About Us
A living archive of the Supreme Court of India
The Supreme Court Observer aims to build a non-partisan open-access database of the Supreme Court's contribution to our everyday lives, through daily reporting on selected cases. The Observer emphasises simplicity and clarity.
How is the website organized?

Cases

Non-partisan reporting and analysis of landmark cases before the Supreme Court of India (SCI). Every tracked case includes:

  • Case Background - description of the case, with a focus on the key constitutional issues
  • Written Submissions - Pleadings and Affidavits
  • Oral Arguments - live coverage of all oral arguments
  • Orders - Judgments and Interim Orders
  • Plain English Summaries - Judgments explained in layperson's terms

 

Judges

Biographies of sitting and select retired SCI Justices, including an analysis of their judicial output.

 

Court Explained

Introduction to the SCI's jurisdiction, procedures and history, as well as a legal glossary of commonly used legal terms.

 

Beyond the Court

Curated original weekly and monthly reviews of, and academic and journalistic writing on the SCI.

 

Court in Review

Brief analysis of the historical development of legal ideas and doctrine in the SCI, such as the right to privacy and reservation in promotion.

 

Court by Numbers

Insightful statistical nuggets to illustrate and evaluate the SCI's output.

Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR)

CLPR is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making the Constitution work for everyone through law and policy research, social and governance interventions and strategic impact litigation.

The Team
Sudhir Krishnaswamy
sudhir.krishnaswamy@clpr.org.in
Satya Prasoon
satya.prasoon@clpr.org.in
Jai Brunner
jai.brunner@clpr.org.in
Kruthika R
kruthika.r@clpr.org.in