The article seeks to provide a bird’s eye view of the International Coffee Organization and its
operation. The focus of the article is upon the functional, structural, and legal facets of the ICO,
coupled with its critical analysis from a qualitative and quantitative lens. The article concludes
with several proposals for regulating the coffee market, and for enhancing the value held by all
the stakeholders in the market. Continue reading International Coffee Organization: Regulating The Black Gold (Part II)
The article seeks to provide a bird’s eye view of the International Coffee Organization and its operation. The focus of the article is upon the functional, structural, and legal facets of the ICO, coupled with its critical analysis from a qualitative and quantitative lens. The article concludes with several proposals for regulating the coffee market, and for enhancing the value held by all the stakeholders in the market. Continue reading International Coffee Organization: Regulating The Black Gold (PART – I)
The article aims to encapsulate the concept of legal interpretation, more specifically in India. It focuses on the biases that seep into judicial proceedings and disrupt the natural course of justice that is mandated to be followed. The Bhopal gas tragedy is analysed extensively and the courts failure to provide justice in this case is also elaborated upon. Hence, this article highlights prejudices in legal interpretation through various Indian cases. Continue reading Biases in Legal Interpretation: A Concrete Understanding Through Cases in India
The effects of coronavirus are devastating all around the world while many of such are in recovering mode few areas are yet to seen its uphealous effect one of them is International commercial Transactions. The author in this article has attempted to analyze such effect in the context of United Nations Convention on International Sales of Good. While doing so the author has highlighted the existing loopholes in the convention and how it can be proved as an catalyst to upcoming chaos. Continue reading Aftermath Of COVID-19 On The International Commercial Transactions Governing Under The CISG
This article talks about the Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicles (SPACs) which have seen significant growth recently in the United States. The year of 2020 has been a record year for SPAC IPOs. They provide an alternate route to the private companies seeking to go public. In this article, the authors have discussed the meaning of SPACs, the advantages of SPACs over the traditional IPOs and the regulatory challenges that India face if SPACs are to operate in India. The authors have also highlighted the risks involved in the process. Continue reading Special Purpose Acquisition Companies: A Possibility in India
This article uses an economic perspective to examine the recent trademark dispute between BigBasket and Daily Basket, wherein BigBasket has accused Daily Basket of ‘Trademark Infringement’ whereas Daily Basket has accused BigBasket of ‘Trademark ‘Bullying’. It is argued that since a trademark is protected by the law because it gives an incentive to the producers to increase production and benefits consumers by reducing consumer search-costs, trademark bullying is antithetical to such economic and consumer centric-basis of trademark law. Continue reading The Trademark Battle between BigBasket & Daily Basket: An Economic Perspective
Concept of Mutuality and its application to GST vis-a-vis the decision of the Supreme Court in State of West Bengal v. Calcutta Club
The Authors have tried to garner the readers’ attention to the Doctrine of Mutuality especially with regard to the conundrum of whether the transactions between the Clubs and their members fall within the ambit of GST. It seeks to analyse the same in light of the judgement rendered by the Supreme Court of India in State of West Bengal v. Calcutta Club. Continue reading Concept of Mutuality and its application to GST vis-a-vis the decision of the Supreme Court in State of West Bengal v. Calcutta Club
Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) has been in news lately. While the Indian government has not been quite convinced by the idea of having private cryptocurrencies in the market, there is definitely something unique about CBDC which compelled the government agencies to consider the option. This article explores the concept of CBDC and the feasibility of mainstreaming the same in India. Continue reading State-Issued Cryptocurrency- A Boon or a Bane?
In this article, the author delves into the concept of UBI – Universal Basic Income and whether this double edged sword can be implemented in India. Although UBI brings along numerous benefits like increased standards of living and gender equality, it can also affect the labor market negatively also impacting employer-employee relations. Thus, many considerations kick in when its implementation in India is pondered upon which are highlighted towards the end of the article. Continue reading THE QUAGMIRE OF UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME
This article employs a feminist perspective and analyses the need for a shift in the approach of the Indian family planning programmes, in order to ensure better reproductive and sexual health for women in India. It is argued that despite the state claiming that the current family planning initiatives have promotion of women’s health as the primary goal, in reality, they are largely oriented towards population control. Further, they consider women as the means to achieve a larger goal, i.e. the welfare and development of the nation, and place a disproportionate burden on women to undertake family planning, thereby compromising their health. Thus, there is a need to re-evaluate the current approach, and the article suggests some measures that can be taken in this direction. Continue reading FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE IN INDIA
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