Alternative Law Forum

ALF is a space that integrates alternative lawyering with critical research, alternative dispute resolution, pedagogic interventions and more generally maintaining sustained legal interventions in various social issues.

Reports and Updates
Intellectual Property
This piece by Lawrence Liang was first published in the Economic and Political Weekly on 22 November 2014. Insights on Film [...]
Gender and Sexuality
Gender and
On the 1st Of February, 2016, the Supreme Court referred the matter pertaining to the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code to a five judge bench. Section 377 is India’s colonial anti-sodomy law [...]
Law, Media, and Culture
Law, media and
Speaker: Lawrence Liang The law of sedition transacts in the language of surplus affection and demands of citizens an enforced love for the nation. In this talk I will try to locate the affective life of sedition [...]
Karnataka Sex Workers Union (KSWU) and Sangama invites you for a discussion among human rights activists On ‘Sex Work, Decriminalization and Labour Rights’ On 5th of March (Thursday), from 12 noon to 2 PM At [...]
Dynamics of inclusion and exclusion of Dalit forest dwelling communities in the making of the Forests Act Friday the 10th of July at 6 pm About the Talk The Forest Rights Act came into being in 2006 as a [...]
Family Law / Domestic Violence
Family Law /
Domestic Violence
An individual is considered a minor till he or she attains the age of eighteen. Till a minor attains majority, he has a guardian, who is empowered to take decisions on behalf of the minor. The minor may also be in the [...]
The piece by Karthik Navayan on Caste Diversity in the Development Sector raises many important issues. Clearly the blindness to the question of the way caste operates is structural and institutional and pervades all [...]