The Indian Judiciary – A Man’s World

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vidhi Narang The discussion around judicial reforms in India has been largely focused on issues of delayed judgements and vacancies. However, a much larger problem which has not received adequate attention is the lack of gender representation in the Indian…

When Judges took to the Press: Looming Public Policy Questions

SHREEJA SEN In the history of the Indian judiciary, there have been several landmark moments. Some have been marked by sheer judicial brilliance, while others have blotted its history, often coming back to haunt the institution. The events of 12 January 2018 are likely to go down as  one such landmark moment, although time will…

The Executive Vs the Judiciary: The Ghost of Rex Lex

Anirudh T. The Executive Vs the Judiciary: The Ghost of Rex Lex with special focus on the Judicial Accountability Commission (JAC) Bill 2013, and the 120th Constitutional Amendment Bill (CAB) Before Aristotle, the belief was Rex Lex or ‘The King is Law’. But it was the great Aristotle of Stagira who proposed Lex Rex or ‘The…