Rule of Law is the building block on which the modern democratic society is founded. Laws are made for the welfare of the people, to maintain harmony between the conflicting forces in society. For successful functioning of the polity, it is imperative that there is enforcement of law and all the obligations deriving from law. One of the prime objects of making laws is to maintain order in the society and to develop a peaceful environment for the citizens of the State. For effective enforcement of the rule of law, it is essential to build institutions that have competence, consistency and predictability, and are not vulnerable to the whims and fancies of individuals.......
As I have emphasized all along, the overall sucess of the Madras High Court is a conglomerate of the hard work put in by my Brother and Sister Judges, Members of the various Committees, the Subordinate Judiciary, Members of the Bar and the Registry.
I express my sincere gratitude to the Editorial Committee which has worked tirelessly to bring out the best of the Madras High Court in this Annual Report - a continued endeavour of transparency.........by Hon`ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Chief Justice
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Judiciary is the quintessential part of a healthy democracy. The importance of judiciary in a democratic setup can hardly be exaggerated. Courts and Judges not only administer justice, they also protect the rights of the citizens, acting as interpreters and guardians of the Constitution. It is quite natural that the citizenry looks at Courts as the last resort for getting their grievances ventilated.
The Madras High Court, being one of the premier chartered High Courts in the country, has set high standards not just in terms of contributing many a stalwart to the legal field, but also in laying down path-breaking legal principles throughout the 150 years of its glorious existence. Heading this prestigious institution as Chief Justice casts an onerous responsibility that is to be fulfilled with unflinching perseverance. It gives me great pleasure and satisfaction to present the ‘Madras High Court Annual Report-2015’.........by Hon`ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Chief Justice
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The sesqui-centennial institution that is the Madras High Court is one of the earliest established High Courts of Judicature in the country under the Queen’s Charter, alongside the Bombay and Calcutta High Courts. What could be more pleasurable, yet humbling and onerous at the same time than to be at the helm of affairs of this historic Temple of Justice! It is even more delightful to present the Madras High Court Report for the period 2011–2014. The greatness of any institution is reflected by its glorious past, as much as the novel initiatives it brings to the fore in its day-to-day functioning that keep the flag of institution flying high. In this era of short shelf life, one cannot remain content with the past laurels, but move forward eying larger objectives, and an institution which rises upto this challenge is bound to excel and enhance its reputation. The Madras High Court, with the rich history behind it, has been striving hard towards balancing tradition and at the same time, not losing out in the race to keep abreast with modernity ........by Hon`ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Chief Justice
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The High Court of Madras, with its truly imposing spires and onion domes, constructed in the year 1892, has, to this day, remained a Beacon of Justice for about 150 years and the ultimate hope of the distressed and the deprived. The majestic chair of the Chief Justice of Madras High Court, a post coveted by any standards, has seen many illustrious personalities of wisdom adoning it; being a humble successor to such glorious tradition, I feel proud and privileged to be a part of a hallowed institution.
........ by Hon`ble Mr. Justice M.Y. EQBAL, Chief Justice
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A Regulation for forming into a regular code, all regulations that may be enacted for the internal government of the British territories immediately subject to the presidency of Fort Saint George- Passed on the 1st of January, 1802.
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