Month: December 2014

Competition Law and the Telecom Sector

By Sarthak Behera, NUALS Editor’s Note:  INTRODUCTION The growth and development of the telecommunication industry in India has been tremendous. With new and cheaper technologies being adopted almost every year, in this industry India is on its path of becoming an electronics manufacturing hub of the world. With an addition […]

Criminal Cases and ADR

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editors Note: Courts are overburdened with the cases. It is the temptation that has led the legislature to incorporate the concept of Plea Bargaining in India and hopefully the result will be satisfying in many aspects. The author, in this paper seeks to evaluate this […]

Biotechnology Patents And Problem Of Non-Obviousness

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editors Note: In recent years, there has been an explosive growth in biotechnology research. The society has witnessed the completion of the human genome project, the success of animal cloning, pharmaceutical research, and other notable advances. The situation grows complex and this project deals with […]

Autrefois Acquit And Autrefois Convict

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editors Note: The doctrine in a way is the rule again double jeopardy. Rule against double jeopardy means that a person cannot be tried for the same offence once again if he has been either convicted or acquitted in the trial relating to same offence. This paper […]

Offences Under IT Act, 2000

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editors Note:The high and speedier connectivity to the world from any place has developed many crimes and these increased offences led to the need of law for protection. The IT Act was the result of such a need and this paper analyzes the offences under […]

Environmental Protection And Supreme Court Activism

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editors Note: Environment and life are interrelated. Our lives depend on natural resources such as air, water, and land. Environmental destruction threatens survival; conversely, human rights violations can cause environmental degradation, for instance, war can lead to loss of access to clean water. Thus, the […]

Contribution Of Natural Law To Legal Thought

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editor’s Note: The concept of natural law has taken several forms. The idea began with the ancient Greeks’ conception of a universe governed in every particular by an eternal, immutable law and in their distinction between what is just by nature and just by convention. […]

Freedom Of Press: Fourth Pillar Of Democracy

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editor’s Note: Freedom of speech and expression is the blood of democracy, palpitation of democracy, control of the government and creates awareness among the people. Blood removes the dead cell in the same manner freedom of speech and expression removes the arbitrary government and place […]

The Corroding Faces of Indian Women: Acid Attack

By Shatrunjay Bose, UPES Dehradun Editor’s Note: Acid attacks have become a menace in India for women. The inappropriate use of acid on human body causes devastating effects on the body of the person. The most notable effects of an acid attack are the lifelong bodily disfigurement. The acid can rapidly […]

Ombudsman: A Critical Appraisal

By Soumik Chakraborty Editor’s Note: An ombudsman is a person who acts as a trusted intermediary between either the state, elements of state or an organization, and some internal or external constituency, while representing not only but mostly the broad scope of constituent interests. Ombudsman is etymologically rooted in the Old Norse word umboðsmaðr, essentially meaning “representative”. In […]

Critical Appraisal of Information Technology Act

By Soumik Chakraborty and Sreedhar Kusuman Editor’s Note: The Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 serves as a suitable case study for an analysis of the legislative exercise of law and policy formulation in the field of cybercrime legislation, revealing quite emphatically the need for carefully worded provisions, foresight in the drafting […]

Corporation As Nexus of Contracts: A Critique

By Soumik Chakraborty Editor’s Note: The notion of a legally sanctioned corporation remains controversial for several reasons, most of which stem from the granting of corporations both limited liability on the part of its members and the status and rights of a legal person. The nexus of contracts theory is an idea put forth […]