Quality of Laws
At A Glance

Laws and regulations impact the social and economic wellbeing, and freedom of members of a society. They alter how individuals interact and trade with each other. A good law is one that balances its purpose with citizen-engagement, protection of individual rights, and positive impact on resources. Currently, India does not have any systematic mechanism to review the quality of laws. We have created tools to assess the quality of laws and offer recommendations for legal reform and design of law-review bodies. We study the lawmaking process, the level of discretion laws grant public officials, and the costs imposed by laws.