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Case Comment: Gary Kremen v. Stephen Michael Cohen

The analysis of this judgment deals with the question as to whether a registrant of an internet domain name has an intangible property right in that domain name such that wrongful disposition of that property can constitute the tort of conversion?

Online Certificate Course on Banking Laws in India

Module -1 Introduction to Banking system *Over-view of RBI Act, 1934 *Over-view of Banking Regulation Act, 1934 Module -2 Introduction to Negotiable Instruments Act *Understanding Section 138 of NI Act,1881 *Drafting Notice and Petition of Cheque bounce case Module -3 Introduction to SARFAESI Act, 2002 *Learning the Fundamentals of SARFAESI Act *Notice and possession procedureContinue reading “Online Certificate Course on Banking Laws in India”

Lvb-Dbs Amalgamation: A Stratergy to Enhance ‘Phygital’ Presence of Foreign Banks In India

Avantika BanerjeeSchool of Law, Pondicherry University  Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited was an Indian private sector bank established in 1926 in Karur, Tamil Nadu. It is founded in 1926 by a group of seven businessmen in Karur under the leadership of VSN Ramalinga Chettiar. As of November 2020, the bank has 566 branches in 19 states and 1 union territory. On 27thContinue reading “Lvb-Dbs Amalgamation: A Stratergy to Enhance ‘Phygital’ Presence of Foreign Banks In India”

Education & Guidelines for LGBTQA+

LGBTQA rights have been a topic of discussion for a long time around the world and has gained a lot of importance in India recently. It was only in 2017, when people of the LGBT community were allowed to express their sexual orientation under the Right to Privacy under the Indian Constitution. The Right to Privacy was declared a fundamental right in the same year in the historic KS Puttaswamy versus Union of India (SC, 2017) case.

Impact of Indian pharma laws on the essential improvement of the drug development

It has been seen that understanding and modifying the polymorphism of an already existing drug creates a scope for the better functioning of that particular drug and plays a crucial role in drug development. The best exhibit of this phenomenon is the HIV drug Ritonavir. The original component used in this drug was less soluble, but the polymorphic form of this drug proved to be less bioavailable. Countries like America, Japan, and the EU Member states generally grant the patent to the pharmaceutical companies even the drug exhibits change in minimal qualities such as stability, solubility, hygroscopicity, etc.

Call for Paper: Blog Series on ‘The Colonial Trials’

We are delighted to invite legal practitioners, academicians and research scholars to contribute to our upcoming blog series on ‘The Colonial Trials.’ The series is intended to feature articles on cases such Mighell v Sultan of Johore (1894) Statham v Statham and the Gaekwad of Baroda Secretary of State of India in council v Kamachee Boye sahabaContinue reading “Call for Paper: Blog Series on ‘The Colonial Trials’”

Climate change, agriculture, and sustainable development

Climate change has always been a prevalent phenomenon. Ice Ages testify for the existence of cyclic climate change. These climatic variations have steered extreme weather conditions globally. Climate change has a drastic effect on agriculture through increasing temperatures, varying precipitation patterns, loss of diversity, etc. The pressing need for sustainable agricultural developments is being recognized and its foundations have been laid down in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Human body material trafficking or illegal organ trading

In 2016, a case of Sundar Singh Jadhav got viral because of he had disclosed about a famous kidney racket at Mumbai’s Hiranandani hospital. He had been the key witness to the trafficking happening there. His death in January 2019 made it to the news because no suicide note was found at his place but according to the police financial stress and domestic problems had been the reason behind his death

Time to deactivate and move on to more compliant pastures?

Closer home, the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (hereinafter “the Rules”) were notified which aim at regulating content on social media platforms by increasing accountability from intermediaries and companies by appointing nodal grievance officers, removing content swiftly and then some. These were framed under Section 87 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (hereinafter “the Act”) which empowers the Union Government to make subsidiary rules without Parliamentary assent.

Socio-Legal aspects and provisions for Live-in Relationship in India

‘Live-in Relationship’ as defined in Alok Kumar v. State: “Live-in relationship is a walk-in and walk-out relationship where neither any strings are attached, nor does it create any legal bond between the parties. It is a contract of living together which is renewed every day by the parties and can be terminated by either of the parties without the consent of the other party and one party can walk out at will at any time.”

Money laundering: A worry which needs to be vanquished

Today in this fast – moving world, where the world is witnessing rapid globalization and industrialization, a lot of illegally generated money whose source can’t be traced is generated for someone’s ulterior motive. To curb this, which can be detrimental to any country’s economy and development the governments across the globe have introduced Acts and Laws to limit the same. 

Highlights of the 43rd and 44th GST Council Meetings

To get familiar with the updates of recent meetings, let’s start with the highlights of the 43rd GST council meeting. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing mode on 28th May, 2021. Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Finance Ministers and senior officers of the Ministry of Finance of other states and union territories also participated in the meeting. The council made the undermentioned recommendations relating to GST rates. As a COVID-19 relief measure, medical oxygen, oxygen concentrators and other oxygen storage and transportation equipment, certain diagnostic markers test kits and COVID-19 vaccines, Amphotericin B, etc., have been recommended for full exemption from IGST, even if imported on payment basis up to 31 August 2021. To check if further relief in items for COVID-19 is realizable a Group of Minsters (GOM) was constituted. The GOM was asked to give its report by 8th June,2021.

Kelsen’s anatomization of United Nation

In order to analyse the working of the UN and point out its limitations, in 1950, Kelsen Published ‘The Law of United Nations’ in this book he analysed the different aspects of the functioning of the organs of the United Nations with a juristic approach. Kelsen applied positive jurisprudence of law while writing this book when he affirms that the book deals with the Law of the Organisation as it is and not with its desired role in International Law.
The book has thoroughly revised the entire working model of the UN on the premise of the UN Charter, according to its making and the ideas expressed in it. However, not all of those ideas hold water today as these bodies have defined their roles over the decades.

E-commerce and the anti-competitive practice conundrum

A similar issue came into light when Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh a group of small and medium business owners filed a complaint against Amazon India and flipkart alleging them to be engaged in anti- competitive practices like preferred selling and deep discounts. These practices damage the retail market of the small businesses.

The Ethical Dilemma of Abortion – Its Legality in India and Anti-Abortion Laws

Abortion laws and their enforcement have fluctuated through various eras. In many western countries during the 20th century, for example in 1929, the Infant Life Preservation Act was passed in the United Kingdom, which amended the law (Offences against the Person Act 1861 and South Africa allows abortion on demand under its Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act and these movements were successful in having abortion bans repealed. While abortion remains legal in most of the West, this legality is regularly challenged by anti-abortion groups.

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

I. Hans Kelsen, an Austrian jurist born into a family of Jewish faith, never wanted to become a legal academic. He rather wanted to become a physicist, mathematician or philosopher. But his decision to enter the legal profession was driven by practicability.[1] And yet: his eventual decision in favour of the law bestowed upon himContinue 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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