The judiciary in India

In this study, Atty. Mamta Kachwaha analyses and evaluates the quality and development of the legal system in India during the last twenty-five years, with a particular emphasis on the judiciary.

This study is a joint publication of the Interdisciplinary Research Program on Root Causes of Human Rights Violations (PIOOM), and the Centre for the Independence of Judges and Laywers (CIJL).

The independence and impartiality of judges and the independence of lawyers form central aspects of this study. The scope also includes important social issues of social justice, such as backlogs and court delay; access to justice and the courts; human rights and the role of the judiciary in giving redress to victims.

India-judiciary independence CIJL-report-1998-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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