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2nd Krishna Iyer Memorial Lecture

Delivered by Mr. Gopal Krishna Gandhi

Followed by Panel Discussion – Prashant Bhushan, Aruna Roy,

                              Madhava Menon, John Joseph

29th January 2017, 3p.m.-5:30p.m.

VJT Hall, Trivandrum, Kerala

Events Held

CJAR-Vidhi Panel Discussion on Judicial Appointments

31st August 2016

India International Centre,

Conference Hall 1


Poster invite (read more)

Background note (read more)

CJAR 5th Annual National Convention 2015

Date: 21st and 22nd November

Venue: Indian Social Institute, Lodi Institutional Area, Delhi.

Register now at – judicialreforms@gmail.com

Background Note read more Agenda read more


4th National Convention of CJAR – 2011

Restoring public faith in higher judiciary – challenges before the nation.
Venue: To be announced
Date(tentative): mid April 2011
Visit again for event details and invitation



  • CJAR National Consultation on Judicial Accountability and Gram Nyayalaya Act – 19th September 2009 …background paper
  • Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reform organised a public protest outside the Supreme Court, in a bid for greater transparency and accountability in the judiciary, urging judges to make their assets public. Silent protest was held on February 26, 2009 at 10am opposite Supreme Court near Indian Law Institute…more; 
  • CJAR has organized a Student Workshop on ‘Judicial Accountability and Reform’ on Saturday, February 7, 2009. This workshop aimed at providing the students with an overview and perspective on the judicial mechanism in the country in the present context. .…invite
  • Press Conference was held on the recent controversies relating to appointment and removal of judges, on Monday, 19th January, 2009 at 4p.m. at the Womens Press Corps. ……invite….; release


  • A Half day Students Workshop on “Judicial Accountability and Reforms” is organised by the Campaign on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 6/5 Jangpura B, New Delhi from 9 am to 1 pm. ……agenda
  • A Panel discussion on “Judicial Accountability – Appointment, Investigations and Removal” is organised by the Campaign on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at Plenary Hall, Indian Law Institute, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi…background note
  • Second National Peoples’ Convention on The Judiciary and the Poor , was held on 23rd -24th February, 2008 at the Indian Society for International Law, 9 Bhagwan Dass Road , New Delhi. ……read more


  • National convention on the “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied” was held in Mumbai on 22nd-23rd December 2007. It was organised by Janhit Manch.Invitation, A Brief Report
  • Seminar on “Securing Judicial Accountability” was held on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at the Indian Society of International Law. The Seminar was on the central Issue of Judicial Accountability in light of two broad issues, namely the freedom of speech and expression vs. the law of contempt and the establishment of an Independent National Judicial Commission. Background Paper, Panel, Report
  • Press Conference on “Whither Judicial Accountability? The case of Justice Sabharwal: Disquieting facts, disturbing implications” was held on August 3, 2007 at Press Club of India, Raisina Road, New Delhi at 4p.m.
    Press ReleaseSupporting DocumentsList of Reporters Present
  • ASCI-CMS meet in Hyderabad on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 held at Bella Vista campus of Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) on Rajbhavan Road , Hyderabad. (photos)
    Hyderabad DeclarationConcept NoteReport, Report on LRS website
  • First Peoples Convention on Judicial Accountability and Reforms was held on 10 th & 11 th March 2007 at Indian Social Insitute, New Delhi ….more


  • Seminar on ‘Has the judiciary turned its back on the poor?’ was held on 4th November 2006 at Indian Society for International Law, 9, Bhagwan Dass Road , New Delhi
    Report Background Note 
  • Demonstration outside Supreme Court to protest against the anti-poor judgements was organised outside Supreme Court on 3 rd July 2006
  • Half day discussion on Law vs Justice organised by Hazards Centre on 17 th May 2006 at Indian Social Institute, New Delhi to understand the changing trends in the judiciary.
    Concept paper   Minutes 

2005 – 2001

  • Convention held on JUDICIAL CORRUPTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY on August 2, 2003 at Agha Khan Hall, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi
    Paper Judiciary – Least Honest and Least Accountable 
  • Press Release on Contempt issued by Committee on Judicial Accountability in October 2004 –pdf
  • Background paper for the Convention on Judicial Accountability held on July 26, 2003 – pdf
  • December 13, 2002 Resolution of Committee on Judicial Accountability – pdf
  • December 04, 2002 Resolution of Committee on Judicial Accountability – pdf
  • November 28, 2002 Resolution of Committee on Judicial Accountability – pdf
  • September 22, 2001 Resolution of Committee on Judicial Accountability – pdf

2000 and before…

  • 5th National Convention of Committee on Judicial Accountability  Dec 12, 1999 – pdf
  • 4th National Convention of Committee on Judicial Accountability  Sept 7, 1996 – pdf
  • 3rd National Convention of Committee on Judicial Accountability  May 8, 1993 .- pdf
  • 2nd National Convention of Committee on Judicial Accountability  July 25, 1992 – pdf
  • 1st National Convention of Committee on Judicial Accountability  April 6, 1991 – pdf