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Part 4 of St Stephen's lecture to be on social justice, public interest litigation, civil society

Part 4 of St Stephen's lecture to be on social justice, public interest litigation, civil society

There will be a brief introduction to the Constitution, importance of various courts, role of judiciary, challenges faced it.

New Delhi: In part four of St Stephen's and Network18 joint initiative where the former will offer a certificate course in 'Citizenship & Cultural Richness' with weekly classes conducted by its regular faculty and distinguished alumni, the discussion will be about social justice, public interest litigation and civil society.

The lecture will be delivered by Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur. There will be a brief introduction to the Constitution, importance of various courts, role of judiciary, challenges faced it.

Brief introduction to the Constitution of India

Preamble

Fundamental Rights and Duties

Directive Principles of State Policy

Separation of Power

Independence of Judiciary, Election Commission, UPSC & CAG

Judiciary is the conscience keeper of the Constitution

Integrity, impartiality, reasons, transparency and accountability

Hierarchy in Courts

Importance of district level courts

Importance of High Court and Article 226 of the Constitution

Importance of Supreme Court and Article 32 of the Constitution

Role of the Judiciary

Legislative competence

Violation of fundamental rights

Violation of procedure

Basic Structure Doctrine

Administrative orders and departmental enquiries

Tribunals

Public Interest Litigation

What is Public Interest Litigation

Social Justice

Economic Justice

Political Justice

Challenges facing the Judiciary and social justice

Delay in disposal of cases

Large number of pending cases

Infrastructure issues

Absence of Management Techniques

Vacancies

Solutions to the problems

Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

Use of Technology and Computerization of Courts

Process Re-Engineering

Quality Judicial Education

What can civil society do to strengthen our democracy and make justice accessible to the people.

In a first of its kind initiative in India, Network18 and St Stephen's college have joined hands to offer a course that promotes education for all. The citizenship and cultural enrichment course is aimed at harnessing the educational resources of the media fraternity.

Under the course, St Stephen's College will hold weekly classes conducted by its regular faculty and distinguished alumni including top serving and retired judges, bureaucrats and renowned academicians.

The lecture content will be hosted across the digital and social media platforms of Network18 (ibnlive.com) and St Stephen's College (www.ststephens.edu).