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

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Supreme Court Collegium and Transparency

The Supreme Court collegium in India, which is the determinative authority for appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, began publishing its resolutions on the Supreme Court website in October 2017, purportedly to foster transparency. A study of all the published resolutions over a period of two years—from 2017 to 2019—reveals that the collegium systematically failed to disclose critical information essential to an enhanced understanding of its functioning and thus failed in its declared objective of promoting transparency.
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