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Huge cost of litigation has turned justice into a dream for the weaker sections in India

Aug 17, 2016

Huge cost of litigation has turned justice into a dream for the weaker sections in India

Has justice become so expensive in India that it becomes evasive even for a senior ranking bureaucrat? #India #Supreme Court #CriticalPoint #Judiciary #Justice #lawyers #litigation #HC Gupta #Kanhaiya Kumar
Lots of data, lots of misdirection: Why the NLU death row report is flawed

May 10, 2016

Lots of data, lots of misdirection: Why the NLU death row report is flawed

The NLU death penalty report has got data — but its report is not quite about making the judicial system fairer to all. It is about making justice fairer to the likely criminal. #Supreme Court #Justice #Death Penalty #High Court #National Law University #CriticalPointd #rarest of the rare #Death Penalty Research Project
Keenan-Reuben murder trial: Five years have passed and justice is still awaited

May 02, 2016

Keenan-Reuben murder trial: Five years have passed and justice is still awaited

Five years on, Valerian Santos is still waiting for justice. Verdict on the Keenan and Reuben murder case was expected on Monday, but later postponed to 5 May #ConnectTheDots #Justice #Sexual harassment #Keenan Santos #Reuben Fernandez #Fast Track Court #murder trial #Priyanka Fernandez #Valerian Santos #zero tolerance group #woman's court
Five minutes: That's how long a judge in an Indian high court spends hearing a case, reveals study

Apr 07, 2016

Five minutes: That's how long a judge in an Indian high court spends hearing a case, reveals study

A study conducted by a Bengaluru-based NGO has showsn that a judge in a high court spends less than five minutes hearing a case, on an average. #India #NewsTracker #Judiciary #Bengaluru #Justice #High Court #NGO #judges #Shareworthy
Special justice for Bollywood? While Sanjay Dutt is free, 73-year-old Zaibunnisa is still in jail

Feb 28, 2016

Special justice for Bollywood? While Sanjay Dutt is free, 73-year-old Zaibunnisa is still in jail

Seventy three-year-old Zaibunnisa Anwar Kazi was arrested for the same offence as Sanjay Dutt – hoarding ammunition to be used for the 1993 Mumbai blasts. #Bollywood #India #Supreme Court #Sanjay Dutt #CriticalPoint #Justice #Entertainment #TADA #1993 Mumbai blasts case #Zainbunnisa Anwar Kazi
Sri Lanka's attempts to humour western powers cause unease among its military

Nov 30, 2015

Sri Lanka's attempts to humour western powers cause unease among its military

In the third week of November, Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena summoned top army generals who were involved in the campaign against LTTE. The Army Chief was not invited. The discussion focussed on how the government should respond on the setting-up of a commission that will investigate human rights violations in the months leading to the end of a 25-year-old bloody civil war in 2009. #ConnectTheDots #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Justice #UN Human Rights Council #Maithripala Sirisena #Ranil Wickremesinghe #Commission for Truth #Reconciliation and Non-Recurrence
The 'test case' for African Justice: Chadian dictator Habre goes on trial in Senegal

Jul 21, 2015

The 'test case' for African Justice: Chadian dictator Habre goes on trial in Senegal

Chadian dictator Hissene Habre went on trial on Monday in Senegal, a quarter of a century after his blood-soaked reign came to an end, in a prosecution seen as a test case for African justice. #NewsTracker #Africa #Justice #Senegal #Chad #dictator #Habre
Brazil opens corruption probe against former president Silva

Jul 17, 2015

Brazil opens corruption probe against former president Silva

Brazil's corruption-fueled political crisis ramped up on Thursday when prosecutors announced a probe into possible influence peddling by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva #World #Brazil #NewsTracker #Justice #South America #Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva #Corruption probe
Mexico: National day of protest, marches to be held for 43 missing students

Nov 20, 2014

Mexico: National day of protest, marches to be held for 43 missing students

Mexico prepared on Thursday for a national day of protest and marches for 43 missing students culminating in the arrival of the three bus convoys that have been travelling across the country demanding justice for the parents of the disappeared youths. #NewsTracker #Chicago #Paris #Justice #Melbourne #Auckland #Mexico #Lima #Berlin #Stockholm #Iguala #43 missing students #national day of protest #Mexican Revolution 1910 #Ayotzinapa Normal Rural School
Why liberals should stop chasing the utopia of univeralism and full equality

Oct 30, 2014

Why liberals should stop chasing the utopia of univeralism and full equality

Classical liberalism of the Enlightenment was a reaction to authoritarianism, arbitrary laws, overbearing communities, and rigid dogma; but communitarians today are reacting to the undue emphasis on the rights of the egocentric individual. #ConnectTheDots #Justice #Modernity #Liberalism #liberals #community #Rights #duties #tradition