Corruption, Immunity, Contempt & Right to Information
The course of justice is often perverted by corruption within the judiciary and indeed within the entire system of administration of justice. This is exacerbated by the total lack of accountability of the higher judiciary including the lack of any effective disciplinary mechanism, the self acquired protection from even being investigated for criminal offences, the virtual immunity from public criticism due to the law of contempt, and finally the immunity from public scrutiny by another judicially created insulation from the Right to Information Act.
The judicial system is increasingly used by the ruling establishment for pushing through neo liberal policies by which resources such as land, water and public spaces left with the poor and being increasingly appropriated by the rich and the powerful. This elitist and anti poor bias makes the judicial system an instrument for protecting and furthering the interest of the rich and powerful, both Indian and foreign.
This section will ‘watch’ the judges and expose their biases and any corrupt and arbitrary practices. They must see that the people are scrutinizing them and their judgments carefully.
Judge Watch will contain information / analysis regarding any misconduct by a judge as well as anything showing the anti-poor bias of a judge.
The campaign welcomes well researched information concerning judges from any court. However, we cannot ensure that every dossier sent will be uploaded on this site or made public. All submissions must be accompanied by the relevant/required documents that may provide evidence in support of any allegations/observations made against any judge or judicial officer.
One reference document is the “Restatement of Values of Judicial Life“, a code of conduct, adopted at a full court meeting of the Supreme Court on May 7, 1997. The Campaign does not subscribe to this as a complete document, but a starting point.
To send in information for the Judge Watch section please sees the following document. Judge Watch Format