Change is The Law of Life

Justice B S Chauhan

Dr. Justice B.S. Chauhan, presently Chairman, Law Commission of India, was born on July 2, 1949 in Muzaffamagar district of Uttar Pradesh. He achieved par excellence in academic field throughout. He received L.L.13 degree from the Banaras Hindu University in 1974. Thereafter, with foreign scholarship he was awarded Ph.D. Degree from the Victoria University, Manchester (U.K.) in 1979. He practiced law in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court. lie was appointed as a judge on April 5, 1995, and served Allahabad High Court and Rajasthan High Court. He was elevated as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court on 16.07.2008 and Judge of Supreme Court of India on 10.05.2009. After demitting the office from the Supreme Court, he served as Chairman, Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, till joining the Law Commission of India as its Chairman on 15.03.2016. Under his chairmanship, the Commission has submitted nine reports to the Government. The reports on Advocates' Act, Bail Reforms, Hate Speech, DNA Profiling, etc. are widely acclaimed. He has shown full awareness of the functional significance of law as an instrument for the fulfillment of social needs and pursuit of values. The creative role of the Judge to meet new situations is best expressed by him observing that while dealing with an unprecedented case, the Court has to innovate law. He has maintained a balance between law and morals and also observed that "morality and criminality are not coextensive. In all spheres of law particularly in the matters pertaining to human rights, he is one who is the most articulate as he said that unlawfully depriving a person from sleep is violation of his fundamental rights for the reason that the issue relates to health of an individual. In case of corruption, he observed that "Corruption is not only a punishable offence but also undermines human rights, indirectly violating them, and systematic corruption is a human rights' violation in itself as it leads to systematic economic crimes.' He decided the Bombay Blast cases (1993), which has been the most voluminous case in the Supreme Court.

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Justice B S Chauhan
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