Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

Full Coverage : HANGING IN BALANCE

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Between an emboldened executive and a defensive judiciary, who should have the upper hand in deciding who sits on the bench? This question speaks to the constitutional principle of the independence of the judiciary and its accountability in a democracy. The finest minds reflect.

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A needless confrontation

Government’s handling of the constitutional amendment bill has set up a face-off between executive and judiciary.

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Not just about appointments

The JAC must not disrupt the institutional ideology of the Supreme Court.

Seven qualities of highly effective judges
oped-s
August 14, 2014

Judicial appointments cannot be left to the preferences of JAC members.

In defence of the collegium
kt-thumb
August 13, 2014

The judicial appointments commission is unlikely to fix problems and will also be prone to manipulation and favouritism.

The current accountability deficit
heysmall
August 12, 2014

Judges should be marginally outnumbered in the judicial appointments commission.

Lay down standards of transparency
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August 11, 2014

Appointments commission proposed by the UPA suffered from vices of both pre-1993 and existing systems.

A case for two commissions
caess
August 9, 2014

The judicial appointment commission has not worked well in other countries.

Change must respect basic structure
ciol
August 8, 2014

Appointments and transfers of judges affect the independence of the judiciary and judicial review.

First, insulate the judge from politics
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August 7, 2014

The thesis of ‘committed’ judiciary has been abandoned, but its practice continues unabated. That is the real problem, writes RAM JETHMALANI.

Needed: Dialogue, statesmanship
judiciary-s
August 6, 2014

Because we cannot risk another judicial decision on appointments, writes FALI S. NARIMAN