Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud has launched “Neutral Citations” for all Supreme Courts, which will provide a unique identifier to each judgment, enabling easy access to case law.
The “Neutral Citations” system, which has been adopted by many courts around the world, including the UK and Australia, provides a standardized format for case citations, making it easier for lawyers, judges, and researchers to locate and refer to specific cases.
Under the new system, each judgment will be assigned a unique identifier, consisting of a combination of letters and numbers, which will be used in all future references to the case.
The adoption of “Neutral Citations” is part of a broader effort by the Supreme Court to modernize its operations and increase transparency and accessibility.
In addition to providing a standardized format for case citations, the system will also enable the Supreme Court to track and analyze case law trends more effectively, helping to inform future decisions.
Speaking at the launch event, CJI DY Chandrachud emphasized the importance of transparency and accessibility in the judiciary, and stressed the need for the court to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technological landscape.
The adoption of “Neutral Citations” is just one of several steps that the Supreme Court has taken to modernize its operations and increase efficiency and transparency.
In recent years, the court has implemented a range of digital initiatives, including the e-filing of cases, live streaming of proceedings, and the use of video conferencing for hearings.
These initiatives have helped to make the Supreme Court more accessible and transparent, enabling people to participate in the justice system regardless of their location or socioeconomic status.
The system will provide a standardized format for case citations, enabling easier access to case law and tracking of case law trends. This will inform future decisions and make the Supreme Court more efficient and effective.
The adoption of digital initiatives has also helped to make the court more accessible and transparent, enabling people to participate in the justice system regardless of their location or socioeconomic status.