ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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State and Emerging Interlocking Legal Systems

Interrogating extraordinary laws is not merely questioning their legality. One must move beyond notions of legality to see how within a complex network of laws, extraordinary laws unfold in ways, which have far-reaching implications for the criminal justice system. Through an exploration of trial court judgments, the Malimath Committee Report and the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002, this essay demonstrates how extraordinary and ordinary laws have come to traverse common ground, bringing about a 'permanence of the temporary'.

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