The present legal classic is a compilation of lectures by eminent personalities delivered during the symposium organised under the auspices of Justice K.T Desai Centenary Memorial Committee to commemorate the birth centenary of the legendary judge, Kantilal Thakordas Desai, fondly known as Justice K.T. Desai.
This programme was held to mark the occasion of "Hundred Years of Judging at the Bombay High Court" and it was addressed by internationally famous lawyers and former Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of India.
The objective of organising such series of lectures was to convey his values and concepts of law and justice to the present and upcoming generation of lawyers and judges.
The work provides a glimpse of how eminent men and women in the field of law look at their professional responsibilities or evaluate the questions before them.
The book gives an insight of his views on the quality of justice, independence of judiciary and the training of young lawyers.
These lectures will help to inspire and guide judges and lawyers, both young and old.
Table Of Contents:
Justice K.T. Desai
Hundred Years of Judging at the Bombay High Court
Introduction by Justice Sujata Manohar
Address by Justice Y.V. Chandrachud
Address by Justice M.H. Kania
Address by Justice Fali. S. Nariman
Address by Justice Soli J. Sorabjee
Address by Justice Anil B. Divan
Address by Justice C.R. Dalvi
Address by Justice C.K.Thakker
Actualising Human Rights- Justice J.S. Verma
Judiciary and the Media-Justice Ruma Pal
Rule of Law: Its Dimensions and Facets- Soli J. Sorabjee
The Indian Constitution and Challenges to India's Unity-Lord Bhikhu Parekh
The Human Rights Law Confronts National Security Law: The Battle for Procedural Norms-Prof. Paul R. Dubinsky
What is Left of Democracy-Justice N. Santosh Hegde
The Persuit of Justice- Lord Harry Woolf
Judicial Overreach- A Critique- Ashok H. Desai
Fundamental Duties: A Forgotten Chapter of the Constitution- Justice R. C Lahoti
Time for a Penal Code Fit for India- Lord Lester of Herne Hill
The Inability to Agree: The 50's and 60's Dissents of the Supreme Court- Justice R.F. Nariman
Law of Medicine and the Individual: Current Issues- What does Patient Autonomy Mean for the Courts?- Lady Justice Mary Arden