ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Judicial Accountability to the Community-A Democratic Necessity

A Democratic Necessity V R Krishna Iyer Our founding fathers have laid down for us a constitutional jurisprudence of judicial power, but the integral component of judicial accountability has not been designed with a sense of principled pragmatism. As a result the escalating misconduct of judges has often gone unpunished. Barring the extreme measure of impeachment, the law is silent, so much so that one might well say that the accountability of the judiciary is the vanishing point of jurisprudence. This void, unless competently covered by well thought-out legislation, is bound to undermine the democratic credibility of the judiciary.

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