LAW AND GOVERNANCE IN THE FACE OF PUBLIC PRESSURE : A perspective in the backdrop of public outrage over the New Delhi gang rape incident

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LAW AND GOVERNANCE IN THE FACE OF PUBLIC PRESSURE: A perspective in the backdrop of public outrage over the New Delhi gang rape incident

The paper examines the possible consequences of an executive under public pressure to deliver what is impermissible under law.

The public outrage over the recent gang rape in New Delhi provides the backdrop for the above question. Would demands bordering on ‘an eye for an eye’ justice provide a perverse incentive to some in the administration to forego its obligation to act in good faith and without malice.

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Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, Civil Rights Updates, Constitutional Law Updates, Criminal Law Updates

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