Purity of Law by Kelsen and Its Practical Ramifications

  • Shambhavi Mishra
  • Show Author Details
  • Shambhavi Mishra

    Student at Jindal Global Law School, O.P Jindal Global University, India.

  • img Save PDF


The aim of the article is to analyze the Kelsian view of Law and Justice as a pure enterprise free from societal constructs and political contexts. The Paper concludes by answering the question of whether such a view of Law is approachable in the Indian legal system. The article navigates between Kelsen’s famous theory of the ‘grundnorm’ and the ‘is and ought’ dichotomy, which is the cornerstone of his entire Philosophy of Law.


Research Paper


International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 475 - 479

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111347

Creative Commons

This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits remixing, adapting, and building upon the work for non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.


Copyright © IJLSI 2021