Impeachment of Judges: A Theoretical Stroke on Judicial Accountability

18 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2006  

Sayak Chaudhuri

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Date Written: December 21, 2006

Abstract

Impeachment of judges in India is a tricky affair. After the only instance that went all the way to the parliament was foiled, a number of agitations by bar associations for removal of corrupt judges have come a cropper. The present mechanism was set up by the Supreme Court itself against this backdrop, and many other reasons. This study is a theoretical trip on judicial accountability and impeachment of recalcitrant judges.

Keywords: constitution, judges, impeachment, accountability

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Chaudhuri, Sayak, Impeachment of Judges: A Theoretical Stroke on Judicial Accountability (December 21, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=953237 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.953237

Sayak Chaudhuri (Contact Author)

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences ( email )

12, LB Block, Sector III
Salt Lake City
Kolkata, West Bengal 700 064
India

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