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RTI, privacy, proportionality, empirical evidence…and AI transcripts—key themes from the Electoral Bonds judgement

We highlight four aspects that stood out to us in the Court’s ruling on the unconstitutionality of the Electoral Bonds Scheme

20th Feb 2024

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Proportionality: Tried and Tested

In ruling that the Electoral Bond Scheme is invalid, the Court applied the double proportionality test to balance between fundamental rights

19th Feb 2024

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Five election-related cases in the Court’s docket in the run-up to the 2024 polls

The what, when and why of the top court’s decisions in these key cases could have significant ramifications on India’s electoral landscape

8th Feb 2024

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2023 Supreme Court Review: 10 key hearings

Political issues and human rights concerns tested the Court's capacity to protect constitutional values. Here are 10 important hearings

28th Dec 2023

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“An unequal playing field will not disappear once we have transparency”: Dr. Udit Bhatia on the Electoral Bonds Scheme

Bhatia argues that the democratic dividends of transparency are going to be lost if parties continue having disproportionate campaign power

21st Dec 2023

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Challenge to the Electoral Bonds Scheme | Day 2

On Day 2, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued that the Electoral Bond Scheme ensures confidentiality and not anonymity

16th Nov 2023

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Privacy v Transparency: The Electoral Bonds Story

What impact does the Electoral Bonds Scheme have on the Indian Democracy? What is the challenge against it?

15th Nov 2023

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Challenge to the Electoral Bonds Scheme | Day 1

On Day 1, petitioners argued that anonymous corporate funding decimates a representative democracy

8th Nov 2023

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Privacy versus transparency: the electoral bonds story

DESK BRIEF: The choice between donor confidentiality and voter’s right to information will be crucial as we head towards the 2024 elections

5th Nov 2023

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Electoral bonds and democracy: What’s at stake?

Are electoral bonds the future of transparent elections, as the Union government claims, or the instrument of its demise?

31st Oct 2023

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SCO Shorts: Sealed Cover Jurisprudence

When do parties submit information to the Court in 'sealed covers', and why does it matter?

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Association for Democratic Reforms v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that the Electoral Bonds Scheme was unconstitutional for violating the right to information of voters.

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