Addressing Intersectionality And Access To Justice: The Need For An Anti-Discrimination Legislation

The present constitutional provisions that provide protection against different forms of discrimination fall short of recognizing and doing complete justice to the victims of intersectional discrimination. Therefore, an anti-discrimination legislation in terms of substantive equality, horizontal applicability and access to remedies is argued for.

Continue reading

Demands for Structural Changes in the Supreme Court of India: A Historical Overview (Part 2)

In part 2 of this two-part series, the author examines the history behind the demand for the setting up of regional branches of the Supreme Court of India, and links it to present day empirical studies on the correlation between geographical proximity to the Supreme Court and disproportionate access to justice.

Continue reading

Demands for Structural Changes in the Supreme Court of India: A Historical Overview (Part I)

In part 1 of this two-part series, the author provides a historical overview of the demand for the institutional division of the Supreme Court of India into Constitutional and Appellate Courts and links it to the present context by making use of empirical findings.

Continue reading

Fair Trial in the Times of Tyranny?: A Case for Abolition

[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we shall be discussing Prof. (Dr.) Upendra Baxi’s article titled “Human Rights in the Administration of Criminal Justice: The Concept of Fair Trial” published in the Annual Journal of the National Human Rights Commission, Volume-19, 2020. This is the third response to the article by Ameya Bokil, co-founder of the Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project. The introductory post and the links for responses from other commentators (Prof. Amita Dhanda & Prof. Jinee Lokaneeta) can be found here.]

Continue reading