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India Justice Report 2019

The India Justice Report, a first of its kind study is an initiative of Tata Trusts undertaken in partnership with Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, DAKSH, TISS-Prayas and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. This is a pathbreaking endeavour...



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Advance Medical Directive: A First Draft of a Model Living Will

Disclaimer: This is a Draft Advance Medical Directive (AMD) prepared on the basis of what we understood from the Supreme Court Judgment. It is meant to be a first draft and indicative in nature. We strongly recommend seeking sound legal opinion before writing or executing an actual Living...



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Launch Event for SPIR 2019 at the India International Centre

The launch of the Status of Policing in India Report 2019 : Police Adequacy & Working Conditions at the India International Centre, featured a panel discussion on 'Indian Police and the Rule of Law in Practice'. The event also entailed a panel discussion on the topic of the Indian...



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News Reports

SPIR 2019 across print, television and the web                                                                       ...



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Status of Policing in India Report 2019: Police Adequacy and Working Conditions

Common Cause and Lokniti Programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), launched the Status of Policing in India Report (SPIR) 2019 on the tough working conditions of the police in India at the India International Centre today. The release was followed by a panel...



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Block the date: 6:00 pm, August 27, 2019

Common Cause and Centre for the Study of Developing Societies invite you to the release of Status of Policing in India Report 2019: Police Adequacy and Working Conditions, followed by a Panel Discussion on Indian Police and the Rule of Law in Practice on Tuesday, August 27, 2019...



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Petition seeking directions to implement the recommendations of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan, 2020

Common Cause has partnered with CPIL and Jindal Naturecure Institute to seek directions for the implementation of the recommendations of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan, 2020, promulgated in 2012 by the Ministry of Heavy Industries (nodal agency for the automobile...



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Status of Policing in India Report (SPIR) 2018

Download the first SPIR 2018, dedicated to the performance and perceptions of policing (While the latest report, SPIR 2019, is also available on this website). The SPIR reports are a series of studies on policing and the state of the rule of law in India. Common Cause and Lokniti Programme of...



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Special Committee for Chardhaam All Weather Road Project

In response to a Common Cause petition, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has appointed a seven-member committee to monitor violation of road construction rules and to address environmental concerns in the Chardhaam Project. The four-judge Bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Adarsh Kumar...



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Centre Gets 10 Days to Tell SC About Lokpal Appointment

The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the Centre, directing it to spell out a specific time frame within 10 days for appointment of Lokpal. The Apex Court has instructed the central government to file an affidavit within the stipulated period, detailing the exact steps it is likely to take in...



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