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India’s Response to Maritime Piracy – The Piracy Bill, 2012

June 22, 2013

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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 […]

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

May 11, 2013

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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 […]

IHL: Humanitarian Considerations Over Military Activities

September 30, 2011

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IHL: Humanitarian Considerations Over Military Activities

 “Health care is a human right, not a privilege. If you don’t believe this now, you might change your mind if and when you find yourself in need of life- saving care in a hospital emergency room.” – Ruth Rosen Introduction ‘The wounded and sick shall be cared for and protected by the party to […]

Not the Pirates of Caribbean …but the Pirates of Somalia

June 16, 2011

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Not the Pirates of Caribbean …but the Pirates of Somalia

The word ‘Pirate’ is one of those few words which has the potential to immediately trigger off a range of vivid and graphic memories in anyone’s mind. From angry waves crashing against sea shores to lucrative treasure chests to be hunted down by notoriously armed bandits, the glamorization of the idea has captured the fancy […]

International Law and Treaties – and How we Treat them

April 8, 2011

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International Law and Treaties – and How we Treat them

India’s legal position in respect of international law is a complicated concept and one which our legislature does not elaborate upon. This, may in one way be a boon as it gives the courts of law the benefit of doubt, however it usually leads to conflict of opinions between various courts and judges. Article 51 […]

Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union

February 21, 2011

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Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union

“We learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.” -Friedrich Hegel Introduction History has proved at times that numerous empires and civilizations have been eradicated from the world map and today there remains can only be found in the texts and sculptures which are being discovered in the excavations at various sites […]

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