- 5 Nov 2021
- 1 min read
Judicial reform should be rooted in empirical evidence, not political prattle
AIJS, cloaked as a judicial reform, is, however, a political gimmick that aims to transfer the recruitment and appointment of district judges from high courts and state governments to a centralised system akin to All India Civil Services
This opinion was published in Economic Times on November 05, 2021.
About the Authors
Reshma is a Senior Resident Fellow working in the area of Judicial Reforms. Her work focuses on systemic issues in the judiciary such as infrastructure, judicial selection (AIJS) and training, and tribunalisation. She is currently involved in interdisciplinary projects addressing the need for effective modern solutions to promote accessibility and agility of the judiciary, including the re-thinking of courtroom architecture and digitisation of the judicial process. She takes a keen interest in data design, enrichment and visualisation. Reshma graduated with a BA, LLB (Hons.) from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Cochin in 2015. Prior to joining Vidhi, she was an in-house counsel in the legal compliance function of a leading Indian technology company.
Ameen is a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi, and leads the Centre for Applied Law and Technology Research (ALTR). His interest and research focus lies in AI ethics, and the governance of AI. Within ALTR, he has been leading the team's collaborative research on data trusts, and artificial intelligence. Ameen has also worked on the intersection of technology and the justice system, as a senior fellow working on the JALDI mission's engagement with the Supreme Court of India's AI and E-Courts' committees. Ameen has a formal educational background in social research methods and evidence-based policy. He completed his master’s programme from the Institute of Education (University College London), focusing on the use of research evidence in policy processes, and was awarded an MSc. with an overall distinction. Before this, he completed his undergraduate legal studies from the W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences [B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)] in 2012. Prior to Vidhi, Ameen worked at J. Sagar Associates, in the firm’s regulatory and policy team. He has practised in the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court, and numerous tribunals.
Digitisation of courts brings privacy concerns. But India lacks right to be forgotten
The policy should address how courts deal with privacy concerns. It's important to not wait till PDP Bill is enacted
Why Indian justice system needs prosecutors to work with police during probe
A prosecutor is forced to proceed even if they believe the evidence collected by the police isn't sufficient. This hampers their ability to take the case to its logical end
‘Justice now depends on technology,’ said SA Bobde. Indian judiciary has miles to go
Legal acumen doesn't translate to tech competence. We need adequate training to transit from paper briefs to screensPrivacy & Cookies Policy