Sexual harassment allegations against CJI Gogoi: National Law School of India University alumni call for best practices in sexual harassment enquiries

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the wake of sexual harassment allegations by a former Supreme Court employee against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, alumni of the National Law School of India University have called on the Supreme Court to follow best practices pertaining to sexual harassment enquiries as set out in the Vishaka  guidelines and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

“We express our disappointment that, in establishing an ad-hoc in-house committee that is said to be following an unstated “informal” set of procedures, the Supreme Court appears to have fallen well below these best practices,” the 165 signatories to the letter have said.

The court must hold itself to the highest standards in cases involving sexual harassment. “We do not believe that has happened in this case,” they said.


Read the letter here


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