Category: Jurisprudence

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 matters”. The phrase “stare decisis” is itself an abbreviation of the Latin phrase “stare decisis et non quieta movere” which im plies “to stand by […]

‘The Old Man and the Sea’ and ‘Heart of Darkness’: Objective and Relation with Law

By Pravesh Aggarwal, RGNUL Editor’s Note: This paper discusses the novels ‘Heart of Darkness’ and ‘Old Man and the Sea’ and its relation with the law. In Heart of  Darkness, author Joseph Conrad discusses colonialism and imperialism in depth. The intersection between literature and law can be seen in the novel. The […]

Contribution Of Natural Law To Legal Thought

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editor’s Note: The concept of natural law has taken several forms. The idea began with the ancient Greeks’ conception of a universe governed in every particular by an eternal, immutable law and in their distinction between what is just by nature and just by convention. […]

The Corfu Channel Case

By Aarti Goyal, UILS, Chandigarh Editor’s Note: The general principles of International law are among the sources of national and International Law, which have long been recognized and applied in disputes. The Corfu Channel case addressed the question of civil liability of Albania, which had placed mines within its sovereign waters […]

Judicial Activism and Constitutional Challenges in India

By Prachi Agrawal, CNLU Patna Editor’s Note– Judicial Activism is not a result of general development of judicial procedure. It is an essential aspect of the dynamics, derivatives and independent findings of the courts. It is a specific judicial interest about the issues. Judicial Activism does not mean governance by […]

Pardoning Power of President: Recent Developments

By Saksham Dwivedi & Prachi Agrawal, CNLU ‘Editor’s Note: Since the period of Renaissance right to life and liberty has been held as the most basic and foundation of any individual. It is also the source of other rights because without it no other right can exist. Therefore our very […]

Can Rights Be Limited Under The Garb Of Religion?

By Archi Agrawal, HNLU Raipur Editor’s Note: Rights cannot be limited under the garb of religion. Article 44 of the Indian Constitution enshrines the directive principle that the state shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India. A civil code consists of […]

Bioinformatics And Intellectual Property Rights

By Sameekshya Naik, NLUO Editor’s Note: The possibility of the discovery of drugs and cures based on genetic studies that may have the potential to treat diseases hereto considered incurable, has meant an investment of huge amounts in research and development of bioinformatics tools of a more sophisticated, nature which would […]

Right To Information Act, 2005

By Shristi Todi, NEF Law College, Gauhati University Editor’s Note: The Right to Information Act was passed in 2005, and since then it has overwhelmingly proved to be boon for the masses of the general public. In a country where bureaucratic red tape often stretches to miles, an informed citizen can […]