Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?

“Access to justice cannot suffer in a lockdown, whatever be the circumstances” ­-Hon’ble Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud[1] It won’t be wrong to say that this pandemic has highlighted the weak links in our justice system. A year ago, when the COVID Pandemic was not a conceivable threat, Hon’ble Supreme Court Justice Shri. Sharad Bobde wasContinue reading “Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?”

Behind the Curtains of the Juvenile Justice System in India

Among the development of many legislations and legal frameworks in the world of justice delivery system in India, the juvenile justice system has seen immense growth in terms of the processes involved and principles administered in ensuring a fruitful outcome for children and society alike. The juvenile justice system, what it is today is aContinue reading “Behind the Curtains of the Juvenile Justice System in India”

Child Rights in India

The children of today are the citizens of tomorrow. A country’s progress has numerous dimensions such as economic, social, political, etc. to it. The common thread that links all of these is the fact that the reins of all these factors must be handed over to the children of today. It can be unequivocally statedContinue reading “Child Rights in India”

Principles of Natural Justice

The term ‘Natural Justice’ is derived from the concept of ‘Jus Natural’ mentioned in Roman law. Being associated with the ideas of morality and fairness, it is neither codified nor explicitly mentioned in the constitution. However, natural justice is implied in the fundamental rights as it is the spirit of Article 14, 19 and 21.Continue reading “Principles of Natural Justice”

Delay in Justice: Should it be Penalized?

Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.  -Domitus Ulpian A good society requires fair access and administration of justice. It is the means by which all the injustices established in the society can be sanctioned and removed so as to ensure a better, safe, and peaceful society. Mr.Continue reading “Delay in Justice: Should it be Penalized?”

The Principles of Natural Justice and their Importance

As children, many times, we were told stories of Kings and their great empires and how they would solve a dispute. The King and his court would be the ones to hear the dispute. He would also be unbiased, as he would be solving a dispute amongst his subjects. He would then give a decisionContinue reading “The Principles of Natural Justice and their Importance”

Perils of Judicial Overreach and its Probable Solutions

The concept of judicial activism is the polar opposite of judicial overreach, but these two terms narrate the ideology and dictation behind judicial decision. Violation of the Doctrine of Separation of Powers The State’s powers should be entrusted among three branches (i.e. legislature, judiciary and executive) with a proper checks and balances mechanism in place.[1]Continue reading “Perils of Judicial Overreach and its Probable Solutions”

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

We’ve all heard the saying by William Gladstone that ‘justice delayed is justice denied.’ This phrase can be better understood by the following example. Imagine a man being met with a car accident and needs first aid urgently, but as soon as he asks for help, people tell him that he has to wait forContinue reading “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”