ACCESS TO JUSTICE – THE DETENTION CAMPS OF ASSAM (PART-2)

The foundations of criminal law jurisprudence mandate that the State must provide legal counsel to an accused-citizen if he or she is not able to afford counsel for the trial. However, the adjudication transpiring within a Foreigners Tribunal is not a criminal trial, and thus the State is under no obligation to provide legal counsel … More ACCESS TO JUSTICE – THE DETENTION CAMPS OF ASSAM (PART-2)

ACCESS TO JUSTICE – THE DETENTION CAMPS OF ASSAM (PART-1)

“Access to Justice is not a cloistered virtue! Access to Justice to every bona fide seeker is a democratic dimension of remedial jurisprudence; even as public interest litigation, class action and pro bono proceedings are.” These erudite words [Footnote-1] were penned by the Revered Lord Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer almost four decades ago. As citizens … More ACCESS TO JUSTICE – THE DETENTION CAMPS OF ASSAM (PART-1)