Tag: precedent

Precedents as a source of law

By Priyan Garg, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh Editor’s note: The judiciary adjudicates the rights and obligations of the citizens, as per legislation, customs as well as a sense of justice. Judges often also take guidance from previous decisions and rely on past interpretations of questions of law. Such instances or […]

Stare Decisis

By Dipti Khatri, UPES Dehradun Editor’s Note: Stare decisis is the policy of the court to stand by precedent. It literally means “to stand by decided matters”. The phrase “stare decisis” is itself an abbreviation of the Latin phrase “stare decisis et non quieta movere” which im plies “to stand by […]