INDIAN LAW REPORTS (KERALA SERIES)
THE MOST AUTHENTIC LAW JOURNAL PUBLISHED FROM KERALA
IndianLaw Reports (Kerala Series) is the most authentic law journal published fromKerala. The Indian Law Reports is published by various State Governments as per the provisions of the Indian Law Reports Act, 1875. Section 3 of the Indian Law Reports Act, 1875 prescribes that so Court shall be bound to hear, cited or shall receive or treat as an authority binding on it the report of any case decided by any High Court for a State other than a report published under the authority of a State Government. Therefore, the Indian Law Reports published by the State Governmentis the most authentic and binding authority to be referred and relied upon by the Courts of that State.
Brief History and functioning of Indian Law Reports (Kerala Series):
The Indian Law Reports (Kerala Series) was initially published as Indian Law Reports (Travancore- Cochin Series), under the authority of the erstwhileTravancare-Cochin state. After formation of the State of Kerala, the publication was re-titled at Indian Law Reports (Kerala Series) with effect from January, 1957. The functioning of the Indian Law Reports (Kerala Series) is governed by the Rules relating to the publication of the Indian Law Reports (Kerala).
Law Reporting Council of Kerala:
The Law Reporting Council of Kerala constituted as provided in the Rules is the authority conferred with the power to take decisions regarding the functioning of the Indian Law Reports (Kerala Series). The Council consists of; A Judge of the High Court; The Advocate General and Three members of the Bar. The members of the Law Reporting Council are appointed by the Hon’ble Chief Justice. The Julge of the High Court shall be the Chairman of the Council and a Senior Officer of the High Court, appointed by the Chief Justice shall be Convenor of the Council. The Indian Law Reports (Kerala Series) is published under the authority of the Government of Kerala and the Council has been empowered to publish Indian Law Reports (Kerala Series) under such authority.