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 Space Law. More specifically, this paper attempts to discuss the impact of Space Debris. Various conventions have been implemented to tackle this problem however, the […]
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 19 June 1962 in which the Belgian Government sought reparation for damage claimed to have been caused to Belgian nationals, shareholders in the Canadian Barcelona Traction Company, […]
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 an emissions trading system. A ‘cap’ is set on the total amount of greenhouse gases that can be emitted – this cap now includes emissions […]
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 […]
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 who live in the most inhumane conditions all over the world including India, Iran and Pakistan and their only intention was to avoid conflict. As […]
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 have stepped up their sensibilities towards their territorial limits. The recent South China Sea dispute highlighted how territoriality has extended itself to water bodies as […]
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 extremely dismal. Under the domain of human rights, the right to health is defined as the right to achieve the “highest attainable standard of health” […]
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 falls within the scope of geo-engineering, the need for a concrete legal framework to resolve the disputes arising out of geological carbon sequestration has been […]
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 the law pertaining to false arrests and detentions to be made more concrete.With the onset of judicial activism, India has witnessed a large number of […]
By Abhinav Yadav Editor’s note: This paper analyses the problem faced by Kashmir, a territory that has been in turmoil ever since the partition between India and Pakistan. It discusses the strategic position Kashmir occupies, the problems associated with becoming contiguous with either country, the political situation, and the complications […]