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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 […]

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 […]

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