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Union of India vs K.A. Najeeb: A Trial Without a Trial

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.

Black History Month: Origin, History and What Can We Learn From It

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.

Economic Liberalisation and Response of Indian Judiciary

Economic liberalisation and respect for human rights are both highly topical issues. Both fields of law protect certain freedoms: economic development could lead to higher human rights standards and be used to secure compliance with human rights agreements. However the interaction between trade liberalisation and human rights protection is complex. The Indian judiciary has in its judgments consistently preserved as unassailable the economic and industrial policy of the Government of India. A study of the same has been made by the author in the following paper.

The Rule Of Law

By Abhishek Kumar, CNLU INTRODUCTION The rule of law primarily refers to the influence and authority of law within society,especially as a constraint upon behavior, including behavior of government

Common law efficiency

Tarunya Shankar Editor’s note: The common law system revolves around the concept of precedence and deals with laws which require interpretation from a duly appointed

Law and Liberty

By Akanksha Dutta, SLS Pune Editor’s Note: Where concepts of ‘liberty’ present different concepts relating to freedoms, ‘law’ works on the same levels, but in

Stare Decisis

By Dipti Khatri, UPES Dehradun Editor’s Note: Stare decisis is the policy of the court to stand by precedent. It literally means “to stand by decided

Rule of Law in India

By Mounica Kasturi, Symbiosis Law School, Pune “Editor’s Note: The principle of Rule of Law is indispensable to any legal and political system. It imbibes the


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