Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Case backlog and government litigation

The individual pitted against the state

“At his own expense, he must challenge the vast panoply of state power, with all its resources in personnel, money and legal talent ….”

A clerk of the Central Public Works Department is fatally injured in a road accident by an Army vehicle used by the Chief of Army Staff in 1994. Rajwati, his wife, has to file a suit against Army Head Quarters and the Defence Ministry for compensation, which she is awarded 14 years later, in March 2008. more..

This article is cited as a reference in the globalintegrity.org report for 2009 while answering the question - "In practice, are judicial decisions enforced by the state?"

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