Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Aniket Pandey

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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 […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Neha Tilak Ratakonda

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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 […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Abhijit Anand

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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 […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Rajat Dosi

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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 […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Prasang Shukla

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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, […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Karan Singh

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“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 […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Karan Singh

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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 […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Vikrant Shetty

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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 […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Vikrant Shetty

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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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