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by Abhijeet Singh RawaleyBackgroundIn Rajesh Sharma & Ors. v. State of Uttar Pradesh & Anr., a division bench of the Supreme Court of India, comprising Justices A. K. Goel and U. U. Lalit, was asked “whether any directions… [were] called...
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by Saniya MiraniThe Indian judiciary resorts to two types of aids in interpreting a statute – internal and external aids to interpretation. Internal aids include the preamble, marginal notes, and headings of the relevant statute, etc., while external aids include...
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Mr. Pradeep S Mehta is the founder Secretary General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), a leading economic policy research, advocacy and networking, non-governmental group in India, with offices in Nairobi, Lusaka, Accra, Hanoi and Geneva.In...
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by Tejas PopatAdvance Medical Directive, (hereafter ‘directive/s’) or what is commonly known as a ‘living will’ is a document indicative of an individual’s wish to continue medical treatment or not when he is artificially kept alive.Recently, the Health Ministry released...
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by Vasujith RamIn paragraph 160 of the judgment striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission as unconstitutional, Justice Khehar writes:“A little personal research, resulted in the revelation of the concept of the “legitimate power of reciprocity”, debated by Bertram Raven...
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Prof. Tom Ginsburg is the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law and Deputy Dean at the University of Chicago Law School as well as a Professor of Political Science at the University. He is a prominent scholar of comparative and international...
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by Varun SrivastavaThe demand for One Rank, One Pension (OROP) has existed in various forms since 1973, when the policy was terminated by an order subsequent to the 3rd Central Pay Commission. In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court has held...
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Suchitra Vijayan is a writer, lawyer and a political theorist. She studied Law, Political Science and International relations, and was trained as a Barrister-at-Law. She previously worked for the UN war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia and Rwanda. She co-founded and...
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by Mara MalagodiNepali legislators are currently striving to promulgate the country’s seventh constitution and conclude the peace process that began in 2006 after the ten-year long Maoist People’s War. By 2001 a new constitution drafted ‘by the people’s elected representatives’...
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Ms. Flavia Agnes is a lawyer who has worked in the field of women’s rights for over two decades. She is a co-founder of Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai, that provides socio-legal support to women and children on issues of matrimonial rights,...
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(Editor’s Note: This is fourth and final in a series of blog posts on the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill. Part I, II and II are here, here and here respectively. This post is a continuation of Part III, by Ayani Srivastava and Arpita Sengupta)We comment on...
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(Editor’s Note: This is third in a series of blog posts on the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill. Part I and II are here and here. This post is written by Ayani Srivastava and Arpita Sengupta, and deals with definitions, change in conditions of...
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(Editor’s Note: This is second in a series of blog posts on the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill. Part I is here. This post is written by Raktima Roy and Arpita Sengupta)In this post, we comment on matters relating...
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Editor’s Note: A group of faculty and students of the National University of Juridical Sciences, led by Prof. Saurabh Bhattacharjee, prepared a report on the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill, 2015. In a series of blog posts, the authors analyze...
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by Mansi BinjrajkaAlthough there is much discussion and awareness about sexual violence against women, the same is not the case with child sexual abuse. In Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s words, a “conspiracy of silence” surrounds the subject. This...
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