#Apprentice Addressing Judges as “Your Lordship”

Bar & Bench February 5 2016

In this edition of The Apprentice, IDIA scholar Namrata Dubey writes on why the practice of addressing judges as "Your Lordship" needs to be done away with. 

Long ago in the Western world, a ‘Divine Right Theory’ emerged, according to which the King was ‘The Messenger’ or ‘The Son’ of God and whatever he did was always right. These Kings asked their subjects to refer to them as ‘Your Lordship’, in other words, the King was the God of his subjects.

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