By meghna at 6 July, 2010, 11:01 pm
Almost everyone around the globe is aware of the catastrophe that happened in Bhopal but there are a very few people who actually know what were the legal lacunae involved in the Bhopal case. The battle was lost before the trial and the victims were betrayed at every step of legal proceedings.
The Battle in United States
At that time Indian Law had no provision of punitive damages to effectively deal with the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The Government of India through an act appointed itself the sole representative of the victims for any legal ...read more Read More
By meghna at 1 April, 2010, 6:54 pm
National Judicial Service has been one of the most political-legal contentious issues in the judicial history of India. The debate has continued for years. On one hand the law ministry and the legislature intends to introduce the National Judicial Service in the country where as on the other hand the judiciary intends to postpone the same.
Why do judges oppose the commission of All India Judicial Service?
There are four basic ways of judicial appointments:-
1. By political institutions (Partially practiced in Italy and South Korea)
2. By judges themselves (Japan, Iraq and India)
3. By non-judge members (Brazil and Most American States)
By meghna at 22 March, 2010, 12:38 pm
History of Public Interest Litigation:
The last two decades have witnessed the conceptualization of Public Interest Litigation in India. Through it the courts (High Court and Supreme Court) have acquired the power to grant justice to people on humanitarian grounds. It has ensured access to justice for the deprived, under-privileged and neglected segments of the society. Various public spirited persons and NGO’s have approached the court of law through this resort.