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April 10, 2011

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Indian constitution clearly states that sovereignty of our country lies in the hands of people. On 12 Oct. 2005, this powerful statement regained its strength when Right To Information Act was enacted by the government.It mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information.The country seems to be divided in two phases after independence. First […]

April 9, 2011

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“Corruption debases democracy, undermines rule of law, distorts market, stifles economic growth and denies many, their rightful share of economic resources of life- saving aid” -Kofi Anan This famous quote by a famous personality needs to be given due consideration as our country is one of the most corrupt nation in list formulated by transparency […]

April 9, 2011

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INTRODUCTION In the American Declaration of Independence, it is said that “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.”  This notion of inalienable rights and their equal distribution has emerged in the early 16th century in the works of the social contractors- Hobbes Locke and Rousseau. John […]

April 9, 2011

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The southern Indian state of Kerala has passed a bill allowing compensation claims against soft drink giant Coca-Cola over alleged environmental damage caused by a bottling plant. The government has sought the President’s approval for the Bill. The tribunal would give its award by applying the polluter pays principle. The soft drink giant says it […]

April 8, 2011

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With a view to provide simplified liquidation opportunity to the non-operating and defunct companies for getting their names struck off from the records of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has again introduced the Easy Exit Scheme 2011 (EES 2011), on huge demands from the corporate sector, after the success of […]

April 8, 2011

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“Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law” -Sophocles Recently there has been a lot of furore regarding the Lokpal Bill 2010 which is to be proposed by the government to curb corruption which has hit the incumbent government big time. Social activists such as Anna Hazare, […]

April 8, 2011

Comments Off on International Environmental Standards for Transnational Corporations

“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” -Thomas Jefferson I. Introduction It is strange that an author of the American Declaration of Independence would ever speak of crushing […]

April 8, 2011

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“…if Nazi Germany had not invaded other countries but had simply sought to eliminate the entire Jewish population within its own territorial borders, this would not have constituted a violation of international law, as incredible as this now seems.” – Mark Gibney in his book “International Human Rights Law: Returning to Universal Principles” The territorial […]

April 8, 2011

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Read This!- Its an Emergency!

Who among us are not familiar with the Emergency declared by our former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi? When her election to the Lok Sabha was declared void by Justice Sinha, Justice Krishna Iyer gave a conditional stay to allowing her to remain a Member of Parliament, but disallowing her to take part in the proceedings […]

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