Judgment Pronouncement: Validity of Circumstantial Evidence in Bribery Cases
The Constitution Bench led by Justice Nazeer held that public officials can be convicted for bribery without direct evidence.
15th Dec 2022More
Day 2: Courts and the Constitution Conference
The Courts and Constitution Conference was held on April 15th-16th, at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
19th Apr 2022More
SC On PMLA: A Fine Balance?
DESK BRIEF: Will the Court continue to maintain a minimum interference policy in special criminal laws with PMLA?
4th Feb 2022More
Justice Sinha’s Impact on Criminal law
Justice Sinha's judgment set an important precedent for the use of the 'last seen' theory in criminal law, upholding the standard of proof.
15th Sep 2021More
Bilkis Yakub Rasool v Union of India
The Supreme Court will decide if the Gujarat government followed due process when releasing the 11 men convicted of gangrape in the Bilkis Bano case.More
Bench:K.M. Joseph J, B.V. Nagarathna JMore
Karti P. Chidambaram v Enforcement Directorate
The Supreme Court will decide if the Enforcment Directorate is obligated to provide the accused with the EDIR filed against them, and if the reversal of the presumption of innocence in money laundering cases is constitutional. The outcome of this review will have an impact on the rights of an accused person in India’s criminal jurisprudence. It will decide if an accused can be presumed guilty until proven otherwise.More
Decriminalisation of Adultery
Joseph Shine v Union of India
On September 27th 2018, the Court decriminalised adultery. On January 31st 2023, the Court clarified that decriminalising adultery did not impact members of the Armed Forces.More
Last Updated: 20181023
Bench:K.M. Joseph J, Ajay Rastogi J, Aniruddha Bose J, Sanjiv Khanna J, C.T. Ravikumar JMore
Defamation as a Criminal Offence
Subramanian Swamy v Union of India
The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the criminal offence of defamation under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code.More
Last Updated: 20160313
Public Interest Foundation v Union of India
A 5 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court held that a person cannot be disqualified from membership in a legislative body on the mere framing of criminal charges against them.More
Last Updated: 20210810
Bench:Rohinton Nariman J, D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, A.M. Khanwilkar J, Arun Mishra J, Indu Malhotra JMore
Implementation of S.66A IT Act
People's Union for Civil Liberties v Union of India
A three-judge Bench will issue further directions to ensure implementation of the judgment in Shreya Singhal v Union of India, which declared Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (the IT Act) unconstitutional. Through its Orders in this case, the Court must ensure that citizens are not jailed under a law that has already been held unconstitutional.More
Last Updated: 20210714
Bench:U.U. Lalit CJI, S.R. Bhat J, Ajay Rastogi JMore