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National Article Writing Competition on The Occasion of Constitution Day, 2021

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY CUSB was established under the Central Universities Act, 2009, with the motto, “Collective Reasoning”. The University has been conducting its academic and other activities in its campus which extends over 300 acres at Panchanpur (near Gaya town, Bihar – 824236). ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF LAW AND GOVERNANCE The School of Law andContinue reading “National Article Writing Competition on The Occasion of Constitution Day, 2021”

Corporate Frauds in India from 1992-2019

In this article Avantika Banerjee traces the history of the corporate frauds in India from 1992-2019. She also emphasizes on how these scams have shaped the corporate laws in India.

ISLR’s Updates on International Courts and Tribunals | November 2021

Criminalisation of Cartel Conduct: A Desirable Change?

“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” Adam Smith When competing business firms form organization, by way of collusion, to indulge in anti-competitive practices aimed at illicitly maximising their profits, then theyContinue reading “Criminalisation of Cartel Conduct: A Desirable Change?”

Understanding China’s Data Security Law

Advait Kandiyoor O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat Introduction The exponential growth in the value of data in our society has led to over 128 countries implementing some form of data protection legislation, in an attempt to regulate the usage of data and bring forth redressal mechanisms in the case of a breach. Although many ofContinue reading “Understanding China’s Data Security Law”

Surveying the Legal Landscape of Drones in India

Advait Kandiyoor O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat Introduction The concept of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones have been fascinating since its inception and has seen use across a multitude of industries. The primary connection made with regards to drones has been their military application in the form of UAVs or unmanned ariel vehicles, whoseContinue reading “Surveying the Legal Landscape of Drones in India”

Trade Secrets and IPR

Trade Secrets can be defined as any information which is not known to the general public but confers some economic benefit to its holder. India currently doesn’t have any legislation to protect trade secrets but, they have been protected by the courts in a number of cases. Probably the best example of a trade secretContinue reading “Trade Secrets and IPR”


Summary Over the years, healthcare professionals and human rights organizations have condemned the practice of Virginity Testing as it is harmful, invasive, unethical and violative of universally guaranteed human rights. Similarly, the changing socio-legal outlook has pushed for eliminating sexual violence against women in most countries and has highlighted the routine and frequent use ofContinue reading “TWO FINGER VIRGINITY TEST: UNETHICAL, UNSCIENTIFIC & INVASIVE “


After a long wait, a UN team led by a British attorney, Karim Khan acknowledged that‘Genocide’ was committed against the people of the Yazidi Community in 2014 by the armed terrorists of ISIL (Daesh). The pieces of evidence of the genocide were ‘clear and convincing’ to uphold the liability of the 1414 identified perpetrator.  In 2014, theContinue reading “GENOCIDE LAWS: THE UNPAVED PATH”

Saving the Life or Seizing the Rights: Texas “Heartbeat” Bill

There has been a lot of judicial jurisprudence, reminiscing on the right of bodily integrity and personhood of a person. The giant question that kept looming amidst the talks of abortion is whether a woman has a right to bodily integrity? If the answer is affirmative then up to what extent it is allowed andContinue reading “Saving the Life or Seizing the Rights: Texas “Heartbeat” Bill”


Internship Opportunity: Gorkela Law Office, New Delhi

Organisation Name: GORKELA LAW OFFICE Organisation Intro : At the Law Offices of Stipe and Belote, our goal is to help people who have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence or intentional misconduct. We understand that most people simply do not have the time or resource to go up against insurance companiesContinue reading “Internship Opportunity: Gorkela Law Office, New Delhi”

Inadmissible Evidence

– Tanishka Khokhar, Salwan Public School In simpler terms, evidence that cannot be considered or presented to the jury or the judge is defined as ‘inadmissible evidence’. Largely, the evidence must be relevant to the case to be considered admissible. As per the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “Admissibility and receivability are not clearly distinguished. ItContinue reading “Inadmissible Evidence”

Artificial Intelligence in Indian Legal Framework

Numerous law companies and legal departments have already used artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The remarkable advancements in legal AI technology have some attorneys fearful that their profession may soon succumb to Silicon Valley. Artificial intelligence and legal technology will not eliminate the legal profession. By improving precision and efficiency, technology will enable growth and production. AI algorithms that have been cleverly incorporated are already changing results in corporate compliance, due diligence, contract management, and electronic discovery. Artificial intelligence has been used successfully on a limited scale in a number of sectors recently, ranging from robotic concierges in hotels to automated entertainment and mobile phones.

Doctrine of Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor – derived from word ‘caveat’ (i.e. may he beware) + ‘emptor’ (i.e. buyer). It is a Latin term which means ‘‘let the buyer beware’’.  According to this rule, the buyer himself should be careful while purchasing the goods and he should himself ascertain those goods suit his purpose.


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Can International Justice Create Peace? Reflections on Kelsen’s Thoughts on International Law and the Judiciary

Title: Can International Justice Create Peace? Reflections on Kelsen’s Thoughts on International Law and the Judiciary Author: Dr. Thamil Ventham Ananthavinayagan is Teaching Associate at University of Nottingham. Prior to that he was a lecturer for international law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law at Griffith College Dublin. I. Hans Kelsen, an Austrian jurist bornContinue reading “Can International Justice Create Peace? Reflections on Kelsen’s Thoughts on International Law and the Judiciary”

Blog Series: Understanding Israel – Palestine Conflict and its Human Rights Implications

What is the Israel – Palestine Conflict? One of the most controversial and politically divided topics around the world is the Israel-Palestine conflict. Israel and Palestine have almost been in a century old conflict, fighting over the holy land of Jerusalem claiming it to be sacred to one group over the other. Therefore, it becomesContinue reading “Blog Series: Understanding Israel – Palestine Conflict and its Human Rights Implications”

Blog Series: Locating Customary International Law in the Constitutions Around the Globe

The central idea of this study is to locate the expression on ‘customary international law’ in the constitutions around the globe. Needless to say, there is no uniformity in the constitutions on the expression used to refer to the customary international law. Some of the expressions are so nuanced that they may not fit in any of the sources of international law referred to in Article 38 of the Statute of the ICJ.

The BCI is Mistaken in Proposing Three Years of Experience for Judicial Services

Before making three-year compulsory practice for judicial services, the BCI must look into the matter as to who will the have the luxury of spending three years at the bar and also preparing for the judicial services. The advocacy is a noble profession, it must not become a luxury profession.

The Securities Laws of India and The USA- A Critical Analysis

This blog deals with the analysis of the structure of the legal system developed by India and USA to alleviate the systemic problems in the securities laws. It also chalks out the differences between the implementation of the established legal mechanisms.

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