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Accountability of the Supreme Court

Can a citizen of India not criticise the Supreme Court's decisions? Can she not criticise the procedures and management of the court? Is the court not supposed to be accountable? How will its accountability be enforced if it were made absolutely immune from public criticism?

Judging the Judges

The manner in which contempt proceedings are often initiated at the drop of a hat by some aggrieved members of the judiciary makes one wonder whether this tendency is not becoming comparable to the invocation of the blasphemy law by the religious establishment in Pakistan.

Curbing Female Foeticide

The Supreme Court's tough stand on implementation of the Pre- Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act is unlikely to be effective in dealing with female foeticide given the indifference of governments, especially of the states with the worst records in this regard, and the silence of civil society.

Valuation of Undervalued and Dumped Imports

The ticklish issue of domestic rulings vis-a-vis GATT/WTO jurisprudence in the context of a recent ruling by the Supreme Court touching on what constitutes 'ordinary course of trade'.


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