Collegium system to continue till NJAC put in place

The two-decade old Collegium system for appointing judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts will continue until the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) is put in place, Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Friday.

China's top court says no to West's model of judicial independence

China`s top court has urged officials from the ruling Communist Party to shun Western-style judicial independence and reject "erroneous Western thought", state media said on Thursday, as controls over the media, dissent and the Internet are tightened.

Lawyers body forms committee to curb corruption in judiciary

To maintain probity in the judiciary, Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) executive committee has set up grievance committee to handle complaints relating to corruption and misconduct in the judicial system.

Parliament should decide what is good for democracy: SC

Judiciary cannot step into the legislature's arena to bar elected members with criminal antecedents from becoming ministers and it should be left to parliamentarians to decide what is good to save democracy, Supreme Court said on Wednesday.

PM Modi states responsibility of providing ''quality justice'' lies with judiciary, lawyers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the role played by the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) over 150 years and said that legal professionals have contributed a lot during the freedom struggle.

Rehabilitating victim as important as punishing accused: SC

Supreme Court has said the plight of the victims of a crime cannot be ignored even if an offence goes unpunished for want of adequate evidence, and their rehabilitation is as important as punishing the accused.

CJI HL Dattu hails PM Narendra Modi, terms him 'good leader'
CJI HL Dattu hails PM Narendra Modi, terms him 'good leader'

Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "good leader" with a foresight and desire to give good governance to the nation.

Amal Clooney disputes Egypt arrest warning story

British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has disputed a story reporting how Egyptian officials warned her she risked arrest last year if she released a report in Cairo critical of the judiciary.

16 states ratify Judicial Appointments Commission Bill

Sixteen states have ratified a constitutional amendment bill which seeks to scrap the collegium system of judges appointing judges, bringing the government a step closer to put in place a new mechanism of appointments in the higher judiciary.

Scrapping of collegium system got vital push in 2014

The Law Ministry in 2014 sought an early end to the collegium system of judges appointing judges and plans to push in the new year early ratification of a bill by the states to put in place the new mechanism of selection.

Judicial accountability bill needs more consultations: Govt

A proposal seeking to change the present system of investigating complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of higher judiciary requires "further consultation", government said on Thursday, indicating that a bill in this regard may not come in the immediate future.

Cabinet okays 5 new law officers for High Courts

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved appointment of five new Additional Solicitors General in as many High Courts.

CJI wants Lok Adalats to settle at least 10 lakh cases this year

Chief Justice of India HL Dattu hoped that National Lok Adalats being held across the country on Saturday will help settle not less than 10 lakh cases.

Settlements by Lok Adalats win-win situation: Justice Dave

Out-of-court resolutions through Lok Adalats is not just inexpensive and expeditious, it's a win-win situation for the contesting parties, Justice Anil R Dave of the Supreme Court said Saturday.

Judiciary denies British-Iranian volleyball woman jailed

A top Iranian judiciary official on Monday denied that a British-Iranian woman, arrested in June after trying to attend a men`s volleyball match, had been sentenced to jail, media reported.

No complaint against judicial officer without verifiable material: SC

The Supreme Court has asked all the High Courts and subordinate judiciary not to entertain any complaint against a judicial officer unless it is accompanied by sworn affidavits and "verifiable material to substantiate the allegation".

Iran appoints acid attacks probe chief

Iran's judiciary chief has tasked his deputy to lead an investigation into several acid attacks on women that have sown fear across the Islamic republic and provoked rare protests in cities.

Iran appoints acid attacks probe chief

Iran's judiciary chief has tasked his deputy to lead an investigation into several acid attacks on women that have sown fear across the Islamic republic and provoked rare protests in cities.

Pakistan suspends channel for airing programme against judiciary

Pakistan has suspended a television channel for 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs 10 million for airing a derogatory programme against the country's judiciary, the second time this year when a major news network has been silenced by the government.

Courts need to be more accountable: Goa CM Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the judiciary has to be more accountable because its decisions have an impact on the country's economic trajectory.