IBJ is delighted to announce that Moodbidri Veerappa Moily, India’s new Minister of Law and Justice, has made clear that his top priority is to bring about judicial reforms to ensure the speedy delivery of justice to the poor and those who need it most. The Hindu, an Indian newspaper, quoted the new Law Minister as saying, “The next five years will be the era of judicial reforms. We have to ensure that the rule of law is for every individual.” In a statement which was perfectly aligned with IBJ’s missions and goals, Mr. Moily highlighted the importance of ensuring equality under the rule of law. In regards to the severe backlog which is endemic in Indian courts he said, “The last man in the queue should be able to get justice without delay.” IBJ looks forward to assisting the new Law Minister in his endeavors in addition to its continued success in building effective and efficient criminal justice systems in India.

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