South Asian Political Thought (SAPT) Discussion Group: MT18 Week 3: Constitutional Morality: An Approach to Constitutional Interpretation

Convener(s): Udit Bhatia & Amogh Dhar Sharma

Speaker(s): Surbhi Shukla, University of Oxford

Shukla's paper examines how judges ought to interpret a constitution. After exploring various competing approaches, she advances the 'constitutional morality' approach. On this account, judges are required to take moral calls, but in ways that are constrained, in a particular way, by the constitutional text, drafts, debates, historical context and normative aspirations which framed the constitution.  

Surabhi Shukla is a DPhil Candidate in Law (University of Oxford).

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