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The principle of open courts, which requires that proceedings be open and accessible to the public and to the media, was constitutionalised in India by the Supreme Court in 2019. With the push towards digitising courts in the pandemic, making data on the judiciary widely and easily available could revolutionise access to legal information and judicial accountability.

Watch Shreya Tripathy (Research Fellow in Justice, Access, and Lowering Delays in India (JALDI) team), converse with Prashant Reddy (Advocate) and Sushant Sinha (Founder, Indian Kanoon) on why adopting an open data policy is necessary for the Indian judiciary in a digital age.

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