Student Commentary

The 21st century has witnessed significant and progressive changes with regard to the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community, with various legislations and policies being enacted/repealed for the protection of queer persons, and the increasing acceptance of sexualities and sexual orientations, other than those that have been indoctrinated as ‘normal’. This has also helped [...]

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In late May of this year, the district court of Netherlands announced its judgment in Milieudefensie v. Royal Dutch Shell, which ordered the Royal Dutch Shell, a leading oil manufacturer, to reduce its carbon emissions by 45 percent (from its 2019 level) by 2030. This decision has been applauded by environmental activists who have called [...]

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According to the United Nations High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, Israel’s recent deadly air strikes, and the atrocities that the Palestinians had to endure due to the operations of Israel, may constitute war crimes under international law. While addressing a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on May 27, Michelle Bachelet voiced a [...]

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In its order dated March 22, 2021, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (“SAT”), as a huge precedent, significantly raised the threshold concerning unpublished price sensitive information (“UPSI”) in the WhatsApp leak case. Setting aside the previous penalizing three orders – 1, 2 and 3 of the Adjudicating Officer (“AO”) of the Securities Exchange Board of India [...]

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On 15 May 2021, SpaceX launched 52 satellites as part of its Starlink mega-constellation, less than a week after it had launched the previous batch with 60 satellites. When fully deployed in the Low Earth Orbit (“LEO”), this constellation would form a network of thousands of satellites providing affordable access to high-speed internet. Starlink faces [...]

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The media, which is regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy, has been in the spotlight ever since the pandemic started. However, there have been several allegations against the media for spreading fake news and inflammatory coverage, conducting media trials, and violating the right to privacy, honor, and reputation of individuals. This causes an infringement [...]

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Territorial jurisdiction of a court can be understood as the geographical bounds within which a court has the power to adjudicate. Article 12 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Statute) confers territorial jurisdiction on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in cases where “conduct in question” was committed on the territory of a [...]

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The second phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in India has highlighted the coronavirus’s unpredictability. It spares no one, from the rural to the urban, Hindu to Muslim. Although the virus is identity-blind, the central government’s plan of action engenders economic and social discrimination. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare declared in a press release that beginning from May [...]

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Recently, the High Court of Kerala, India, in Treasa Josfine vs. State of Kerala invalidated an employment notification that invited only male candidates to apply for the permanent post of Safety Officer. The judgement, which determined that women cannot be denied employment on account of the appointment involving work during night hours, is a significant [...]

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