Asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, refugees and displaced persons. These are some categories of residents or non-citizens who are unrecognised by the state. Though visible as illegal migrants, their invisibility is jarring in terms of their inclusion in governmental schemes. Despite residing in India for years, most of them don’t have documents to establish their identity. Deepanshi Mehrotra analyses if refugees and asylum seekers will be able to access the COVID-19 vaccine.
The last time a military coup happened in Myanmar it lasted over fifty years under three different military heads until the military junta eventually dissolved in the year 2011. A decade after, the coup has once again tossed the country back into a long spell of uncertainty and instability. Himani Baid spells out the important details about the Myanmar Coup 2021, reflecting on its historical context.
The recent pronouncement by the Supreme Court in Union of India v. K.A. Najeeb is being touted as a ray of justice for several accused arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Shivangi Banerjee analyses the judgement and highlights the implications it might have for future cases. She further elucidates the timeline of UAPA and narrates the story of its permanence.
While there is no straight line that connects the Indian caste system with the racial segregation in the U.S., both these system are telling of histories of struggle and violence. Gunjan Bahety explains what’s Black History Month and how it came about. And even though it is a foreign concept, how certain aspects of Black History Month can be imbibed by India to recognise Dalit history and narratives.
By Prerna Murarka, fourth-year law student, ILS Law College, Pune.
By Deepak Kumar, Research Scholar at Centre for the Study of Law and Governance in Jawaharlal Nehru University. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people
By Kunwar Malhotra, UILS Editor’s Note: This paper discusses the legal status of Outer Space and it also undertakes the perception of five elemental treaties pertinent with
Siddharth Dalabehera Introduction Proceedings in the case concerning the Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited (Belgium v. Spain) were instituted by an Application of 19th June
By Ankita Singh, RMLNLU 1. INTRODUCTION Over time, the death penalty has been a debatable issue in the criminal justice system. There are numerous pro
On 23 January 2003, India ratified the Cartagena Protocol which protects biodiversity from potential risks of genetically modified organisms. Currently, the Genetic Engineering Approvals Committee, a body under the Ministry of Environment and Forests is responsible for approval of genetically engineered products in India. However, the enaction of a statute has been proposed for the regulation of modern biotechnology in the country and a Bill to this effect, called the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill (BRAI Bill) 2013 has been tabled in Lok Sabha by the Minister for Science and Technology, Mr Jaipal Reddy. If the bill is passed, the responsibility will be taken over by the Environment Appraisal Panel, a sub-division of the BRAI. In this paper the author has presented the various dimensions and the effects of the proposed bill.
International financial Institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are facing varied economical, financial, political, social and environmental issues today. Their role with regards to the administration of global distributive justice, minimising poverty or aiding in the developmental processes is being called into question. In this paper, the author has tried to expose the internal working procedure of these institutions and the effects of their policies which have been debated vigorously as skepticism looms large in the wake of a worsening economic situation and living standards especially in the Developing and Least Developed countries.
By Pravir Singh Srivastava & Akanksha Sisodia, Symbiosis Law School, Noida Editor’s note: In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions effectively, the European Union established
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
By Anonymous Editor’s Note: Refugee situations and statelessness are two of the most pertinent issues today in International Law. There are millions of displaced persons
By Jibin Mary George, Amity Law School, Delhi EDITOR’S NOTE:- The concept of sovereignty has been evolving since time immemorial. Since the World Wars, countries
Terrorist threats have existed throughout modern history, and the importance of deterring and preventing terrorist acts is of central importance. The impulse to abandon human rights norms in times of fear and crisis is short-sighted and self-defeating. As the revelations of shocking abuses at Abu Gharib prison have demonstrated, the world will not easily accept inhumane treatment in any context, and such treatment will tarnish and undermine even legitimate security operations. Therefore, this is an issue which requires in-depth analysis, as done by the author, due to its complex and multidimensional nature.
By Abhinav Yadav The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata Editor’s note: The health situation and medical facilities in India continue to be
By Priyan Garg, Amity Law School, Noida EDITOR’S NOTE:- Carbon sequestration is the process of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. While it prima facie
By Oyshee Gupta, CNLU Patna EDITOR’S NOTE:- In light of the recent trends of human rights violation in cases of custodial torture, it is imperative for