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?

ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING MECHANISM: A Theoretical Framework

by Advocate Jayanta Boruah Biodiversity, in a general sense, means the variety of living species. It plays a significant role in the survival of the entire ecosystem. Biodiversity covers a complex and wide range of different living species, right from single-celled micro-organisms to complex large organisms. It even includes atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Humanity got nourished in the laps of Nature, which includes biodiversity as … Continue reading ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING MECHANISM: A Theoretical Framework

THE OUTPOUR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: COVID 19

by Himanshu Tyagi While the whole world is fighting against the coronavirus outbreak, we have forgotten about a deadlier virus, which lurks around in the corridor of every household. As the governments around the globe have enforced a lockdown to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a horrifying surge in domestic violence has raised the alarm. As per WHO’s health reproduction programme reports, 1 in every … Continue reading THE OUTPOUR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: COVID 19

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