Animals and the Law : An Important Conversation with Advocate Jaideep Verma, High Court of Gujarat

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Advocate Jaideep Verma is a practicing lawyer with a professional experience of over 30 years in the field of law.
He is passionate about Animal Welfare, and nature and is the Author of a fascinating book “Animals and the Law”. This book dwells deeper into the unique relationship between animals and the law.

In Conversation with Hon’ble Dr. Justice Kaushal Jayendra Thaker, Judge, High Court of Judicature at Allahabad

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Justice K.J. Thaker joined the Bar Council of Gujarat in the year 1987, he practiced in the High Court of Gujarat in Labour Matters, Service Matters, Constitutional Matters, Civil and Criminal Matters.
In February 1997, Justice Thaker was directly appointed as District Judge. He was appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Gujarat and took charge as such on 4 May 2013. He was transferred to Allahabad High Court on 11 April 2016. Over the course of his career as a Judge, he has delivered many important and progressive judgements.

Need to Reactivate Article 224A

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Evident idea behind the Article 224A was to appoint retired judges to the burdened courts, despite the provision for the same it hasn’t been utilized appropriately. Read more to find out thoughts on the same.

Eternal speech on the “Living Document” A reflection on Ambedkar’s last speech in the Constituent Assembly 

On the 25th of November, 1949, Babasaheb Ambedkar gave his last speech in the Constituent Assembly of India, being the Chairman of the Drafting Committee. The speech was delivered on the eve of one the greatest moments in modern democratic… Continue Reading →

L’Oréal v. The Registrar of Trademark

Facts The appellant “L’oréal” filed an application with the trademarks registry in Class 3 of the Trademarks Act, 1999 for the label “Pillow proof blowdry” which was used for its shampoos, gel, lotions, balm, wax, conditioners, powders etc. The said… Continue Reading →

Alumna Speaks…. Ms. Harshini Naidu

Harshini is a Technology Law and Data Protection enthusiast. In her final year she started working as part-time Privacy Research Analyst. She is a certified Data Privacy Officer. She currently is working as a In-House Counsel for a Fintech company in the UK.

Examining the efficacy of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985

NDPS Act prohibits the production, manufacture, possession, transportation, sale, purchase, consumption, and use of certain narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. The Act includes a list of prohibited drugs and substances, which includes cannabis, cocaine, heroin, LSD, and MDMA, among others. Violation of the Act can result in significant penalties, including imprisonment and fines.

Abortion Laws in the United States Post Roe v. Wade

Abortion rights in the U.S. have rolled back to their starting point following this unprecedented decision of the Supreme Court of the United States (herein referred to as “SCOTUS”). For a country like the US, which boasts about its progressiveness and values, this is a severe blow to its proclaimed notions of individual freedom and privacy.

Right to Protest v/s Public Inconvenience

Being the largest Democratic Republic, the Indian government has some duties towards its citizens, such as providing them with some fundamental rights which are vested in the constitution itself. When we talk about our fundamental rights, we refer to the right to protest and from these protests, inconvenience is caused to the public at large.

Role of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act In Curbing Terrorism

In India, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, of 1967 (UAPA) is considered major legislation in keeping terrorism under control. However, the Act has been criticised in many instances for its stringent and stern provisions. Where the objective of the Act was actually to free India from the shadows of terrorism, the provisions in reality tie down India to the arbitrary and oppressive acts of the executive. This article deals with analyzing the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, of 1967 and how the judiciary plays an important role in securing the country against the evils of the Act.

International Humanitarian Law: An Ongoing crisis?

Ancient civilizations, empires like the Byzantine Empire’s Code of Justinian, to religious books bear testimony to the fact that humanitarian law and laws of war exist to contain the ravages and tyranny of war. Perhaps the need to systematize was felt only during the Second World War when ghastly crimes against humanity were executed. To reiterate military necessities and simultaneously balance the concerns of humanity, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) was brought into force.

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