THE LOCKDOWN DOMINO EFFECT: Resurgent Domestic Abuse and the Search for an Antidote.

-by Ayushi Shukla & Sushmit Mandal Humans have been devastated by a novel coronavirus, and our way of life inexplicably shattered by a microscopic infectious agent considered to be “at the edge of life”. More than one-third of our population is now confined indoors to curb the high transmission rates. Home, usually a safe sanctuary, is also a place where abusers can warp the dynamics … Continue reading THE LOCKDOWN DOMINO EFFECT: Resurgent Domestic Abuse and the Search for an Antidote.

THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION: ABSTRACTION OF JUSTICE – [PART-II]

-by Atyotma Gupta This is the second and concluding part of the two-part series. Previous part can be accessed here. Article 32: Is It Just As mentioned above, Article 32 of the constitution is the remedial provision for the violation of fundamental rights and enshrines a right to the aggrieved to approach the apex court to seek the protection of his/her fundamental rights. It is the … Continue reading THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION: ABSTRACTION OF JUSTICE – [PART-II]

THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION: ABSTRACTION OF JUSTICE – [PART-I]

-by Atyotma Gupta “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power”            … Continue reading THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION: ABSTRACTION OF JUSTICE – [PART-I]

INTERNET SHUTDOWNS: A Rise in Arbitrariness?

-by Shaileshwar Yadav In the year 2005, the Kingdom of Nepal cut off all the telecommunication links with the outside world. According to the Crown, shutting down of communication was essential to counter Maoist insurgents. The blackout continued for 88- days, frustrating the general public of Nepal. The results were deplorable – the virtual blackout alienated large swathes of the public. The collapse in the economy … Continue reading INTERNET SHUTDOWNS: A Rise in Arbitrariness?

COLLECTIVE DOMINANCE AND THE DRAFT COMPETITION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2020: A Case of Missed Opportunity?

-by Parina Muchhala The Draft Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (hereinafter, Draft Bill), based on the 2019 Report of the Competition Law Review Committee (hereinafter, Report) was recently released, and much has been written on the many interesting changes that have occurred subsequently in India’s competition regime. This article, however, is restricted solely to an analysis of the Committee’s findings on the idea of ‘collective abuse … Continue reading COLLECTIVE DOMINANCE AND THE DRAFT COMPETITION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2020: A Case of Missed Opportunity?

PATENTS FOR VACCINES IN THE COVID-19 SITUATION: An Economic Analysis

-by Ayushi Bhutra The world is facing the threat of an unprecedented Corona Virus which has proved to be fatal for the economy as well as human life. The world is desperately waiting for a vaccine that cures and treats the patients affected by this virus. In light of this, the countries such as China, U.S., Germany etc. are rigorously trying to develop a vaccine for … Continue reading PATENTS FOR VACCINES IN THE COVID-19 SITUATION: An Economic Analysis

HUMAN RIGHTS AMID COVID-19: SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT AN ALTERNATIVE CRISIS

-by Anushka Singh and Richa Hudilwala  The outbreak of COVID-19 has swept across the globe and has generated massive concerns over health worldwide. As marked by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres: “Coronavirus is a pandemic which is a human crisis that is fast becoming a human rights crisis”. Serious concerns over human rights violations such as censorship, discrimination, xenophobia, arbitrary detention etc. were reported … Continue reading HUMAN RIGHTS AMID COVID-19: SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT AN ALTERNATIVE CRISIS

ADDRESSING THE INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN RULE OF EQUITY AND CAVEAT EMPTOR IN TRANSFER OF PROPERTY

-by Urmil Shah  Article 17 of UDHR, which provides for the right to property as the fundamental tenet of human existence, finds its nemesis under the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 (“TPA”). TPA, considered as a conglomeration of the principles of Equity and English Common Law governs the transfer of certain movable and immovable properties by an act of parties through various absolute and partial modes … Continue reading ADDRESSING THE INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN RULE OF EQUITY AND CAVEAT EMPTOR IN TRANSFER OF PROPERTY

TECHNOLOGY, PRIVACY AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC

-by Vini Singh The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world. The fast-spreading infectious disease has compelled almost every government to impose severe measures. Many of these measures have had a substantial impact on fundamental freedoms. India is no exception. The government has had to impose a strict nationwide lockdown to slow down the spread of the virus. Many more restrictions are likely to become a part … Continue reading TECHNOLOGY, PRIVACY AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC

SELF HELP GROUPS: An Escape Route From Poverty Trap

-by Pranshu Raghuvanshi  There exists a vast scope of saving in rural areas. The only thing which inhibits these savings is the absence of avenues to save. The potential of savings in unbanked areas can be seen in the form of incomplete houses. Poor people tend to save by building a house in parts. When they have excess money the build an additional wall or a … Continue reading SELF HELP GROUPS: An Escape Route From Poverty Trap