About Repeal of Laws
India, one of the largest democracies in the world with an ever-rising population, has had, several statutes that with the advent of time have become obsolete, redundant or repetitive. In addition to this, there is the matter of inconsistent language and dissemination- making it difficult for an ordinary citizen to access and comprehend the plethora of legal information with ease.
This increased transaction cost coupled with glaring redundancy further breeds fertile grounds for corruption, discouraging engagement of individuals and firms with the society/ economy at large.
Centre of Civil Society (CCS) initiated the ‘Repeal of 100 Laws’ Project in 2014 with the aim to identify laws that could be repealed on account of three reasons:
- Obsolescence in the face of new laws
- Hindrance to development, governance and freedom.
For the 2018 edition of the Repeal of Laws initiative the following state compendiums have been prepared:
Assam Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Noida
Gujarat Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Meghalaya The National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR), Hyd
Mizoram and Tripura, National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu University, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir
Appeal for Repeal of Laws Day 2018
Centre for Civil Society, in an effort to institutionalize the repealing of laws as a constitutional practice for the Republic of India, would like to bring together like-minded organizations, scholars, academicians and lawyers to acknowledge 26 November as the Appeal for Repeal Laws Day 2018. Its objectives are:
- To celebrate the diversity of our legal system and have a constructive dialogue around the process of repealing of laws
- To launch the compendiums constituting the recommended laws for repeal in the aforementioned 5 States
Date: 26 November 2018
Time: 3:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Venue: Constitution Club of India, New Delhi
Register online at this page.
Nitesh Anand | +91-88003 44700 | [email protected]
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