An Introduction to Rights by William A Edmundson

Cyriac Tom, IInd Year, LLM, School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin.   The idea of rights is of great importance to the modern society. Especially since, the modern world has become much smaller owing to technological advancements. This has led to an explosion of communication between people and this exchange of ideas has resulted in the claim for rights throughout...

Sports Law by Anujaya Krishna

Diljith Manohar, II year LLM student, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT The idea ‘Sports’ has evolved from being a mere recreational activity to a multi-billion industry. Indian scenario is no different, especially in the field of cricket which is considered a religion rather than a sport there has always been tremendous development.Sports events with massive investments, such as Indian Premier League...

Courting Injustice the Nirbhaya Case and its Aftermath, Rajesh Talwar

Anisha D’Cruz, II year LLM student, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT In a society where a rape victim is raped hundred times by the ephemeral social stigma and media Nirbhaya like Mathura was fortunate enough at least to create her martyrdom into A Box news and a substantive relief at least to her aftermaths. Rajesh Talwar through his book reminds us the very fact that a victim of sexual cannibalism...

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) Act, 2000 in India was enacted to ensure...

Adjudication in Trial Courts, LexisNexis

Mithu MP Dharan, Final Year Student, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kerala Title   : ADJUDICATION IN TRIAL COURTS- A BENCHBOOK FOR JUDICIAL OFFICERS Authors : N R Madhava Menon, David Annoussamy, D K Sampath Though judiciary does not have power of purse nor power of sword, neither money nor patronage nor even physical force to enforce its decisions, it is seen as an institution of...

Fatwas have no legal standing: Supreme Court

Supreme Court of India
Dr. Ravishankar K. Mor, Asst. Prof., Dept. of law, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Wardha VISHWA LOCHAN MADAN Vs UNION OF INDIA & ORS. (W.P. (civil)No. 386/2005) Date of Judgement 07.07.14 OPPORTUNITY LOST Petitioner alleges that all Fatwas  have  the  support  of  All India Muslim Personal Law Board and it is striving for the establishment  of parallel Muslim judicial system in  India.   According ...

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 Sabha, in 2013, and on perusal of the bill,...

Book Review Competition Law

Title of the Book: Competition Law Author: Dr. Avtar Singh, Advocate, Ex-Reader in Law, Lucknow University & Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Professor, National Law University Delhi Edition:First Edition, Student Edition, 2012 Publication House: Eastern Book Company (P) Ltd., 34A, Lalbagh, Lucknow-226001 ISBN – 13: 9789350286661 ISBN – 10: 93-5028-666-1 Price: Rs. 475 Review By: Dr. Ashish Kumar...

Tracing official bias from Gullapalli to Doctrine of necessity

Supreme Court of India
Palak Gupta, Student of Law, Gujarat National Law University It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.  ~ Earl Warren. Natural Justice is an important concept in administrative law. In the words of Megarry, J.1it is ‘justice that is simple and elementary, as distinct from justice that is complex, sophisticated and technical.’ It is ethico- legal principle. The origin of...

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 to address the issue of sexual harassment...

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 to lower caste, making them subject to harsher...

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 notification, increase the said capital up...

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 Act was subsequently amended in 1949 and 1978...

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 in which more than 50 percent of girls...

Professional Educational Institutions: A Profit Making Industry

Author : VS Warrier For over a decade, there has been growing concern that opportunities for higher education to the weaker/minority sections of the society are rapidly getting eroded. The persistence of inequities is manifest in local and regional disparities of access, gender discrimination, non-affordable fee structures, confusing eligibility requirements, bewildering admission procedures, reduced...