Tarunabh Khaitan

Tarunabh completed his undergraduate law degree from National Law School, Bangalore in 2004 and the BCL and M.Phil. from Oxford thereafter. He is currently finishing his doctorate on comparative aspects of anti-discrimination law and teaches constitutional law to Oxford undergraduates. His past research activities include a conference paper on the use of litigation as a political tool by social interest groups; and another on the characterisation of the crimes committed in Gujarat 2002 under international criminal law. A forthcoming article deals with the equality jurisprudence under the Indian constitution and the extremely deferential standards of review evolved by the Supreme Court, which has ensured that Article 15(1) remains a non-starter. More broadly, his research interests include studying constitutional, criminal and family law from socio-legal and comparative perspectives.