A Relook at Impeachment of Judges in the Past​​

Juhi Mathur
School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

This is a constitutional law study titled “a relook at impeachment of judges in the past” This detailed paper focuses on impeachments of judicial figures in the past as well as understanding the level of awareness and outlook of the individuals towards the existing impeachment process of the Judiciary in India.

This Research paper will be discussing the particular issue of Judicial Impeachment in India along with its features and drawbacks with respect to other foreign laws. The foreign countries covered are namely: England, Wales, United States and France. This study also extensively points out the loopholes in the Indian Impeachment method and other suggested recommendations. The paper also aims to understand the concepts of Judicial Accountability and Judicial Independence, in order to highlight the need for both parallelly based on the situation and give a detailed suggestion to the current judicial impeachment mechanism existing in India.

Keywords: Impeachment, Independence, Accountability, Judiciary, Legislature, Misbehaviour, Incapacity.

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.25963