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Another Judiciary-Executive confrontation brewing in Pakistan?
Aug 03, 2011

Another Judiciary-Executive confrontation brewing in Pakistan?

Although the present confrontation between the judiciary and executive is not of the magnitude witnessed in 2007, the episode underlines the vulnerability of the political process in Pakistan.

Death for the dictator: Interplay of Pakistan’s politics, military and judiciary
Dec 17, 2019

Death for the dictator: Interplay of Pakistan’s politics, military and judiciary

As things stand in Pakistan, the army and the government claim to be on the same page. The judiciary — for now — is standing apart.

Egyptian judiciary will ensure the constitution protects all
Sep 17, 2012

Egyptian judiciary will ensure the constitution protects all

Recognising the critical nature of the situation in Egypt, and the role that a successful free and fair elections will have as a stabilizing factor in the establishment of a 'new' Egypt, Observer Research Foundation invited Justice Hatem Bagato,

In Maldives, now it's legislature vs judiciary?
Oct 26, 2012

In Maldives, now it's legislature vs judiciary?

In Maldives, the fledgling democracy is now getting exposed to the inevitability of an issue-based confrontation between the Legislature and the Judiciary. But the stake-holders need to handle the issues and the attendant controversies with the knowledge, accommodation and sensitivity that they demand.

Justice Hamid Kureshi Case: Battle between executive and judiciary continues unabated
Sep 02, 2019

Justice Hamid Kureshi Case: Battle between executive and judiciary continues unabated

The Supreme Court has to decide whether to reconsider its earlier recommendation or to reiterate Justice Kureshi’s name.

Maldives: Judiciary in 'crisis' or 'transition'?
Jun 06, 2013

Maldives: Judiciary in 'crisis' or 'transition'?

In Maldives, legal and judicial process may be in for another season of controversies, ahead of the presidential polls in September. It is also in transition, from a not-so-democratic past to a democratised future. It is too early to say which way it would go.

Maldives: Seeking to put judiciary in a spot
Mar 29, 2013

Maldives: Seeking to put judiciary in a spot

On specifics they may differ, but a common view seems to be slowly emerging on the imminent need for effecting reforms to the nation's judiciary among the divided polity in Maldives.

Pakistan’s judiciary as a compliant arbiter of power
Apr 06, 2024

Pakistan’s judiciary as a compliant arbiter of power

As Pakistan ushers in a new executive, backed by a fractured legislature, its judiciary remains survivalist

The Indian judiciary @ 75: A crucial pillar of democracy
Aug 15, 2022

The Indian judiciary @ 75: A crucial pillar of democracy

Despite the numerous ups and downs, the judiciary continues to be seen as a last resort for justice by the citizens and a counter-majoritarian institu

#Justice Delivery System in India: कैसी है भारत के न्यायिक बुनियादी ढांचे की स्थिति?
Aug 26, 2022

#Justice Delivery System in India: कैसी है भारत के न्यायिक बुनियादी ढांचे की स्थिति?

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7 ideas India will debate in 2022
Jan 03, 2022

7 ideas India will debate in 2022

From the pandemic to state and Presidential polls, India has quite a year already chalked out

A battle for Pakistan
May 19, 2023

A battle for Pakistan

The tragedy of Pakistan is that there is no neutral arbiter left in the State apparatus—not the judiciary, not the Presidency, not even the Pakistan

Angry Army, Defiant Imran
Jun 08, 2023

Angry Army, Defiant Imran

Pakistan Army is unwilling to spare Imran Khan or his supporters, defenders, and protectors, especially in the judiciary

CBR Security in India: Threat Analysis and Role of Industries
Jun 15, 2013

CBR Security in India: Threat Analysis and Role of Industries

The media in India enjoys a great deal of freedom and when it is threatened, the response is vociferous. Nevertheless, there is the need to maintain a balance between free expression and other community and individual rights; this responsibility should not be borne by the judiciary alone, but by all those who enjoy these rights.  

China's efforts to improve Rule of Law
Nov 05, 2014

China's efforts to improve Rule of Law

The Fourth Plenum of the CPCCC discussed at length a rather unusual theme -- the "Rule of Law", a sensitive topic. This has led to many speculations. Is China looking at a totally independent judiciary? What would be the red lines for the legal system? And what are the real motives for such a move?

CJ's impeachment case in Sri Lanka: Poised for interesting climax?
Jan 08, 2013

CJ's impeachment case in Sri Lanka: Poised for interesting climax?

In the CJ impeachment case in Sri Lanka, the options for the Government are fewer, while for the Chief Justice, it is still worse - when it comes to enforcing Parliament's will on the one hand and the judiciary's decisions on the other.

Coups in khaki and other colours
Sep 25, 2017

Coups in khaki and other colours

Prolonged periods of military rule in Pakistan have enabled the military to penetrate all structures of the Pakistani state. Political parties, the judiciary, bureaucracy, and the media — today all have their share of pro-khaki elements. Therefore, a military coup d’etat is no longer the only way to unseat a democratically elected political leader who may have differences with the Army. Indeed, if former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had compl

Crisis in Maldives: Testing time for India?
Feb 24, 2015

Crisis in Maldives: Testing time for India?

With Maldives again in the midst of political chaos, its former Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem says India can play a crucial role in taking the country out of the crisis by keeping a close watch on it and helping reform the judiciary to ensure that the Yameen administration does not kill off democracy.

Deepening crisis in US
Jan 06, 2021

Deepening crisis in US

The political health of the US is important not just for the country itself, but the world, given its outsize influence as the foremost economic and military power.

India@75: आज़ाद हिंदुस्तान में जनता और सेना के बीच के रिश्तों की पड़ताल!
Aug 18, 2022

India@75: आज़ाद हिंदुस्तान में जनता और सेना के बीच के रिश्तों की पड़ताल!

आख़िर कैसे भारत अपनी सेना को राजनीति से दूर रखने में कामय�

Iran: Ambiguity around disbanding the morality police
Dec 16, 2022

Iran: Ambiguity around disbanding the morality police

Iran’s next steps in the midst of the protests will be very telling of its position and will shape the future of the movement

Israel Unrest: Benjamin Netanyahu, synonymous with crisis, faces yet another
Mar 28, 2023

Israel Unrest: Benjamin Netanyahu, synonymous with crisis, faces yet another

Netanyahu revived his political career through an alliance with far-right groups. His acceding to their drastic demands like the overhaul of the country’s judiciary has ended up exposing the deep fault lines behind Israel’s chronic political instability

Jahangiri justice, Tughlaqi judges
May 09, 2018

Jahangiri justice, Tughlaqi judges

Pakistan’s paying the price of involving both judiciary and military in politics. India must take heed.

Judicial Accountability Bill: A step in right direction
Dec 26, 2011

Judicial Accountability Bill: A step in right direction

The Judicial Accountability Bill, looked at in a holistic manner, is indeed a step ahead to restore some of the fundamental values in the judicial bodies of the government -- integrity of the judges, transparency and independence of judiciary.

Macron’s second term will be harder – his centrism pushed opponents to extreme Left & Right
May 03, 2022

Macron’s second term will be harder – his centrism pushed opponents to extreme Left & Right

If Macron loses control of the National Assembly in June, he may be forced into an uneasy co-habitation that will limit his policy options. He knows that.

Maldives: 'Currency float' cause for political concern
May 20, 2011

Maldives: 'Currency float' cause for political concern

A legislative deadlock involving the Executive and Parliament on the one hand, and the Executive and the Judiciary on the other, both leading to a serious and a series of constitutional crisis kept Maldivian politics and politicians on their toes for most of 2010.

Move the wheels of justice
Dec 08, 2017

Move the wheels of justice

We live in a day and age where justice is, more often than not, meted out on the streets and our courts are busier waging internecine war amongst themselves. The average citizen finds himself left out in the cold with neither justice nor governance within his grasp.

Our crumbling judicial system
Jul 31, 2015

Our crumbling judicial system

The judicial system of India has much to be proud of, but unfortunately, providing justice is not one of them, more so, if you happen to be one of the 'aam janta' (common people). If the judiciary and its other elements have not heard the clarion call to action, they may soon be in the unfortunate position of finding themselves not just ignored, but even worse, treated as irrelevant.

Percentage-sharing Key to Cauvery dispute
May 17, 2004

Percentage-sharing Key to Cauvery dispute

By directing the Centre to take up stalled works on the ¿Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal Project¿ (SYL) involving Punjab and Haryana recently, the Supreme Court may have re-established the supremacy of the higher judiciary in matters pertaining to inter-State river water disputes, among others. In doing so, Justices Ruma Pal and P Venkatarama Reddi may have also reversed the belief in certain quarters that a political solution may be the best way out

Sloppy CBI-police work gives a ‘licence’ to kill?
Oct 17, 2017

Sloppy CBI-police work gives a ‘licence’ to kill?

In our topsy-turvy, anything-is-possible, adversarial, judicial system, the better argued case inevitably wins.

South Asia South Asia Weekly 50
Dec 15, 2008

South Asia South Asia Weekly 50

This week the clash between Sri Lanka's executive and judiciary became public when the former refused to comply with the latter's direction to pass on the benefit of the internationally low oil prices to the customers by bringing down its cost to nearly Rs 100.

Strange verdict that must be reversed
Dec 03, 2016

Strange verdict that must be reversed

The apex court’s national anthem order is expanding its role and deciding it is at once lawmaker, rule-enforcer, adjudicator, and now moral guardian.

The state of democracy in Pakistan
Sep 15, 2022

The state of democracy in Pakistan

For Pakistan to become truly democratic, significant revamping of the country's structural scaffolding is necessary.

Time to reform Institutions? The case for going beyond economic reforms
Jul 24, 2021

Time to reform Institutions? The case for going beyond economic reforms

The three organs of the State, as laid down in the Constitution, are the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. Reforms are about examining the

UAPA and the growing crisis of judicial credibility in India
Nov 21, 2020

UAPA and the growing crisis of judicial credibility in India

An independent and effective judiciary is the last hope to provide a check on executive excesses.

Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India: An overview
Jan 06, 2022

Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India: An overview

The lack of a Uniform Civil Code in India is undercutting the chances of an overall development of the Indian society

What lies ahead for Pakistan
Apr 03, 2013

What lies ahead for Pakistan

In the coming Pakistan elections, the PPP cannot be written off because it has substantial pockets of support across various provinces. But it deserves some sympathy. Asif Zardari has not had an easy time with the media which had deemed him corrupt from day one or the judiciary and the military which have foiled all his efforts to come up with bold policies.

Why the central scheme for judicial infrastructure needs an urgent overhaul?
Jan 29, 2022

Why the central scheme for judicial infrastructure needs an urgent overhaul?

The CSS needs to be revamped to address its various shortcomings and thereby, strengthen the judicial infrastructure.

नैतिकता पुलिस को ख़त्म करने की ख़बर पर मंडराते संदेह के बादल
Dec 27, 2022

नैतिकता पुलिस को ख़त्म करने की ख़बर पर मंडराते संदेह के बादल

विरोध-प्रदर्शनों के बीच ईरान के अगले क़दमों से उसके रुख़ �

न्याय देण्यासाठी न्यायधीश कुठेत?
Jan 10, 2020

न्याय देण्यासाठी न्यायधीश कुठेत?

प्रलंबित खटल्यांचा डोंगर उपसण्यासाठी न्यायालयांमध्ये न्यायाधीशच नाहीत, असा प्रश्न उभा ठाकला आहे. तो सोडविण्यासाठी आता सर्वोच्च न्यायालयच पुढे सरसावले आहे.

पाकिस्तान: सत्ता की एक आज्ञाकारी मध्यस्थ है पड़ोसी देश की न्यायपालिका!
Apr 16, 2024

पाकिस्तान: सत्ता की एक आज्ञाकारी मध्यस्थ है पड़ोसी देश की न्यायपालिका!

पाकिस्तान में खंडित जनादेश के बाद अब जबकि एक नई हुकूमत ने

पाकिस्तानी न्यायव्यवस्था सत्तेची आज्ञाधारक मध्यस्थ
Apr 17, 2024

पाकिस्तानी न्यायव्यवस्था सत्तेची आज्ञाधारक मध्यस्थ

पाकिस्तानमध्ये खंडित जनादेशानंतर आता नवीन सरकारने पदभा

भारत में संघवाद के 75 साल: एक मज़बूत लोकतंत्र की बुनियाद
Aug 17, 2022

भारत में संघवाद के 75 साल: एक मज़बूत लोकतंत्र की बुनियाद

भारत जैसे विविधता भरे देश में विकास और असरदार प्रशासन के �

भारतीय न्यायव्यवस्था: लोकशाहीचा महत्त्वाचा स्तंभ
May 02, 2023

भारतीय न्यायव्यवस्था: लोकशाहीचा महत्त्वाचा स्तंभ

असंख्य चढ-उतार असूनही, नागरिकांना न्याय मिळविण्याचा अखेरचा उपाय आणि सत्ताधाऱ्यांच्या बहुमताला विरोध करणारी संस्था म्हणून न्यायव्यवस्थेकडे पाहिले जाते.