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Why History Matters

Supreme Court of India: The Beginnings by George H Gadbois, Jr; edited and introduced by Vikram Raghavan and Vasujith Ram, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017; pp xxxii + 245, ₹ 795.

Collegium System in the Indian Judiciary Needs to be Reformed for Greater Transparency and Accountability

The collegium system must not see itself as being above the safeguards and measures for transparency, accountability and demographic representation that apply to India’s pillars of democracy.

How Can the Judiciary’s Ability to Dispense Justice Be Improved?

India has a large pendency of court cases, and this has affected the judiciary’s ability to provide justice. While the creation of an All India Judiciary Services was seen as a solution to this and other problems since its introduction in 1958, the idea has received a mixed response. A batch of orders by the Supreme Court in 2019 alters recruitment rules. The author argues that these changes will help fill vacancies without compromising on the quality of judges.

Do Courts Rely on Stereotypes Instead of Legal Frameworks in Cases of Sexual Harassment?

The fear of women filing false complaints continues to be one of the principal oppositions to the existence of the law against sexual harassment. Through an analysis of a 2019 high court judgment that ruled a complaint to be “false,” the author argues that courts often do not differentiate between a complaint filed with “malicious intent” and one where the complaint could not be supported with evidence permissible to the court.
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