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Accountability of all choice makers to make sure legislation doesn’t turn into instrument of oppression: CJI Chandrachud

It’s the duty of all choice makers not simply judges to make sure that the legislation doesn’t turn into an instrument of oppression however stays an instrument of justice, Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud mentioned on Saturday.

Justice Chandrachud, whereas talking on the Hindustan Occasions Management Summit, mentioned it’s nice to have expectations from residents however “we have to perceive the boundaries in addition to the potentiality of the courts as establishments”.

“Generally the legislation and justice don’t essentially observe the identical linear trajectory. The legislation might be an instrument of justice however the legislation might be an instrument of oppression as nicely. We all know how in colonial occasions the identical legislation, because it exists within the statute books as we speak, could possibly be used as an instrument of oppression,” he mentioned.

“So, how can we guarantee, as residents, that the legislation turns into an instrument of justice and the legislation doesn’t turn into an instrument of oppression. I feel the hot button is the way in which during which we deal with the legislation which incorporates all choice makers and never simply judges,” the Chief Justice of India (CJI) mentioned.

What sustains judicial establishments in the long term is the sense of compassion, sense of empathy and skill to reply cries of residents, he mentioned.

“When you have got the power to listen to unheard voices in your system, (see) unseen faces within the system after which see the place the steadiness between the legislation and justice lies then you’ll be able to actually carry out your mission as a decide,” Justice Chandrachud mentioned.

Social media has posed one of many biggest challenges as there’s real-time reporting of each little phrase {that a} decide says in courtrooms and “you might be consistently evaluated as a decide”, he mentioned.

“There’s real-time reporting of each phrase {that a} decide says within the court docket. These of you who’re legal professionals will be capable of inform your colleagues that every little thing mentioned by a decide throughout a course of dialog within the court docket doesn’t mirror both the thoughts of the decide or the last word conclusion that the decide would arrive at,” the CJI mentioned.

“The method of judging that goes on within the courts is dialogic. There’s free flowing dialogue between legal professionals within the court docket and the judges between themselves in an effort to unravel the reality,” he mentioned.

Justice Chandrachud mentioned that “we stay within the period of web and social media which is right here to remain”.

“So, I do imagine that we have to style, re-engineer, discover new options, retrain, recoup, rethink our position in making an attempt to know how we meet the challenges of the age we live in,” he mentioned.

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