Saturday, April 24, 2010

Millions of poor Indians are considered criminal by tradition

The Economist wrote an interesting article about the lack of the rule of law in India. Law protects only high-ranking wealthy individuals. That is what millions of poor Indians experience each day, as many are imprisoned without sufficient evidence. The right to justice is one of the basic human rights. World leaders should encourage India to enforce laws that would give all people the right to file the complaint and be properly treated, despite their origin. Western nations should set an example of the rule of law for the developing world. Sadly, many developed nations underestimate the importance of robust system of law for economic development of third-world countries.

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