Decentralising the Supreme Court in the Context of the Law Commission’s 229th Report
Maharashtra Law Journal, Vol. 1, No. 12, 2010
7 Pages Posted: 2 May 2011
Date Written: January 10, 2010
A quarter of a century has elapsed since the Law Commission of India first presented a model for bifurcation of the Supreme Court of India. Since then, the Law Commission has published a report in 1988 recommending that the Supreme Court be decentralised, with a detailed recommendation on the same lines made in its 229th Report in 2009. In this article, the feasibility and necessity of creating multiple Supreme Court benches is discussed in the context of the most recently published recommendations of the Law Commission. Although I suggest that the Supreme Court be divided into regional benches, certain deficiencies in the Law Commission’s 229th report have been identified.
Keywords: law commission of india, decentralisation, Supreme Court of India
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