Anti-Conversion Law, Religion, Victimology

­ANTI-CONVERSION LAW: HOW STATES DEAL WITH RELIGIOUS CONVERSION?

-By Renuka* and Arundhati Singh** “What is needed today is conversion from head to heart and not from one religion to another.” -SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR INTRODUCTION The 21st century would best be remembered for the revival of religion in politics across the globe with all its glory and technological advancements. It has become almost… Continue reading ­ANTI-CONVERSION LAW: HOW STATES DEAL WITH RELIGIOUS CONVERSION?

Articles, Mob Lynching

Mob Lynching and The Indian Law Regime

-By Vidhik Kumar* Introduction The rule of law is defeated every time a mob attempts to administer justice without a trial, and such incidences in India are being witnessed more frequently than ever. India has witnessed some grave incidences of mob lynching in past few years, such as of Palghar, Alwar, and Latehar, which has… Continue reading Mob Lynching and The Indian Law Regime

Articles, Criminal Jurisprudence

District Collector Alappuzha v. District Legal Service Authority Alappuzha :- Understanding The Interpretation of Remedial Statutes

-By Devarshi Mohan* & Raghav Bedi** Introduction Over the years, the criminal jurisprudence in India has seen a shift from its traditional accused centric approach to a more victim-oriented one. This change primarily ushered in due to the advent of the concept of victim compensation. The opinions of criminologists and reformers of criminal law have… Continue reading District Collector Alappuzha v. District Legal Service Authority Alappuzha :- Understanding The Interpretation of Remedial Statutes

Articles, Match-fixing

Criminalising Match-Fixing in India – Will It Be a Strong Enough Step for Solving the Current Menace? (Part 2)

-By Raja Reeshav Roy* & Aditya Anand** In the first part of our article, we saw the definition of Match Fixing and briefly analysed the relationship between Betting and Match-fixing. We also looked at Recent Developments concerning Match Fixing in India with respect to the legal intricacies associated with it. In this part, we will be… Continue reading Criminalising Match-Fixing in India – Will It Be a Strong Enough Step for Solving the Current Menace? (Part 2)

Articles, Match-fixing

Criminalizing Match-Fixing in India – Will it be a Strong Enough Step for Solving the Current Menace? (Part 1)

-By Raja Reeshav Roy* & Aditya Anand** “The biggest crime that I can commit is not a murder. It's actually match-fixing” ~M.S. Dhoni Growing up in India, we are pretty sure that we all must have watched cricket and are also very sure that all of us must have been acquainted with the word “Match Fixing”. Anyhow… Continue reading Criminalizing Match-Fixing in India – Will it be a Strong Enough Step for Solving the Current Menace? (Part 1)

Articles, Judicial Supremacy

Judicial Supremacy Cannot be Based on the Law of Kings in a Democracy

-By Hirday Virdi* & Ishani Mukherjee** “Let me say at once that we will never use this jurisdiction as a means to uphold our own dignity. That must rest on surer foundations. Nor will we use it to suppress those who speak against us. We do not fear criticism, nor do we resent it. For… Continue reading Judicial Supremacy Cannot be Based on the Law of Kings in a Democracy

Articles, Rape

Understanding the Development of Rape as an International Crime through the rise and fall of ad-Hoc tribunals.

-By Rituparna Chand* Introduction Rape has played an incidental role in exterminating certain races in wars since ancient times. Even though sexual violence offences against women had escalated during the ancient times, it was not until 1990s when serious steps in regards to the prosecution of sexual violence as International crime was initiated. Furthermore, with… Continue reading Understanding the Development of Rape as an International Crime through the rise and fall of ad-Hoc tribunals.

Articles, Corona Virus

Crime and Coronavirus

-By Vidhik Kumar* Introduction The global outbreak of the SARS Covid-19 virus has caused catastrophic damage to human civilization and its institutions. Initially, though the virus was ridiculed and ignored by several counties, it had caused great harm to the people, businesses, institutions, and jobs globally. Due to the virus around 1,000,000 people have lost… Continue reading Crime and Coronavirus

Articles

Reassessing The Legality Of Sting Operations In India

-By Nilavan S* and Abhijit Kashyap** Introduction  Sting operations are covert operations used to investigate people and catch them doing an illegal act. It is used both as part of as enforcement and investigative journalism. There is much debate on whether a sting operation can be legal, and if legal what are to be the… Continue reading Reassessing The Legality Of Sting Operations In India

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VALIDITY OF WARRANTLESS SEARCH AND SEIZURE: THE ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE DEBATE

-By Shouraseni Chakraborty* THE ‘NEED’ OF A WARRANT Section 93 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (the Code) entails the situations when search warrants can be issued. If the Court believes that the person to whom the summon or order under Section 91 has been addressed, will not adduce such document essential to the… Continue reading VALIDITY OF WARRANTLESS SEARCH AND SEIZURE: THE ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE DEBATE

Articles, Evidence

Fair Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence In India: A Pressing Need?

-By Akshay Bhandari* Introduction The right of fair trial is a universally recognized norm in human rights law. The concept of fair trial has been mentioned under Article 10 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 and Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. An obligation has been placed on the… Continue reading Fair Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence In India: A Pressing Need?

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Fair Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence In India: A Pressing Need?

-By Akshay Bhandari* Introduction The right of fair trial is a universally recognized norm in human rights law. The concept of fair trial has been mentioned under Article 10 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 and Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. An obligation has been placed on the… Continue reading Fair Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence In India: A Pressing Need?