The Supreme Court’s [‘SC’] decision in Lok Prahari v. Union of India marks an important addition to electoral reform jurisprudence in India. In this case, the Court issued directions for the institution of a permanent mechanism for the periodical monitoring of increase in assets of MPs/MLAs that is disproportionate to their known sources of income….

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court on Friday declared passive euthanasia and the right of persons, including the terminally ill, to give advance directives to refuse medical treatment  legally permissible. The Constitution Bench held that the Right to Life under Article 21 includes easing the process of dying in the case of a terminally ill patient…

Guest post by Namratha Murugeshan Friday, the 12th of January, 2018 witnessed a historic vocalization of dissent in the Indian judiciary albeit outside the courtroom. In an unprecedented press conference, four puisne judges of the Indian Supreme criticized the incumbent Chief Justice Dipak Misra for abuse of his administrative power in the matter of allocation…

[Guest post by Preeti Pratishruti Dash and Rahul Raman. The authors are Associates (Research) at the Centre on the Death Penalty, NLU Delhi] Reflections from findings in ‘Matters of Judgment – An Opinion Study with 60 former judges of the Supreme Court of India’ In Matters of Judgment, an opinion study among sixty former Supreme…