DAKSH in 2018

January

February

  • o   Harish  Narasappa was quoted in The Print regarding whether the judiciary’s overreach in the field of policy making is damaging its credibility.

March

  • o  The results of the ADR-DAKSH Voter Survey, undertaken prior to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly  Elections, was covered by Prajavani between 5 th March and 16 th March.
  • o  Harish Narasappa writes in the DAKSH blog about Justice Gautam Patel taking a refreshin approach  to tackle repeated adjournments.
  • o  DAKSH’s  research associate, Arunav Kaul, writes in The Wire about rethinking the way judges are allocated to different High Courts and using a more scientific and data-oriented method to determine  the judge strength.
  • o  Harish Narasappa writes in the DAKSH blog about the overruling of Justice Gautam Patel’s order   regarding costs to tackle repeated adjournments.

April

  • o  DAKSH’s research associate, Shruthi Naik writes in The Wire about the downside of having ‘justice  clocks’ and court rankings to measure judicial performance.
  • o  Arunav  Kaul writes in The Wire about the 20 years delay in Salman Khan’s blackbuck poaching case.

May

  • o  DAKSH in collaboration with B.PAC (Bangalore Political Action Committee), prepared a report on candidates contesting in the Karnataka Legislative Assemble Elections, 2018 who have criminal cases filed against them.
  • o  Arunav Kaul, writes in the DAKSH blog about the feasibility of judges working till 3:00 AM to hear all the cases listed for the day.
  • o  Shruthi Naik writes in the DAKSH blog regarding how many women approach the judiciary.

June

  • o  Arunav Kaul co-authored an article in Scroll about the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018  and the timelines it lays down for deciding rape cases.
  • o  DAKSH’s research fellow and programme director Surya Prakash, and visiting research fellow Rangin Pallav Tripathy, write for The Print about the lack of democratic scrutiny in the appointment of judges to higher courts and revamping the appointment process.

August

  • o  Shruthi Naik writes in the DAKSH blog about the need for infrastructural changes in the courts to make  them more accessible.
  •  o  Arunav Kaul co-authored an article in Deccan Herald about the need to revisit the policy on court  mangers.

September

  • o  Shruthi Naik writes in The Wire regarding a recent order of the Allahabad High Court on delays in judicial appointments: the scale of unprecedented vacancy in the subordinate courts.
  • o  Shruthi Naik writes in the Mint regarding how the use of technology in case management could help the judiciary cope with judicial delay and pendency.

October

  • o  DAKSH’s video documentary series, JANA, was released. The series aims to understand how non- judicial authorities carry out ‘justice’ dispensation, as well as highlight the method of dispute resolution followed by non-judicial dispute resolution authorities.

November

December

  • o  DAKSH’s research associate, Siddharth Mandrekar Rao writes in the DAKSH blog raising concerns  about the ‘District Court Monitoring System’ that the current Chief Justice of India proposes to implement.
  • o  Harish Narasappa writes in the Bloomberg Quint on court vacations.
  • o  Shruthi Naik writes in The Print on the decisions of the Supreme Court in 2018.
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