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Citizenry has vital role to play in protection of human rights: CJI Chandrachud


NEW DELH, JUNE 8: Courts are not the only recourse for the protection of human rights and the citizenry has a very vital role to play in safeguarding them, Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has said.
Speaking at the University of Edinburgh’s Law School on the topic “Global Change and the Legal Profession, Past and Future: Perspectives from India”, Chandrachud said for a truly rights-alert or a rights-vibrant society, there has to be continuous engagement between the courts, citizens and civil society organisations.
“Citizenry have a very vital role to play in the protection of rights. It would be overstating the point, in my mind I would postulate, to say that courts are the only source of recourse for protection of these rights”, Chandrachud said.
The CJI said there is a more dialogic role that is being played by courts which emerges during the course of dialogues with the court. (PTI)