About

Article14 addresses threats to and failures of justice and deficiencies in the legal system, tracks successes that can be built upon and discerns trends and patterns that require to be brought to the widest public attention. It takes its name from arguably the most important fundamental right conferred by the Constitution of India: "The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India."

A joint effort between lawyers, journalists, and academics, Article14 provides intensive research and reportage, data and varied perspectives—either by way of commissioned research projects or indepth investigations—on issues necessary to safeguard democracy and the rule of law. We meld academic and legal rigour with journalistic flair and storytelling. We keep people at the centre of our work, connecting their stories to the operation of the justice system and chronicling efforts that harness the law to keep India’s democracy vibrant and robust.


Editorial Board

MOHSIN ALAM BHAT
Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Public Interest Law, Jindal Global Law School; law degrees from NALSAR, Hyderabad & Yale Law School. Areas of research: constitutional law and theory, equality and discrimination law, law and religion, and law and social movements.

APARNA CHANDRA
Associate Professor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru; works on constitutional law, human rights, gender and the law, empirical legal studies, and judicial process reform; holds law degrees from NLSIU, Bangalore & Yale Law School, USA.

CHITRANGADA CHOUDHRY
Multimedia journalist and researcher focussing on rural, in particular tribal communities, and issues of environmental and social justice. Her reportage has been cited for the Sanskriti Award, the Press Council of India's National Award for Investigative Reporting and the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize twice. A graduate of St.Stephen's College, Delhi, she has been a Fulbright-Nehru Fellow at Columbia University and a Knight Journalism Fellow.

PRIYA RAMANI
Veteran journalist, editor, commentator with stints as equities reporter for Reuters, editor of Cosmopolitan and nearly a decade as one of the founding editors of Mint newspaper. Held senior editorial positions at Elle magazine, The Indian Express newspaper and digital first publishing startup Juggernaut. Columnist at Bloomberg Quint.

GAUTAM BHATIA
Supreme Court lawyer; author of "The Transformative Constitution"; and "Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Freedom of Speech under the Indian Constitution; chosen by Forbes magazine as one of "30 Achievers Under 30"; Rhodes scholar; law degrees from NLSUI, Bangalore & Yale Law School.

MANOJ MITTA
Senior journalist focussed on law and human rights; founding director of the Foundation for Media Professionals; author of two critically acclaimed books on sectarian strife in India, "The Fiction of Fact-Finding: Modi and Godhra", and "When a Tree Shook Delhi: The 1984 Carnage and Its Aftermath".

JAVED ANSARI
In a career spanning more than three decades, Ansari has worked with the print media, television and radio, specialising in national politics, community relations and sports. He has worked for India Today magazine, The Hindu, the DNA and the BBC World Service. His last full-time job was Executive Editor of India Today TV. He is now a freelance political commentator.

NIKITA SONAVANE
Nikita Sonavane is the co-founder of the Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project, a Bhopal based litigation and research intervention focused on building accountability against criminalisation of marginalised communities by the police and the criminal justice system. She has previously studied local governance, forest rights, and gender in the Adivasi region of Dang in Gujarat. She holds a B.A. (political science) degree from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, an LL.B. degree from Government Law College, Mumbai, and an LL.M in law and development from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

SAMAR HALARNKAR
Columnist and former editor, IndiaSpend and Factchecker; former Managing Editor, Hindustan Times. Fellowships at Nieman Foundation, Harvard; University of California-Berkeley. National Investigative Journalism Award, 2018, from Asian College of Journalism.


Advisory Board


JUSTICE AFTAB ALAM (retd)
Supreme Court of India

SUNIL KHILNANI
Avantha Professor and Director
King's India Institute
Kings College, London

V. GEETHA
Writer and Feminist Historian

CHAMAN LAL
Padma Shri Awardee
Indian Police Service (Retd.)

AJIT PRAKASH SHAH
Chief Justice (Retd.)
Delhi High Court

NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL
Professor
Centre for the Study of Law and Governance
Jawaharlal Nehru University

N. C. SAXENA
Indian Administrative Service (Retd.)
Former Supreme Court Commissioner

MEERAN BORWANKAR
Indian Police Service (Retd.)
Former Director General
Bureau of Police Research and Development





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