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Year of the Supreme Court

Year of the Supreme Court

Manoj Mitta | December 25, 2010
In this season of scams, the apex court played a pivotal role in dealing with corruption. But there have been lows too.
law and order
'There has been little movement on a privacy law in India'

'There has been little movement on a privacy law in India'

MANOJ MITTA | December 18, 2010
Usha Ramanathan, an independent law researcher who works on the jurisprudence of law, poverty and rights, talks about the campaign against measures…
Churning in place, not law

Churning in place, not law

Manoj Mitta | December 18, 2010
An unintended consequence of the Radia tapes is the sudden focus on the need for a robust privacy law. India's poor safeguards for data…
Now we know

Now we know

Manoj Mitta | October 23, 2010
Five years on, the RTI has survived many an effort to dilute its provisions.
Loose Noose
Between life and death

Between life and death

Manoj Mitta | October 16, 2010
Is the Indian judiciary following the global trend of moving away from the option of capital punishment?
Picking their own men

Picking their own men

Manoj Mitta | October 9, 2010
The Supreme Court collegium has made some rather questionable appointments. When will India have its first democratically selected judge?
Judiciary on trial

Judiciary on trial

Manoj Mitta | October 2, 2010
The Allahabad HC verdict has raised questions over the role of the courts in the dispute that has dragged on for six decades and polarised the…
Quick Fix
A tragedy of many facts

A tragedy of many facts

Manoj Mitta | July 10, 2010
The Bhopal verdict, a spate of honour killings, skewed sentences for sexual offenders - recent events that have made a mockery of justice and the…
Hung Verdict
How the die is cast

How the die is cast

Manoj Mitta | May 15, 2010
Kasab's death sentence came as no surprise, as his was an open-and-shut case. In general though, only the 'rarest of rare' cases are…
Hung Verdict
Life, death and the third way

Life, death and the third way

Manoj Mitta | May 15, 2010
Why hang convicts? Just put them away for life, argue those against the death penalty. But in India, a life sentence does not extend to the entire…
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