To increase the knowledge of Rotaractors
Participants of the in-house session
Public Interest Litigation, in simple words, means, litigation filed in a court of law, for the protection of “Public Interest”. Public Interest Litigation(PIL) is directly filed by an individual or group of people in the Court. PIL is a rule of law declared by the courts of record. However, the person (or entity) filing the petition must prove to the satisfaction of the court that the petition is being filed for public benefit and not for individual benefit. PIL is highly effective weapon for reaching social justice.
International Service Director Rtr. Unnati Subedi provided an in-house session on Public Interest Litigation. She informed that Public Interest Litigation as the right of an individual to file case against a certain place, thing or authority in interest of public if a group of people are being harmed by it.She also emphasized that the person filing the case should not have any personal interest associated but represent a certain group of people. The court reviews the file and ensures that the case filer has locus stand right. She also gave an example of “Godawari Marble Factory” and a recent filing on “Bhrikuti Mandap”.