Student Commentary

The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020, (“Farm Act”) received Presidential assent on the 24th of September 2020. Challenging the Act, a Member of Parliament from the state of Kerala has filed a petition before the Supreme Court of India (“the Court”). Among others, the petitioner claims that [...]

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In October 2020, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees termed Europe’s methods of “push-back” as “disappointing and shameful”. However, the understanding of the term “push-back” has radically changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic grasping Europe and the world. While examining this debate, it is pivotal to review “Greece” and its legal framework in [...]

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“History owes an apology to the members of the LGBT+ community and their families for the delay in providing redressal for the ‘ignominy’ and ‘ostracism’ they have faced through the centuries,” said Indian Supreme Court Justice Indu Malhotra while decriminalizing homosexuality. It is clear that there are several discriminations against LGBT+ which exist. But, has [...]

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Terrorism, a grave danger to the life and property of the world at large, has been addressed by countries differently from time to time. States have the duty to protect its citizens from such “terrorist acts of violence”. However, measures aimed to respect this duty of protection must also comply with the obligations of States [...]

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India witnessed one of the largest exoduses of people since the partition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. India, due to its highly dense population, lack of medical facilities, lack of preparedness, and administrative capacity, has seen one of the worst effects of COVID-19. The Government of India, like other Governments, declared lockdowns to prevent loss [...]

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“All narrative of the past implies a selection. Memory is selective; complete memory is impossible.” – Elizabeth Jelin In September 2020, the Spanish Government introduced the “Democratic Memory Law” through its Democratic Memory Act (“The Act”), which is an extension of the Historical Memory Act of 2007 to honor the victims of General Francisco Franco’s [...]

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On 22nd June 2020, the Indian High Court of the State of Karnataka while granting anticipatory bail to a person accused of rape, observed that it is “unbecoming of an Indian woman” to “fall asleep” after rape and that it is not the way “our women(Indian women) react” when they are “ravished”. The latter part [...]

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