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...]

Aircraft Hijacking

By Soumya Singh Chauhan, UILS, Chandigarh "Editor's Note: This paper deals with the phenomenon of aircraft hijacking- taking control of an aircraft by hostile forces for ransom or some other demands. It analyses the different international conventions that have been put in place to curb the menace … [Read more...]

International Law and Self Determination

By Aakash Kumbhat, Akhil Mahesh & Apoorv KC, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi “Editor’s Note: In international law, the principle of self determination recognises the right of freedom of a state from the rule of any oppressionist power. This has been widely seen in the cases … [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...]

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...]

The Indian Legal Service Market And GATS

By Amrit Subhadarsi, KIIT School of Law, Bhuvaneshwar "EDITOR'S NOTE:- This piece analyses the prospect of liberalization of the Indian legal service market in light of India's international commitments under the General Agreement on Trade and Services( GATS). The Advocates Act,1961 and the … [Read more...]