'Neutral Citation' system to be launched for Supreme Court judgments
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Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on February 23 announced that the Supreme Court will adopt a “neutral citation system” for its judgments.
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The Chief Justice hoped that the High Courts would also follow the neutral citation for their judgements.
The Delhi, Kerala and Madras High Courts have already introduced neutral citations.
What is a “citation”?
The citation of a case is essentially an identification tag for the decision.
Typically, this will include a reference number, the year of the decision, the name of the court that issued the decision, and shorthand for the journal that published the decision.
What is a neutral citation?
A neutral citation would mean that the court would provide its own citation, separate from that provided by traditional law reporters.
Law reporters are periodicals or annual digests that publish judgments.
Why is implementation of the neutral citation system required?
Steps have been taken to introduce and implement a uniform, reliable and secure methodology for identifying and citing Supreme Court judgments.
The Court is using machine learning tools to translate its judgments from English to local languages.
2,900 judgments of the Supreme Court have been translated so far.
It has also asked district courts to examine machine learning translations of judgments.
About 30,000 judgments will have neutral citations.
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