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Since childhood, watching happy ending Bollywood melodramas imbibes in everyone that marriage is a happily ever after kind of story. But in real life marriages may turn out to be most traumatized, tortured, abusive & mistreated relationship of one’s life. When husband gets abusive in a marriage it need not necessarily be limited to only […]

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The Vodafone’s tax saga made the legislature of our country realize that our tax laws are obsolete and insufficient to cater to the modern corporate environment. If you are wondering, what the issue all about, here’s a simple explanation: Capital Gain Tax Capital Gain Tax is the tax that one has to pay if he […]

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India was left astonished on the morning on 17th June. Newspapers, Everyone’s Facebook status, BBM status and tweets were about a certain high court’s judgment stating if you have pre-marital sex with a person, you will be considered married to them. People suddenly found it extremely funny to ask others how many times have they been […]

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1. Understanding Piracy in the International Context Laymen often confuse the word ‘piracy’ with the usual ‘copyright infringements’ in the contemporary lexicon but International Law accords a much weighty meaning to the term. United Nations Convention on the Law of Seas, 1982, which saw codification of different sets of customary international law principles, has 164 […]

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Kanchan, a domestic worker works from 9a.m to 7 p.m in several houses for an income of 1000/per month/per house, has two daughters one married who is not even 18 and other of 15 years engaged with her to add fraction more income to feed the mouths of her other two young boys and also […]

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Speech is God’s gift to mankind. Through speech a human being conveys his thoughts, sentiments and feeling to others. Freedom of speech and expression is thus a natural right, which a human being acquires on birth. It is, therefore, a basic right. “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; the right includes […]

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Comments Off on Italian Marines v. Government of India: What does the law say?

The Enrica Lexie incident that occurred in February last year, brought to light various law points which left the international jurists pondering. Here’s a simple explanation of the case as it stands now. What happened? On February 15, 2012, two Italian marines on board oil tanker Enrica Lexie flying the Italian flag shot dead two […]

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(This article deals with United Kingdom Legislation-Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishing of Offenders Act, 2012. It is intended for our readers in United Kingdom) On the 1st April 2013 the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishing of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into effect and implemented wide spread changes across the civil litigation, and specifically, the […]

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“Violence against women is an everyday reality, act now, always and forever before it’s too late”. -Anonymous Domestic violence is one of the crimes against women which is linked to their disadvantageous position in Indian society. Domestic Violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused or denied. Understanding Domestic […]

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