The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016: An Analysis

Pooja Kurian1. Abstract The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 is an attempt of the government to regulate the process of surrogacy in India. This bill contains several impactful measures which have been awaited for, since a considerable number of years. Though this bill intends to bring positive changes, it has not failed to become a quarry to the socio-legal...

Armed Forces Special Power Act and women safety

Armed Forces Special Power Act and women safety
Maitri Tandon, Student of Law, Symbiosis Law School ABSTARCT This research paper concerns in itself the scenario of the northeastern and the northern states of our country, India after the inception of the Armed Forces Special Power Act. The researcher has penned down her own views on, what should be the ambit of area in which the Act should be imposing....

A Review of Biomedical Waste (Management and Handing) Rules, 1998

Waste Management a serious social issue
Dr. Sujata Pawar,1B.Com, LL.M,NET,SET, PhD ABSTRACT The Government of India, has notified Biomedical Waste (Management and handing) Rules, 1998 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986  and is applicable to all persons who generate, collect, receive, store, transport, treat, dispose, or handle biomedical waste in any form. The World Health Organization...

THE TEXTILE UNDERTAKINGS (NATIONALISATION) LAWS

(AMENDMENT AND VALIDATION) BILL, 2014 Aastha Mehta, Student of Law, GNLU, Gandhinagar Textile industry has been a priority sector since independence, on the lines of the agriculture, and was seen as a huge employment inducing sector also. However Indian Mills have suffered an economic setback, and therefore the revival of such units is on prime agenda of...

Merchant Shipping Bill 2013: Legislative Comment

Aastha Mehta, GNLU, Gandhinagar India has always been known historically for the trade that it had with almost all the corners of the world which, meant that sea-trade, and merchant ships have not been a gift of the new scientific era in our country, but it has been part and parcel of our lives since many centuries. However with increase in the trade relations,...

Juvenile Delinquency Laws in India and Emerging Issues

Saumyata Panwar, Student, B.B.A. L.L.B.(Hons.), Batch of 2012-2017, Gujarat National Law University A Critical Analysis on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 ‘Juvenile delinquency’ has occupied an important place in the discussions regarding criminal law in the country. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)...

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill 2013

Aastha Mehta, Student of Law, GNLU, Gandhinagar Skyrocketing prices in real estate sector is not uncommon phenomena, especially for metropolitan cities, and also the fact that scrunch of land is increasing will only contribute to the increase in prices of land, much to the disadvantage of consumers. The proposed bill on Real estate, was introduced in Rajya...

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 – An Analysis

Vishnu S Warrier Sexual harassment is an act that creates a hostile working environment which may be by way of cracking lewd jokes, verbal or physical abuse, circulating lewd rumors etc. Though, India had signed and ratified Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) way back in 1993, we did not have a specific legislation...

Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012

Waste Management a serious social issue
Aastha Mehta, GNLU, Gandhinagar Social injustice has been a way of life for these people. And dignity is a new concept for them. Dirt, filth and exposing oneself to putrid conditions has been a routine. Welcome to the world of manual scavengers, who have been subjected not only to inhuman work but have been treated as diseased animals due to their belonging...

Introduction of the Export-Import Bank of India (Amendment) Bill 2011

The Union Cabinet today approved the introduction of “The Export Import Bank of India (Amendment) Bill, 2011” to amend the Export – Import Bank Act, 1981 (the Act) in the Parliament. The Bill seeks to increase the authorised capital of the Exim Bank from Rs.2000 crore to Rs.10,000 crore with the provision that the Central Government may, further, by...

The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006

The Act was introduced in the parliament as it was felt that though the Child Marriage (Restraint) Act, 1929 was effective in its own way, there were some necessary changes to make it absolutely effective. STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS 1. The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 was enacted with a view to restraining solemnization of child marriages. The...

The Child Marriage (Restraint) Act, 1929

WHY WAS THE ACT INTRODUCED ? TO PROMOTE A BROADER CONTEXT OF EQUALITY AND ECONOMIC WELL BEING. Poverty perpetuates child marriage – while we focus specifically on addressing this issue, it is important to ensure that investments are being made to reduce poverty. Child marriage is more prevalent in poor households and in poor communities. Almost all countries...