A conversation with Professor GS Bajpai Registrar of NLU Delhi and member of MHA Panel on Criminal Reform. The Professor talks about the problems that plague our criminal justice system and possible reforms Continue reading ELS DISCOURSE Episode 5: Indian Criminal Justice System: An Introspection
The author tries to put forth the vision of the Constitution of India. The idea of celebrating our constitution, despite the concerning issues surrounding the Indian democracy, is cherished. Continue reading RECLAIMING MY CONSTITUTION: Envisioning a Liberal Constitutional Democracy [EDITORIAL]
A conversation with renowned Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, winner of numerous National Film Awards on various issues plaguing India. Continue reading ELS DISCOURSE Episode 4: Dissent: On-Screen & Off-Screen
by Namrata Jeph Judicial independence is a multifaceted concept and there is no one ideal model of implementing judicial independence in the sense that one-size-fits-all. It is a result of a combination of different conditions, measures, checks, and balances that can vary from one country to another. However, only when a judiciary is independent it can … Continue reading VOW OF JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE AMIDST AN ELECTION? [EDITORIAL]
Diplomacy and the Role of India-Israel Relations in Global Politics Speaker Profile: Menahem Chuck Kanafi Ambassador Chuck Kanafi. Ambassador Kanafi is a former career diplomat and advocate. He has served in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America at senior levels and has served as a legal advisor in the Israeli Defence Forces and to various … Continue reading ELS DISCOURSE Episode 3: Menahem Chuck Kanafi
This articles examines the concept of abetment to suicide under Indian Law, the significance of suicide note and instigation by accused in light of recent developments. Continue reading Abetment to Suicide- A Guide to Section 309 IPC – [EDITORIAL]
In the backdrop of the Hathras horror, it can be said that The Police’s brutal probe added another layer of brutality to the whole incident. Starting off from the mid night cremation of the victim’s body, preventing the opposition leaders from meeting the victim’s family and imposing a lockdown in the whole region, the next in series of state facilitated atrocities comes the investigating agency’s interest in conducting a Narco and polygraph test on the victim’s family. I argue that besides the fact that, these tests are illegal and unconstitutional, the reasons being cited by the Police to justify the carrying out of this illegal method of extracting confessions and evidence, are just a gamut of distorted facts and misapplied laws. Continue reading A Probe that Defeats the Idea of Procedural Justice – [EDITORIAL]
-by Ramsha Reyaz Cryopreservation is the process of freezing biological specimens like cells, tissues, organelles etc. at very low temperatures for the purpose of preservation. Cryopreserved cells can remain viable for long periods of time and, therefore, the process is increasingly being used for preserving reproductive cells and fertilized embryos as part of in-vitro fertilization … Continue reading CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS AND REPRODUCTIVE CELLS: The Legal Loopholes [EDITORIAL]
In this article, through a discussion on the issues involved in FGM, international response to the problem of FGM, and the practice in Indian context, the author aims to present a case for a need to have an absolute ban on the practice of FGM. Continue reading FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: A Case for Complete Ban
The world is currently grappling with a pandemic. India had also imposed a countrywide lockdown to contain the deadly virus. For ensuring the fulfilment of the objective and sanctity of this measure, all the States too individually imposed the Epidemic Diseases Act, alongside the Indian Penal Code. This was done in order to keep the actions of citizens under check and prevent them from endangering other people’s lives. This article explores the criminality of negligent spreading of the coronavirus and discusses whether the current legal framework in this regard is sufficient or not. Continue reading COVID-19 AND NEGLIGENT SPREADING OF DISEASE – A Crime?
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