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Justice versus Judiciary: Justice Enthroned or Entangled in India?

Sudhanshu Ranjan


A pathbreaking work on judicial accountability and independence. The work is remarkable for its extraordinary erudition as well as its straightforwardness. The author has the exemplary courage to speak the truth. He has not spared anyone holding everyone to account. He refuses to treat the judiciary as the holy cow and explains how the independence and accountability of judges are complimentary and complementary to each other. He holds judges accountable both for their conduct as well as for their judgements which are extra-legal. He questions judicial delays which frustrate justice under a de ... More

Keywords: Judge, judging, judgement, Objective right, Natural justice, Predictability and certainty, Conflict of interest, Independence of judiciary, Judicial misconduct, Judicial overreach and under-reach, Judiciary and the RTI, Judicial statistics, Judicial delays, Quality of judgements, Unpredictability of justice system, Bench hunting, Judges in the people’s court, Accountability of judges, Post-retirement assignment, Courts as fortresses, Open justice, Evolution of lawyers, Expensive justice, Justice reserved for the highest bidder, Right of defence, Rape in the courts, Defending justice, not clients, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Equity, justice and good conscience, Consistency, Extra-constitutional jurisdiction, Law and morality, My Lord, Your Excellency, Colonial hangover

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199490493
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199490493.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sudhanshu Ranjan, author
Senior Journalist, Doordarshan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India