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
Gender and Sexuality
Gender and
Sexuality

In 2014, ALF began exploring the possibility of a comprehensive law to address all forms of discrimination across multiple intersectional identities and also the possibility of building a campaign against discrimination.

Over the years, ALF’s approach changed due to the narratives of discrimination shared with us by 90 activists, scholars, advocates and members of various movements. This report shares the narratives and theories of our respondents, opens up a range of questions and calls for an inclusive campaign to end all forms of discrimination

Intellectual Property
Intellectual
Property
This piece by Lawrence Liang was first published in the Economic and Political Weekly on 22 November 2014. Insights on Film [...]
Law, Media, and Culture
Law, media and
Culture
The 50 days of the 'Demon' are now done. Even as the nation waits in apprehension, wanting to know what lies next, there have been several humorous responses to the same. Church Street Social, an upscale pub in [...]
Labour
Labour
Published on 22nd December 2020 You can download it here.   Executive Summary of the Report You can download it here.   ಅಧ್ಯಯನದ ಮುಖ್ಯ [...]
Environment
Environment
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
The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 failed to address the various forms of abuses meted out to married women, and the alarming increase of dowry deaths. This prompted the women’s rights movement in the 1970’s and 80’s [...]