Month: June 2021

208th Law Commission Report – A Critical Reflection

The Hindu Codified Law or the Hindu Code is the primary source of governance for all Hindus in India. Its constituents include four major acts viz. the Hindu Marriage Act 1955, the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act 1956, the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act 1956 and the Hindu Succession Act 1956. After their promulgation, these …

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Appointment Of Higher Judiciary In India: Collegium Or Commission

The national debate is raging in India about the system of appointments for Supreme Court and High Court judges.  The executive had primary authority over judicial appointments when it was establishing. In 1993, the Supreme Court created by its judgment, a new system of appointments known as the collegium system, whereby the Chief Justice of …

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Exploring The Concepts Of Justice In India

Justice is the profound principle of morality and philosophy. The word ‘Justice’ is derived from the Latin term ‘justitia’ [i], meaning righteousness and equity. Justice in its truest form treats equals equally and unequal unequally [ii], as quoted by Aristotle. The Constitution of India guarantees its citizen ‘social, economic and political’ justice[iii]. The principles enshrined in the constitution ensures …

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