Release of the State of the Indian Judiciary- A Report by DAKSH

The State of the Indian Judiciary- A Report by DAKSH will be released on Wednesday, August 10 in Delhi. Details of the release event and a brief synopsis of the report are set out here. Look forward to seeing many of our readers at the event.

The State of the Indian Judiciary: A Report by DAKSH is a data-driven report which provides new perspectives on the role and performance of the judicial system in India. The Report critically examines concerns that are key to the functioning of the judiciary today, including accountability, administration, and access to justice. This Report explores these concerns in depth, through both a qualitative and a quantitative lens.

This Report is divided into four main sections. It begins with an introduction to DAKSH’s Rule of Law Project and highlights its work on the collation and analysis of judicial data. This is followed by an analysis of the state of judicial administration today. The third section contains insightful perspectives of three key players in the judicial system. The fourth section presents the findings from DAKSH’s first-of-its-kind Access to Justice Survey, as well as exploring the institutional notion of access to justice.

The theme that ties the Report together is its focus on the most prevalent problem of the Indian judiciary today, namely pendency. Through its review, analysis, and examination of the challenges that the judiciary faces on a daily basis, as well as the critical factors that determine a case’s life cycle, the Report creates a robust platform from where viable solutions for the problem of judicial delay may be envisaged.

The contributors to the Report represent diverse backgrounds and disciplines; amongst them are a sitting High Court judge, senior members of the Bar, academics, policy researchers, and students.

The State of the Indian Judiciary: A Report by DAKSH is a path-breaking endeavour with the high purpose of attracting attention to an important area of national concern.’ –– M.N. Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India

The Report will be released on Wednesday, 10 August 2016, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Multi Purpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi. The Eastern Book Company is partnering with DAKSH to host this event.

The release will be followed by a panel discussion on ‘The State of the Indian Judiciary’, to be moderated by Harish B. Narasappa, co-founder of DAKSH. The panellists are: Hon’ble Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal, Mr. K. K. Venugopal, Ms. Indira Jaising, Mr. Arvind Datar, and Dr. G. Mohan Gopal.

After the release, the Report will be available for purchase at the venue. It will also be available through DAKSH’s website, and the Eastern Book Company webstore.

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