Saturday, June 27, 2009

Time to revise our old and outdated legal codes and laws

"One of the major issues confronting the judiciary is the huge backlog of cases. Cases have taken inordinately long time to come to conclusion and litigants have not been able to lead normal life unsure of the verdict in their case,"

Stating that a solution has to be found to this issue, she said, "This could include revising many of our legal codes and laws which are old and outdated as well as strengthening institutional aspects of judiciary."

President further said, "cost of access to justice has become high and expensive whether it is in terms of court fees or lawyers' fees. This has given rise to worrisome doubt about access to justice especially for the weaker sections of society."