Judicial Activism and Development in South Asian Countries (2017_1_40_005)
Judicial activism is one of the key features of contemporary India. Its judiciary turned down development policies deployed by the government several times in the 1960s and 70s, and it has attempted to deliver justice to the weaker section of a society that has been neglected by the government since the 1980s. The activism has also resulted in major impacts on neighboring countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh. This research project will study why and how such activism has been possible and how it has been transforming through interactions with the socio-economic development of the societies, and the project will then compare this with the experiences of South Asian countries.
April 2017 - March 2018
Members of the Research Project
- Kenkyu Sosho (in Japanese)