Justice Delayed-Justice Denied - The Right to Speedy Trial in India

6 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2011

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Abir Chattaraj

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur - Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL)

Date Written: September 6, 2011

Abstract

There is a serious case regarding infirmity of the legal and judicial system which is responsible for this gross denial of justice to the under trial prisoners in India which is solely responsible for notorious delay in disposal of cases. This paper delves into past judgements of the Indian Supreme court and tries to give an analysis as to how the American judicial system has been able to cope with the problem to expedite the trial process. Speedy trial is of the essence of criminal justice and there can be no doubt that delay in trial by itself constitutes denial of justice. Any and all kinds of delay in a system leads to the failure of the justice delivery system and India is certainly a gross victim to this problem. Failure to take correctional measures with alacrity will certainly undermine the very foundation of Criminal trial Jurisprudence. Justice as they say must not only be done, but it must also seem to have been done.

Keywords: Right, Speedy Trial, Justice

Suggested Citation

Chattaraj, Abir, Justice Delayed-Justice Denied - The Right to Speedy Trial in India (September 6, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1919493 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1919493

Abir Chattaraj (Contact Author)

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur - Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) ( email )

IIT Kharagpur
West Bengal
Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302
India

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