ABOUT US

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."

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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.

NAMITA BHANDARE

Columnist and India’s first gender editor for the newspaper Mint from 2013 to 2016. A graduate of Stanford University, she wrote an award-winning 12-part series on women and work that looked at India’s declining female labour force participation. She writes for The Hindustan Times, Mint and Foreign Policy.

APARNA CHANDRA

Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance, National Law University, Delhi; 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

Board member of Amnesty India; 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.

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

MADAN LOKUR

Justice (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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