"Judicial Activism of the Supreme Court in respect to the interpretation of basic human rights and the challenges face by the Indian Judiciary" on Friday, 29 March 2019 as from 11.00 to 12.30 by Honourable Madan Lokur, Retired Indian Supreme Court Judge.
Recent decisions of the Supreme Court on some issues have attracted considerable public discussion. It has been argued in some quarters that the Supreme Court has exceeded its jurisdiction and indeed some of the decisions rendered have not met with public acceptance. On the other hand, issues of social justice and human rights have attracted considerable attention and have been welcomed by NGOs and human rights activists. There is, therefore, an issue of public perception and an issue of judicial activism and overreach. The responses to these issues are some of the challenges faced by the judiciary in India.