185th Report of the Law Commission of India: A Critical Analysis
Supreme Court of India; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE); National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ)
Unable to consider its 69th Report, the Central Government re-entrusted the task of reviewing the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 to the Law Commission. The reason, though not satisfactory in any circumstances, assigned was that there had been many developments upon the law of evidence. However, the earlier identified changes were not sought to be incorporated prior to the present reference. Thus the fate of the present review could certainly be anticipated even prior to any review exercise was undertaken.
Assigned the task to incorporate the change in the position of law, the Law Commission in the present report claims to have examined, in detail, the 69th report and other related reports of the Commission. This paper examines the 185th Report in a critical light and apprises these claims and others.
The chapterization is as under;
II. Significant Recommendations: An insight
III. Watchdog exercise
IV. Anomalies still present?
V. The 185th Report: A real review?
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: India, Evidence Law, Law Commission of India
JEL Classification: K14, K19, K40, K49working papers series
Date posted: May 15, 2008 ; Last revised: May 25, 2008
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