Supreme Court’s Caseload During COVID-19

Uploaded: 8 months ago; Last updated: 1 month ago ; Date of Publication: 20-July-2020

All India

April 2019 - April 2020

English

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

An empirical analysis of the cases prioritised by the SC during the lockdown. The paper gives an overview of the ‘urgent litigation landscape’ of the SC through a comparative empirical analysis of cases between April 2020 and 2019.

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Supreme Courts caseload during COVID-19

The JALDI (Justice, Access and Lowering Delays in India) Initiative at Vidhi, has undertaken an empirical study of all cases that were listed before the SC during the month of April 2020, when the nation-wide lockdown was imposed. During this period, there were no physical hearings and the SC conducted only virtual hearings of urgent matters. This paper looks at how these two unique developments – embedding of virtual hearings as part of judicial process and listing of only ‘urgent’ matters –have impacted the workload of the SC.

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Supreme Court Miscellaneous Causelist: April 2020

Aggregate data of the cases listed before the Supreme Court in the month of April 2020. This was the period where cases were being listed for hearing through video conferencing because of the COVID-19 induced national lockdown.

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Supreme Court Regular (Main) Causelist: April 2019

Detailed data of the cases listed before the Supreme Court in the Regular (Main) Causelist in the month of April 2019.

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Supreme Court Regular (Supplementary) ...

Detailed data of the cases listed before the Supreme Court in the Regular (Supplementary) Causelist in the month of April 2019.