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Judicial Activism and the Rule of Law: Lessons from India

28th November 2013

Indian courts have for some decades enjoyed a reputation for judicial activism. The rise in public interest litigation has seen the courts ordering government action in areas such as housing, health rights and environmental matters. Such interventions in policy-making have inevitably proved controversial in the world's largest parliamentary democracy.

Lord Woolf, the former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, will chair this event.

The event will be followed by a reception.

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The event has been convened by Dr Jan van Zyl Smit, Research Fellow in the Rule of Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

This event is co-hosted by ALBA:

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