On Friday, the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy hosted an event at the Constitutional Club of India in New Delhi to celebrate the launch of its briefing book Towards the Rule of Law: 25 Legal Reforms for India. The book launch was followed by a public debate on the motion: “This house believes that present day India is a rule of law State”. The debate, moderated by Rajdeep Sardesai, consulting editor, India Today, saw the presence of Members of Parliament Baijayant Panda and Swapan Dasgupta and Supreme Court advocate Madhavi Divan as speakers in favour of the proposition. For the opposition, Shruti Kapila, lecturer, Cambridge University; Siddharth Chauhan, Assistant Professor, NALSAR, Hyderabad; and Alok Prasanna Kumar, Senior Resident Fellow in Vidhi, were the speakers. Panda asked the audience to view the world number 66 ranking accorded to India, as a rule of law state, by the World Justice Project among over 100 countries, as “glass half full”. He … [Read more...] about Launch Of Vidhi’s Briefing Book On Rule Of Law: ‘Does Democracy Mean All Is Well On Rule Of Law Front’?
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Within the next few weeks, the ABA’s World Justice Project will start testing its theories of what defines the rule of law by sending fact-gathering teams to four countries, including the United States.This field work will be the first effort by the project to test the feasibility of the rule of law index, a key element of the World Justice Project. The purpose of the index is to measure in some factual way how effective countries are in adhering to the rule of law, at least in terms of meeting certain criteria.In addition to the United States, the field-testing of the rule of law index will take place in Chile, India and Nigeria, said ABA President William H. Neukom in a news conference held this afternoon during the association’s 2008 midyear meeting in Los Angeles. The World Justice Project is Neukom’s primary presidential initiative.“We’re not in the ‘shame and blame game’ here,” said Neukom, of Seattle. “We don’t have a … [Read more...] about ABA to Measure Rule of Law in Four Countries, Including U.S.
The propaganda of the government to promote openness has started bearing fruit, as India figures in the top 30 countries in the world for an open government according to a study that ranks countries on the basis of citizen experiences of rule of law. However, while the country featured in the top scorers list of a certain subject, India also figures as the worst performer under parameters of administration of civil justice and order and security.Released by the US-based World Justice Project, the Rule of Law Index 2016 covered 113 countries to measure how the general public worldwide experiences rule of law in practical, everyday situations. Performance is measured using 44 indicators across eight primary rule of law factors, each of which is scored and ranked globally and against regional and income peers: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal … [Read more...] about India’s Struggles To Remain Afloat In Rule Of Law Index [Read Report]
India, being the largest democracy in the world, is the outcome of the principle of the rule of law and aspires to establish an egalitarian social order. Democracy has been best defined as “the government of the people, by the people for the people”, it expects prevalence of genuine orderliness, positive propriety, dedicated discipline and sanguine sanctity by constant affirmance of constitutional morality which is the pillar stone of good governance. Democracy requires us to respect and develop the free spirit of human being which is responsible for all progress in human history. The success and failure of democracy depends largely on the extent to which civil liberties are enjoyed by the citizens in general. The role of law is to protect each member of society from his or her fellow members, thereby preventing their rights and liberties from being encroached upon. An individual’s fundamental right did not get diminished just because he belongs to another … [Read more...] about Government, Governance, Lynching And Rule Of Law
Symbiosis Law School, Pune (SLS, Pune), a constituent of Symbiosis International University India, is one of the top ranking law institutes in the country and seeks to achieve and attain greater milestones in academic and legal research.To contribute towards knowledge generation, dissemination and foster the spirit of national development Symbiosis Law School,Pune is happy to announce a two day symposia on National Security Laws: Leveraging Rule of Law for a More Secure India on the 19th and 20th of October 2016.The recent developments of global terrorism, climate change, failing states, Arab Spring, dissolution of borders in the modern information age, and proliferation of nuclear weapons have significantly altered the traditional concept of state sovereignty model based on Westphalian and notion of national security. Now security threats involve not only conventional foes but ranges from state secrets information protection to international … [Read more...] about SLS, Pune: Two Day Symposia On National Security Laws: Leveraging Rule Of Law For A More Secure India