There has been concerted global lobbying for the abolition of capital punishment. This is evidenced by, among other things, the passage of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty and a similar move being made by other regional entities such as [...]

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The pandemic has created a jigsaw puzzle of fear, anxiety and uncertainty among the patients; however, the doctors during this havoc have tirelessly worked as frontline warriors saving millions of lives while putting theirs at risk. Since the pandemic began, over 1,500 doctors have selflessly sacrificed their lives only to find themselves standing at a [...]

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The debate surrounding the interpretation of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) gained significant push when the matter relating to the grant of bail to three activists by the Delhi High Court reached the apex court in appeal. Though the court did not interfere in the bail order, the bench expressed anguish over the adjudication [...]

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The Independent Expert Panel (IEP), formulated for articulating the definition of the term “ecocide”, proposed a definition to construct a cornerstone international crime of ecocide that demonstrates a significant belief in international criminal law’s regulatory prospects. However, the proposed definition lacks the necessary rationale, and the architects of the draft hardly offer legal practitioners any [...]

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Recently, a week after lodging a complaint of sexual assault on a mentally challenged woman, preparations were made to get her married to the accused. This was due to an illegal arbitration between the families at the office of the Uthangarai Deputy Superintendent of Police. The victim and her family insisted on a compromise marriage [...]

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The Union Territory (UT) of Lakshadweep is an archipelago of 36 islands off the Kerala coast; it is one of the smallest Union Territories of India, with a meagre population of around 65,000. The majority of the population follows Islam, but their religious practices are pretty unique and almost exclusively limited to the Union Territory. [...]

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For hundreds of years, India has been a refugee haven. It has provided asylum to Jews who have been persecuted around the world, as well as to thousands of Sri Lankan-Tamils who have fled their homeland owing to the army-LTTE conflict. Apart from them, India has taken in Tibetans, Afghans, and migrants from various other [...]

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While the entire world is in the grips of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 62 co-sponsor countries including India, South Africa, and Indonesia have recently given a revised draft proposal for waiving the Intellectual Property (“IP”) rights of COVID vaccines to the TRIPS Council of the World Trade Organisation (“WTO”), seeking a patent waiver for manufacturing [...]

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