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 […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Vaibhav Chaudhary and Deeksha Chaudhary

Comments Off on The New Consolidated Foreign Direct Investment Policy 2011: Whether Will Prove a Game Changer in Boosting Investor Confidence?

Every developing economy today is so called “FDI hungry”. Beyond all doubts FDI bears a direct relation with sound economy. Considering case of India specifically India in its march towards being a developed one, is in dire need of FDI to establish itself on economic footing. Like every other issue FDI too is governed by […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Swati Bala

Comments Off on SHE…HE…S/HE: Gender Neutrality with Emphasis on Rape Law

INTRODUCTION The neo-version of liberation, well-evident in every aspect of society keeps questioning the very roots of our intellect and psyche. Being liberal and democratic in theory is no vouching for the actual practice of it indeed. Occupied with a great deal of feminism, which constitutes a prominent issue in the contemporary world, owing to […]

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Comments Off on Westlaw India: The Trustworthy Source of Legal and Regulatory Materials

Westlaw.com is widely used by government, academic institutions and the judiciary in South Asia, Westlaw combines trustworthy legal and regulatory materials from renowned content providers such as Sweet & Maxwell, Indlaw.com, Thomson West, Lawbook Co and Carswell. Westlaw is a subscription-based service giving you access to Case Law, Legislation, Law Reviews, Treatises, and Directories organized […]

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Sagnik Chatterjee

Comments Off on The Law of the Special Zones of India

Certain legal provisions extended to the Special Economic Zones are exclusive and unique. For instance, Section 53 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 deems it to be a territory outside that of India. It is treated as a foreign tariff zone as opposed to a domestic tariff zone, which comprise of all the areas […]

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