From Pusher Street to Purulia: Legal Monism versus Legal Pluralism
In this lunch lecture on Legal Monism versus Legal Pluralism, Stig Toft Madsen, Fil.Dr., Senior Research Fellow at NIAS, will take us from Pusher Street in Christiania, Copenhagen to Niels Holck and the arms drop case in Purulia, West Bengal.
All are welcome.
Feel free to bring your own lunch.
Stig Toft Madsen's blog post "A Dane in disteress" on AsiaPortal :
The Purulia Arms drop in 1995 was a rare example of a private team of white criminals delivering weapons to an oppositional group in India. The main organizer of the arms drop was a Dane inter alia named Niels Holck. This week's In Focus blog on the AsiaPortal by Stig Toft Madsen, research associate of NIAS, discusses various issues of the extradition case heard in the Lower Court and the Eastern High Court in 2010-11. The courts agreed that Holck could not be extradited mainly due to India's poor human rights record. In return, India "froze" relations to Denmark.
Niels Holck being interviewed after winning in the court in Hillerød, November 1, 2010 (Photo: Stig Toft Madsen)