The Law of Contempt is a lucid and concise commentary on the subject which is an indispensable aid in the constitutional functioning of our basic democratic institutions. The topic has been structured into four parts. Part-1deals with the constitutional provisions. Part-2 contains the commentaries on the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, Part-3 is a brief overview of the contempt powers of the Tribunals. Lastly, Part-4 traces the elements of contempt jurisdiction of the legislatures.
Explains the concept and its related provisions such manner that is easy to understand and apply
Discusses on legislative history and genesis of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971
Explains the vital role of judiciary and how the subject is important in achieving fair administration of justice
Apart from the courts, it also examines contempt of legislatures and tribunals
contains case law not only from India but from all relevant jurisdictions and are analysed with discernment and insight
Highlights the importance as to how the subject arms the legislatures to enforce discipline and ensure un-interfered progress of proceedings
Includes latest judgments delivered by the Supreme Court and various High Courts including Rakesh Tiwari v Alok Pandey, National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms v Union of India, Yashwant Sinha v CBI, etc.
Samaraditya Pal is a Senior Advocate and a Barrister. His name is synonymous with the book on The Law of Contempt, published by LexisNexis and has been widely appreciated by the legal fraternity.
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