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Bharat Paudel

The author works at Dipayal High Court, Mahendranagar bench.

Understanding contempt of court

Published On: August 27, 2020 01:06 PM NPT By: Bharat Paudel

“Fair and objective criticism of judicial decision will instill accountability and greater discipline in decision making. If no one is allowed to judge judges, there could be lawless courts and irresponsible judging. But criticism of judgments should not lead to the denigration of judges.” This is the statement from former Chief Justice and Attorney General of Singapore Chan Sek Keong, where he has acknowledged the importance of fair and objective criticism of the courts.