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Legally India - News for lawyers, Indian law firms, students Madras HC 12-judge-names appeal: The Madras HC through its registrar general will move the SC against its own division bench decision that had stayed the appointment of the 12 recommended Madras HC advocates as judges whose recommendations has courted controversy at the HC [TOI] Madras HC advocates against opacity, subjectivity in judge selection: Madras High Court Advocates Association President RC Paul Kanagaraj says that in the absence of transparency in the collegium process the judges panel recommending names for judgeships is easily prone to favouritism. Kanagaraj is opposed by a faction of lawyers of the HC who feel that consulting bar associations is a process prone to subjectivity and not entirely fair [New Indian Express] Delhi needs 100 more judges: Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti has advised the Delhi HC to recruit 100 judges for various courts in the capital [Business Standard].
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We briefly dealt with Public Interest Litigation in the earlier Project on "Knowledge of Law Essential for Public Servants". For your beneift the biref is reproduced hereunder: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) can be filed in any High Court or directly in the Supreme Court. It is not necessary that the petitioner has suffered some injury of his own or has had personal grievance to litigate. PIL is a right given to the socially conscious member or a public spirited NGO to espouse a public cause by seeking judicial for redressal of public injury. Such injury may arise from breach of public duty or due to a violation of some provision of the Constitution. Public Interest Litigation, PIL
Public Interest Litigation Public interest litigation:- Its origin and meaning. –In Indian law, means litigation for the protection of public interest. It is litigation introduced in a court of law, not by the aggrieved party but by the court itself or by any other private party. It is not necessary, for the exercise of the court's jurisdiction, that the person who is the victim of the violation of his or her right should personally approach the court. Public Interest Litigation
Introduction to Public Interest Litigation (from Health Care Case Law in India – A Reader by CEHAT and ICHRL - pg. 199-200- edited by Adv. Mihir Deasi and Adv. Kamayani Bali Mahabal) Introduction to Public Interest Litigation | Public Interest Litigation|Introduction | www.karmayog.org
Legal Research Guide: India - Law Library of Congress Back to Foreign and International Law Introduction to India's Legal System India is a federation of 28 states and 7 Union Territories. The President is the head of the Union executive. He acts on the advice of the Union cabinet headed by a prime minister who is responsible to the parliament of India. The parliament is bicameral: Council of States or Upper House whose main membership is elected by state legislatures and the House of People or Lower House consisting of members elected directly by the people in general elections.
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Supreme Court Admits IA in NDPS 64A Case Supreme Court admits Harm Reductionists’ intervention in immunity from prosecution for drug offences case 10th August, Delhi: The Supreme Court allowed the Indian Harm Reduction (IHRN) to intervene and assist the Court in a case related to the interpretation of Section 64A of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS), a crucial provision that intersects between criminal justice and health for persons who use drugs. IHRN’s application was admitted in the matter of Aatish Suraj v State of NCT, Delhi SLP (Crl) No. 1965 of 2011, an appeal arising from the rejection of the petitioner’s plea for exemption from prosecution for possession of 20 grams of cannabis, despite undergoing addiction treatment at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre run by the All India Institute for Medical Sciences, as provided in Section 64A of the NDPS Act.
Lawyers Update - Monthly Magazine for Students & Law Professionals Justice Cannot Follow a Tough Act - B.B Pande The August 31 verdict of the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) in the Delhi gang rape case, handing down a bare three-year custodial sentence to the juvenile member, has generated a fresh round of debate on the legality and desirability of juvenile justice itself: why should juveniles above 16 indulging in violent crimes not be treated as adult criminals? Why should juveniles who are privy to a heinous crime not be given the same punishment as others? Why should our juvenile justice law not follow the 1990s American society's ‘get tough with violent juveniles' approach?
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