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Public Interest Litigation in India: A Critical Review

  title={Public Interest Litigation in India: A Critical Review},
  author={Surya Deva},
  • S. Deva
  • Published 22 June 2009
  • Political Science
Public interest litigation (PIL) has a vital role in the civil justice system in that it could achieve those objectives which could hardly be achieved through conventional private litigation. PIL, for instance, offers a ladder to justice to disadvantaged sections of society, provides an avenue to enforce diffused or collective rights, and enables civil society to not only spread awareness about human rights but also allows them to participate in government decision making. PIL could also… 

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  • Law
    The Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law
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