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India & Global Decline in Democracies

India & Global Decline in Democracies

Law and Other Things is happy to announce that we are hosting an international blog symposium on India and Global Decline in Democracies as a part of our New Scholarship initiative.
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Letting Go: The End (of the Start)

Letting Go: The End (of the Start)

Prof. Ballakrishnen responds to the comments from Akshaya Kamalnath, Nida Kirmani and Hemangini Gupta on their book Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India’s Professional Elite.
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Killing A Constitution With A Thousand Cuts: A Response to the Symposium Blogs

Killing A Constitution With A Thousand Cuts: A Response to the Symposium Blogs

[Ed Note – We are hosting an international blog symposium on India and Global Decline in Democracies as a part of our New Scholarship initiative. We discussed Professor Tarunabh Khaitan’s article, which he introduced here. All responses to his...
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Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

In this post, Mariyam Mayam, legal reporter at LOAT, explains the new land law regime being put in place in Jammu and Kashmir
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Interview with Prof. Tarunabh Khaitan

Interview with Prof. Tarunabh Khaitan

Prof. Khaitan talks about the Junior Faculty Forum, his personal journey in academic writing and shares advice on how to improve writing! He also talks about the writing skills that undergraduate law students and early-career...
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Discussing Vol. 4 Issue 2 of the Indian Law Review

Discussing Vol. 4 Issue 2 of the Indian Law Review

This is the third part of our New Scholarship Series. In this series we discuss public law themed articles featured in the recently released Issue 2 of the 2020 Volume of India Law Review. This...
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Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the  FCRA 2020

Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the FCRA 2020

In this Explainer, our Legal Reporter Shravani, unpacks the substantive and procedural issues with the recent Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020. FCRA 2020 seeks to regulate foreign funding of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in order...
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Institutional Reform at the Supreme Court

Institutional Reform at the Supreme Court

[Ed Note: As part of our series marking 15 Years of Law and Other Things, we bring to you posts from our long-time contributors and supporters! In this post our Senior Editor Nick Robinson traces the...
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Circumvention of Federalism & The GNCTD (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Circumvention of Federalism & The GNCTD (Amendment) Bill, 2021

In this explainer piece, our Reporter, Shravani analyses the GNCTD (Amendment) Bill that makes substantial changes to Delhi’s unique federal structure. The new Amendment is studied using the principles of cooperative federalism to understand how...
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The #Me Too Judgement : M.J. Akbar vs Priya Ramani

The #Me Too Judgement : M.J. Akbar vs Priya Ramani

In India, one of the most high-profile cases to come out of the #MeToo movement against workplace sexual harassment perpetrated has finally seen its culmination. The Case involved Journalist Priya Ramani, as an accused after...
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Regulatory Framework for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Regulatory Framework for the COVID-19 Vaccine

In this explainer, our Reporter Shravani explains the regulatory framework for the development, approval and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in India. It explains the legal compliances required under the current regulatory regime while also...
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Labour Codes: The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020

Labour Codes: The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020

This post discusses the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, focusing on some of its key features as well the limitations and inconsistencies posed by it.
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Labour Codes: Code on Social Security, 2020

Labour Codes: Code on Social Security, 2020

Sahil discusses some crucial new changes introduced by the Code on Social Security, 2020 and its potential limitations in light of the recent release of the corresponding Code on Social Security (Central) Draft Rules, 2020...
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Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

In this post, Mariyam Mayam, legal reporter at LOAT, explains the new land law regime being put in place in Jammu and Kashmir
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Labour Codes: Industrial Relations Code 2020

Labour Codes: Industrial Relations Code 2020

The Government recently passed three labour codes - the Industrial Relations Code, 2020, the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, and the Code of Social Security, 2020 - in a bid to consolidate...
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Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the  FCRA 2020

Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the FCRA 2020

In this Explainer, our Legal Reporter Shravani, unpacks the substantive and procedural issues with the recent Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020. FCRA 2020 seeks to regulate foreign funding of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in order...
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Why we must talk about Preventive Detention

Why we must talk about Preventive Detention

India & Global Decline in Democracies

India & Global Decline in Democracies

Bringing up the Bodies: A Response to Abhinav Sekhri

Bringing up the Bodies: A Response to Abhinav Sekhri

Article 22 -Calling Time on Preventive Detention

Article 22 -Calling Time on Preventive Detention

Response to Prof. Saptarshi Mandal and Ms. Shruti Iyer

Response to Prof. Saptarshi Mandal and Ms. Shruti Iyer

Letting Go: The End (of the Start)

Letting Go: The End (of the Start)

Response to “Who are our Judges? Assessing the Information Disclosure Practice of Indian Supreme Court Judges”
Discussing Volume 9 of the Indian Journal of Constitutional Law
Who Are Our Judges? Assessing the Information Disclosure Practice of Indian Supreme Court Judges

Who Are Our Judges? Assessing the Information Disclosure Practice of Indian Supreme Court Judges

Feminists and Rape Law Reform: Wielding Power with Expertise?

Feminists and Rape Law Reform: Wielding Power with Expertise?

Discussing Vol. 4 Issue 1 of the Indian Law Review

By Dayaar Singla / August 7, 2020 / 0 Comments
As our readers might be aware, we have recently started the New Scholarship Section on our Blog, to promote new academic literature in the field of public law. As an added dimension to this, we have decided to invite discussants...

Arvind Elangovan’s Norms and Politics: Review by Vanya Vaidehi Bhargava

By Dr. Vanya Vaidehi Bhargava / July 6, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: As part of our blog round-table book discussion on Arvind Elangovan’s book Norms & Politics: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the Making of the Indian Constitution, 1935-50, this is the review by Vanya Vaidehi Bhargava. The introductory post and...

Constitutionalism without Sovereignty?

By Arudra Burra / July 20, 2021 / 1 Comment
[Ed Note: As part of our blog round-table book discussion on Arvind Elangovan’s book Norms & Politics: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the Making of the Indian Constitution, 1935-50, this is the last review in the series by Arudra Burra. The...

How Should We Historicize the Indian Constitution?

By Dr. Arvind Elangovan / July 29, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: In the conclusion to our blog round-table book discussion, Professor Arvind Elangovan writes a response to the reviews for Norms & Politics: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the Making of the Indian Constitution, 1935-50. The introduction by Prof....

Call for Papers: NALSAR Student Law Review [NSLR, Volume XVI]: Submit by August 31, 2021

By DGV Rithvik / July 6, 2021 / 0 Comments
The NALSAR Student Law Review (NSLR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming Volume XVI. NSLR is an annual, double-blind, student-edited, peer-reviewed law review that is the flagship publication of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India. It is indexed on...

No Democratic Protest If No Fair Trial

By Prof. Amita Dhanda / July 23, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we shall be discussing Prof. (Dr.) Upendra Baxi’s article titled “Human Rights in the Administration of Criminal Justice: The Concept of Fair Trial” published in the Annual Journal of the National Human Rights...

Summary – Human Rights in The Administration of Criminal Justice: The Concept of Fair Trial

By Sahil Aggarwal / July 15, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we shall be discussing Prof. (Dr.) Upendra Baxi’s article titled “Human Rights in the Administration of Criminal Justice: The Concept of Fair Trial”, published in the Annual Journal of the National Human Rights...

Arvind Elangovan’s Norms and Politics: Review by H. Kumarasingham

By Dr.H. Kumarasingham / July 13, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: As part of our blog round-table book discussion on Arvind Elangovan’s book Norms & Politics: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the Making of the Indian Constitution, 1935-50, this is the third review by H. Kumarasingham. The introductory post and...

Discussion on Dr. Upendra Baxi’s article ‘Human Rights in the Administration of Criminal Justice: The Concept of Fair Trial’

By Shanthan Reddy / July 15, 2021 / 0 Comments
As our readers might be aware, we have recently started the New Scholarship Section on our Blog, to promote new academic literature in the field of public law. As part of our New Scholarship Section on our blog, we have been...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Research Positions at CCG

By Shanthan Reddy / August 3, 2021 / 0 Comments
The National Law University Delhi (‘University’), through it’s Centre for Communication Governance (‘CCG’/’Centre’) is inviting applications for various research positions across both its teams on a (i) full time basis as a CCG researcher and/or managerial role, and (ii) part...

Education Rights Trust v. Government of Karnataka: Need to Prevent Legislature from Diluting the Spirit and Object of the RTE Act

By Kavya Arora / August 3, 2021 / 0 Comments
INTRODUCTION On July 14, 2021, the News Minute reported that admissions under the RTE Act in Karnataka have declined since 2019. One of the most prominent reasons suggested for this decline is Karnataka Government’s RTE Rule that a child cannot...