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Lessons From S. Sushma v. Commissioner of Police: Beyond Judicial Training and Education

By | September 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Editor’s Note: In this post, Ishika Garg analyses the verdict of the Madras High Court in S. Sushma v. Commissioner of Police. The author argues that Justice Anand Venkatesh’s efforts of sensitisation as well as the progressive character of the judgment, highlight the importance of greater training in the judiciary to decide on cases pertaining [...]

Revisiting V Surendra Mohan: An Opportunity Seized in Vikash Kumar v. UPSC – Part II

By | March 18th, 2021|Access to Justice, Adjudication and Judicial Process, Diversity, Supreme Court of India|

Editor’s Note: The following is Part II of a two-part post on the judiciary and inclusion of differently-abled persons as judges. In Part I, authors Eeshan Sonak and Yash Dodhani criticised the Supreme Court decision in V. Surendra Mohan v. State of Tamil Nadu, which held that a visual impairment or hearing disability above 50% [...]

Revisiting V Surendra Mohan: A Black Spot on the Progressive Growth of Equality for the Differently-Abled – Part I

By | March 18th, 2021|Access to Justice, Adjudication and Judicial Process, Diversity, Supreme Court of India|

Editor’s Note: The following is Part I of a two-part post on the judiciary and inclusion of differently-abled persons as judges. In this part, authors Eeshan Sonak and Yash Dodani point out the problems with Supreme Court’s judgment in V. Surendra Mohan v. State of Tamil Nadu, which held that a visual impairment or hearing [...]

An Exigency to Revise the Offence of Criminal Contempt

By | September 7th, 2020|Adjudication and Judicial Process, Criminal Law, Supreme Court of India|

Editor’s Note: In this post, Sahiba Vyas and Varun Litoriya* critically evaluate India’s criminal contempt law against the backdrop of the recent Prashant Bhushan case. They point out that the criminal contempt law is vague, its “scandalising the court” standard needs a relook, and there is danger of criticism of individual judges also being adjudged [...]

Justice N. Anand Venkatesh on the Structuring of Pleadings – Part II

By | July 18th, 2020|Adjudication and Judicial Process, Civil Procedure, Guest Speaker Series, Litigation Practice, Tricks of the Trade, Young Lawyers|

Editor’s Note: This post (the second part of a two-part series) is a transcript of a webinar conducted by Justice N. Anand Venkatesh of the Madras High Court on the Structuring of Pleadings under the Civil Procedure Code. The webinar is a part of the Nyaya Forum for Courtroom Lawyering’s Webinar Series on Practical Skills [...]

Justice N. Anand Venkatesh on the Structuring of Pleadings – Part I

By | July 18th, 2020|Adjudication and Judicial Process, Civil Procedure, Guest Speaker Series, Litigation Practice, Tricks of the Trade, Young Lawyers|

Editor’s Note: This post (the first part of a two-part series) is a transcript of a webinar conducted by Justice N. Anand Venkatesh of the Madras High Court on the Structuring of Pleadings under the Civil Procedure Code. The webinar is a part of the Nyaya Forum for Courtroom Lawyering’s Webinar Series on Practical Skills [...]

When will the third pillar stand? Analysing the establishment a new High Court for Andhra Pradesh

By | February 28th, 2018|Access to Justice, Bar Associations, Constitution of India, High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Judicial Administration|

In this post, Siddharth Sunil and Rama Ratna Sarma* discuss the socio-legal context in which the establishment of the new High Court in the state of Andhra Pradesh is mired. They provide reasons for deferral of the establishment of the High Court, and sensitize us about the urgency of executing the plan of establishing the [...]