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Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 18 of 1875

  • Act nº 18 of 1875



[ACT, No. 18 of 1875]

[AS ON 1956]

[13th October, 1875]


An Act for the improvement of Law Reports.

[Preamble rep. by the A.O.1937.]

Section 1. Short title

This Act may be called the Indian Law Reports Act, 1875.

Local extent.-

It extends to the whole of India {Subs.by Act 3 of 1951 for "except Part BStates".}[except the State of Jammu and Kashmir;


And it shall come into force on such day {1st January, 1876, vide Notification No.22, dated the 23rd November, 1875, Gazette of India, 1875, Part I, p.589.} as the Central Government notifies in this behalf in the Official Gazette.

Section 2. [Repealed]

Rep.by the Repealing Act, 1876 (12 of 1876).

Section 3. Authority given only to authorized reports

No Court shall be bound to hear cited, or shall receive or treat as an authority binding on it, the report of any case {Subs.by Act 3 of 1951 for "decided on or after the said day by any High Court for a Part A State".}[decided by any High Court for a1[State], other than a report published under the authority of {The original words "the G.G.in C." have successively been amended by the Devolution Act, 1920 (38 of 1920), the A.O.1937 and the A.O.1950 to read as above.}[any State Government].

1. Substituted, for "Part A or Part BState" by 2 A.L.O. 1956.

Section 4. Authority of judicial decisions

Nothing herein contained shall be construed to give to any judicial decision any further or other authority than it would have had if this Act had not been passed.