Assistant Professor and Editor-Legal and Policy Brief and Convenor – Law and Policy Research Group and Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights Studies
B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) N.U.J.S. Kolkata; LL.M., Central European University
Saptarshi teaches, researches and writes in the areas of Family Law, Disability and Mental Health Law, Law and Society, and the legal regulation of gender, sexuality and sexual violence. His current research focuses on the legal regulation of sexual and economic aspects of marriage and divorce. In the past, Saptarshi has worked as law researcher, trainer and program officer with several national and international human rights organizations in New Delhi, such as the Lawyers Collective, Multiple Action Research Group and Amnesty International. He has substantial experience in designing and conducting legal literacy workshops for lay people, NGO workers, lawyers, government officials, and the police, on the Indian Constitution, Family Law, women's rights, gender based violence and disability rights. He was a member of the sub-committee (2014-15) constituted under the Twentieth Law Commission of India that suggested large scale reforms to child custody and guardianship laws. Saptarshi has been a TLSI Fellow at the inaugural Transnational Law Summer Institute, King's College, London (2015) and has held visiting fellowships at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, OÃ±ati, Spain (2015), and the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2012). With his JGLS colleague, Dr. Ashish Bharadwaj, he edits the Law and Policy Brief, which carries inter-disciplinary analyses of Bills pending before the Parliament, recent court judgments, amendments to existing laws, recently enacted laws, and other topical legal issues that have important policy implications.
Journal/ Law Review
Works in Progress