Student Commentary

© Eduardo Citrinblum

“In the field of law and public interest, there are stars, there are superstars, and then there’s Harry Pregerson.” When you hear the term “judicial activism,” what comes to mind? Do you imagine judges legislating from the bench? Going beyond their constitutional power to interpret the law by considering the broader societal implications of their [...]

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The emergence of E-Commerce has made ground-breaking changes around the world. With the passage of time, individuals have the alternative of online platforms at their disposal for procuring myriad articles. A similar convenience is being experienced regarding medicines with the advent of E-Pharmacy. E-Pharmacies are virtual platforms that take an order of medicines over the [...]

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The armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia which was over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh had developed quite an interesting twist with Turkey projecting itself as a ‘big’ brother of Azerbaijan and throwing its weight behind Baku and sending Syrian mercenaries to fight in the conflict. Ankara’s involvement in the conflict of the Caucasus is [...]

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In the judgment declared on 18th January 2021, the Bombay High Court, India has elaborated the position of media trials in India, declaring the judicial point of view. The court viewed the effects and consequences of media trials in the administration of justice, a quintessential factor of modern democracies. The judgment pronounced by Chief Justice [...]

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The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance, 2020 (“the Ordinance”) popularly known as the law on ‘Love Jihad’, was approved by the state cabinet on 24 November 2020 and received the assent of the Governor of Uttar Pradesh (“UP”) on 28 November 2020 making it enforceable. Section 3 of the ordinance states that [...]

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(c) Deepika Nandagudi Srinivasa

On leafing through Indian Family Law readings in law school, one can’t help but feel disgruntled with the ubiquity of sexism making its way into legislative enactments. The difference in the minimum marriage age for men and women in India is a testimony to that fact. Currently, several personal laws prescribe ages 18 and 21 [...]

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The Teitiota family from a little-known Pacific island didn’t intend to become a catalyst for expanding the concept of asylum—but they became one anyway.  In 2015, New Zealand denied the family’s asylum claim and deported them, despite the parents’ plea that their three children’s health and well-being were at risk amid crop failure, withering coconut [...]

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Recently, Kavya Solanki of Gujarat, India has become the first-ever “Saviour Sibling” of India. She was conceived in order to provide bone marrow for her elder sibling, Abhijeet Solanki, suffering from the life-threatening disease Thalassemia. Saviour children are the children created through the Assisted Reproductive Techniques so that they are genetically compatible with the other sibling [...]

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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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