Access to Justice in India

  • Neela BadamiEmail author
  • Malavika Chandu


This chapter follows the development of Indian civil procedural law, legal institutions, and other legislative and constitutional provisions which affect the administration of justice. We trace their evolution from colonial rule to the law as it currently stands. Central to this analysis is whether Indian law enacted by the British was a transplant of common law, and whether this position has been changed in any way after Indian attained her independence. We also point out instances where legislative intent, often for laws enacted by Parliament post 1947, varies to a great extent from the law applied by the judiciary. We will follow the outline created by the University of Louvain, to help determine factors which most affect access to justice across jurisdictions.


Dispute Settlement Alternative Dispute Resolution Civil Procedure High Court Legislative Intent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Samvad PartnersBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.The WB National University of Juridical SciencesKolkataIndia

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