Transformational Role of Law Libraries in Access to Justice in India: Time to Act Locally and Think Globally

CHADHA, Ravinder Kumar and RAI, Priya and AKASH, Akash (2014) Transformational Role of Law Libraries in Access to Justice in India: Time to Act Locally and Think Globally. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge in Session 121 - Law Libraries with Parliamentary Libraries, Information Technology and Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE). In: IFLA WLIC 2014, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.

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Abstract

Transformational Role of Law Libraries in Access to Justice in India: Time to Act Locally and Think Globally

Indian government has ushered a number of digital preservation and network based projects for strengthening democracy and maximum disclosure of information through open accessible government data for the benefit of common men. The paper codicillary highlights importance of open access to public legal information and benefits of adoption of innovative approaches for facilitating organization and delivery of legal information services to foster effective and efficient administration of justice and promoting rule of law and access to justice as social justice. The article will focus on various government and non-government initiatives connecting legal institutions of India. The article critically evaluates the integral role of law libraries in providing basic understanding to researcher and litigants about various e-resources and databanks through outreach plain and promotion strategic programmes in India.

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