Sunday, June 16, 2024

Topic: International Commission of Jurists

International Commission of Jurists urges review of criminal contempt laws after SC order on Prashant Bhushan sentencing

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Tuesday expressed its concern regarding the 31 August 2020 and 14 August 2020 decisions of the Indian Supreme Court to convict prominent human rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan for criminal contempt of court, on the basis of two twitter posts in which the lawyer criticized the performance of the Indian judiciary.