Day: May 7, 2015

Media trial: freedom of speech v. fair trial

Shabnam Saidalavi, School of Legal Studies, Cochin Editor’s note: Freedom of expression is a fundamental right that goes to the very heart of individual identity and collective interaction. Freedom of the media has been a contentious issue, especially when it involves scrutinizing a free trial. This paper examines the past and […]

Precedents as a source of law

By Priyan Garg, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh Editor’s note: The judiciary adjudicates the rights and obligations of the citizens, as per legislation, customs as well as a sense of justice. Judges often also take guidance from previous decisions and rely on past interpretations of questions of law. Such instances or […]

The Inquiries And Investigation By Administration

By Nilesh Bhardwaj INTRODUCTION To enable the administration to discharge effectively the multifarious functions entrusted to it, it needs to exercise broad powers of conducting investigation and inquiry into various matters. The primary purpose of this technique is to collect information with a view to deciding upon a further course […]

Development Of Human Trafficking On International Plane

By Sumit Kumar Suman, CNLU INTRODUCTION “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, often […]

Marital Rape Within Prohibited Child Marriages

By Sumit Kumar Suman, CNLU INTRODUCTION A judge in India has officially confirmed that rape laws do not apply to married couples — once you’re legally wed, forced sex is no longer a crime.[i] Historically, “Raptus”, the generic term of rape was to imply violent theft, applied to both property and person. It was […]

Marine Insurance Policy

By Saksham Dwivedi, CNLU Introduction & Historical Development Marine Insurance is not of recent origin. Its existence can be traced back to several centuries. Questions concerning it have naturally been coming up for a number of years and the law concerning it had taken a definite shape much prior to […]

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Role of Supreme Court of India

By Saksham Dwivedi, CNLU INTRODUCTION Hazardous substances pervade modern industrialized societies. Indian industry generates, uses, and discards toxic substances. Day by day the increasing use of technology to the make human life easy has an equal and opposite reaction in form of claiming lives in case of mis-handling of those […]