SOAS University of London

LEDC Litigating for Justice - 'All Rise for Your Honour’

Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao, National Law University, Delhi

Date: 28 January 2014Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 28 January 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Room: L101

Type of Event: Film

Movie screening:  All Rise for Your Honour

Conversation with Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao, National Law University, Delhi

The Constitution of India defines and declares the nation state’s common goal – to secure to all the citizens of India, justice – social, economic and political, liberty; equality and fraternity. However, serious problems beset the judicial system as a result of which it is largely dysfunctional, unaccountable, inaccessible and insensitive, especially to the poor.

The film is an attempt to decipher the judicial process in India from the standpoints of the all the stake holders: people who are the seekers of justice, lawyers who are the intermediaries of justice and the Judiciary that dispenses justice; in the process, understanding how far removed we are from the constitutional vision of justice.”

This is a documentary on Indian judicial system and highlights the difficulties faced by the poor and marginalised communities in accessing justice in courts.

Join us to watch the documentary followed by a conversation with Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao, Registrar, National Law University, Delhi. His areas of research interest include Criminal Law, Human Rights and Access to Justice.

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