Webinar on Right to Equality: A Paradigm Shift

By | June 3, 2020
Webinar on Right to Equality- A Paradigm Shift

About the Webinar on Right to Equality: A Paradigm Shift

Noida International University (NIU), School of Law and Legal Affairs (SLLA) is organising a webinar on “THE RIGHT TO EQUALITY- A PARADIGM SHIFT” on 7th June 2020 at 11:00 A.M. (IST)

Article 14 embodies the idea of equality expressed in the preamble. It lays down the general principles of equality before the law and prohibits unreasonable discrimination between the persons. The Succeeding Articles 15, 16, 17, and 18 lays down specific applications of the general rules laid down in Article 14. Article 14 is the equality clause because of its wide ambit and applicability. It applies to all persons while Article 15 and others cover only citizens. Article 15 relates to the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, or place of birth. Article 16 guarantees equality of opportunity in matters of public employment. Article 17 abolishes untouchability and Article 18 abolishes title.

About the Speaker

Hon’ble Justice Protik Prakash Banerjee- Sitting Judge of Calcutta High Court.

Hon’ble Justice Protik Prakash Banerjee, (born June 1, 1969) son of Late Mukul Prokash Banerjee, Senior Advocate and past Secretary of the Bar Association of the High Court at Calcutta, and the late Lekha Banerjee, Advocate, was educated at Calcutta Boys’ School and University College of Law, the University of Calcutta. Between 1984 and 1994 he compered Western Music on All India Radio Calcutta and Yuva Vani. He regularly wrote on matters unconnected with the law, between 1989 and 1994 in the Economic Times. Enrolled on January 25, 1995, he practised initially as an Advocate-on-Record on the Appellate Side of the Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta and then as counsel in both the Original and Appellate Sides, in Civil, Constitutional Writ, Company, Labour, Commercial, Testamentary, and Intestate jurisdictions, and reveled in trial law and arbitration, but had limited exposure in criminal matters and appeared only once in a revenue matter.

He was the first Advocate in India to have won a Judgment in favor of his client that an arbitrator under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 is amenable to jurisdiction under Article 227 of the Constitution of India. While at the Bar, he wrote commentaries on several subjects, including the Bengal Excise Act, the Essential Commodities Act, the Original Side Rules, and the Appellate Side Rules, which went into more than one edition. He was a guest lecturer at NUJS taking contract, company and drafting “clinic” classes and till elevation, He was retained as Junior, the Standing Counsel of the State of West Bengal from June 9, 2011, until the demitted office, declining the position of a Senior Government Advocate, on March 9, 2014. He was named a Member of the Governing Body of the Surendranath Law College (the oldest Law College in India, which was initially known as Ripon College) on December 8, 2009, and served till 2011.

He was awarded the Best Speaker Award twice in the Annual Debates of the Indian Law Institute by its West Bengal Unit and was awarded the Most Outstanding Emerging Lawyer Award by the Indian Law Institute, West Bengal State Unit in 2009, the only occasion when it was awarded. He was elected the Vice President of the Bar Association of the High Court at Calcutta and took office on July 31, 2015, and demitted office on July 31, 2017. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on September 19, 2017, and took oath as an Additional Judge on September 21, 2017.

Date and time

Sunday, 7th June 2020 at 11:00 AM (IST)

Fee Details

Registration is Free for all selected participants and it will be first cum first serve basis and an online certificate will be provided to the participants.


Click here to register

The registration will be suspended by 6th June 2020, 5:00 P.M.

Confirmation of registration will be mailed to the selected participants on 6th June 2020.

Note: Certificates would be emailed to your registered email id within two weeks from the date of the Webinar.

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