Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Indian National Congress on April 2, 2019
, released its Manifesto containing oodles of legal reforms that the Party pledges to bring.Significant or not? These legal reforms have definitely become a topic of debate amongst the people belonging to the legal fraternity.
Speaking to LawStreet Journal, Advocate-on-Record, Nitin Mishra said that “The Congress manifesto on Review of Laws, Rules and Regulations seems to be old wine in new bottle. The manifesto definitely seems to offer a few radical reforms for Judiciary which will definitely have to undergo the test of judicial and constitutional scrutiny.”The Congress in its manifesto has promised to make the Supreme Court a Constitutional Court and to establish a Court of Appeal
to hear appeals from judgments and orders of High Courts. The Party has also called for a National Judicial Commission (NJC)
to appoint judges in the higher judiciary.Read the Congress Manifesto