This opinion was published in The Outlook Magazine on February 25, 2021.
About the Authors
Vaidehi is a Research Fellow working in the area of Judicial Reforms. She has an affinity for large data sets and technology informed policy making and is currently working on issues surrounding judicial transparency and streamlining of dispute resolution. She has a B.A.LLB. (Hons.) degree from Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat and an LLM from the University of California, Berkeley with a focus on jurisprudence and social policy. She has been published in newspapers and digital platforms such as the Hindu, Business Standard and Bloomberg Quint. She has been a substantive editor for the Berkeley Journal for Gender Law and Justice and a contributing author for a book on Sustainable Development Goals. She has previously worked in the chambers of Mr. Gaurab Banerji, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, assisting in landmark cases in the field of commercial law, arbitration, competition and constitutional law.
Chitrakshi is a Research Fellow working in the area of Judicial Reforms. She has worked on areas such as judicial planning, transparency in the judiciary, and is currently studying the way the office of prosecution works in the criminal justice system in India. A 2014 graduate of NALSAR, Hyderabad she was working as a research associate for Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad, prior to joining Vidhi. Interested in pursuing research that lies at the intersection of law and social sciences, she completed her Masters in Politics from the University of Delhi and is also pursuing research at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU on urbanisation and governance.
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