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. … [Read more...]

Conflict, Refugee Situation and Human Rights: A Case Study of Tamil Refugees in the Sri Lankan Conflict

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 … [Read more...]

The Struggle of a Democracy against Terrorism: Sacrificing Civil Liberties to Reduce Terrorism Risks

By Sonakshi Verma, National Law University Jodhpur Editor's Note: 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 … [Read more...]

Insufficiency of medical facilities

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 … [Read more...]

Law Of False Imprisonment In India

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 … [Read more...]

Principle of Non-Refoulement and its Absolute Nature

By Akkiraju Chandralekha, SLS Pune   Editor's Note: The principle of non-refoulement is a major concept in public international law, dealing specifically with refugee laws within the human rights regime. The principle basically says that a refugee, once entered another country, cannot be … [Read more...]

Need For Codification Of Refugee Laws In India

By Sagarika Chandel, KIIT School of Law, Bhuvaneshwar "EDITOR'S NOTE:- While India has been home to several immigrants from neighbouring indigenous communities in turmoil, however, it needs to devise a legal framework to protect the human rights that these refugees or asylum seekers are … [Read more...]

Law On Phone-tapping In India

By Priyan Garg, Amity Law School, Noida "EDITOR'S NOTE:- The recent times have exposed the diabolic methods used by government agencies all over the world for the greater good of national security. Deployment of such techniques is invasive of the fundamental right to privacy that citizens are … [Read more...]