Access to Justice

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Bharti Yadav
National Law University-Delhi
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The connection between law and society needs to be understood for good governance of welfare society in a democratic setup. India being a democratic country owes a duty to maintain such a relation between law and society where law actually cater to the need of society. This duty makes equal access to justice by people of India an indispensable responsibility on the shoulders of all the four pillars of Indian democracy ie parliament, executive, judiciary and press. That is why the need of promoting equal access to justice has been highlighted tremendously in the recent past. All the four pillars of Indian democratic system has strongly advocated for ensuring equal access to justice. Parliament has passed some guiding legislations to strengthen equal access to justice. Judiciary is also playing pro-active role by passing many landmark judgments to clarify any ambiguity in existing provisions for effective implementation of such guiding legislation. Executive is equally supporting equal access to justice by making and implementing government schemes for it. Press in its own way contributing in promoting equal access to justice by making people aware of their rights but still lots more need to be done. People still are not aware of their basic rights and enabling provisions for eliminating impediments to access to justice. In view of this, it becomes important for people to understand the legal dimensions of the equal access to justice. The course covers all important recent developments in this area. The course of Access to Justice has been specifically designed to provide not only an overview of justice system in India but also an in depth knowledge about basic right promoting equal access to justices, mode of realization of such rights, remedies for its infringements and other related important issues.

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Bharti Yadav

Dr Bharti Yadav has been a faculty at National Law University Delhi since 2012. She did her B.A. LL.B. from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and LL.M. in criminal law from Rajasthan University, Rajasthan. She did her Ph.D. on “Comprehensiveness and Adequacy of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987-An empirical study of Rajasthan and Haryana” from University of Rajasthan. She has also qualified NET. Her areas of interest and specialisation are Criminal Law, Research Methodology, Legal Aid and Clinical Legal Education. She has been associated with Clinical Legal Education at National Law University Delhi since 2012. Currently she is teaching “Advance Criminal Procedure” course to LL.M. students and “Research Methodology” course to PH.D students. She has also set up a “Prisoners Right Clinic” at university for providing legal aid to prisoners. She has been involved in administrative reforms initiatives at prisons by conducting various empirical researches. She has organised many workshops and conferences on criminal law and clinical legal education at National Law University Delhi. She has presented papers on various aspects of criminal law and access to justice in national and international conferences. Her research papers are published in many journals and books. She has been a resource faculty at Haryana Institute of Public Administration in various training programs for HCS officers and law officers of Haryana. She has also supervised a number of LL.M. students for their dissertations. She has contributed in Distance Learning Programme of UGC by writing modules on various aspects of access to justice. She has also been a resource person for Gyan Darshan TV channel for spreading legal awareness. E-mail: Area of Interest: o Legal Aid/Access to Justice o Clinical Legal Education o Criminal Law o Research Methodology


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