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Regulatory Implications of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021

[Ed Note: This article has been written by Rishika R, a fellow at the Regulatory Governance Project, NLSIU. The article has been co-edited & coordinated by Eeshan Sonak, Bhavisha Sharma & Anushri Bhuta from our...
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Regulatory Implications of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Reading List on Pegasus Controversy

This Reading List has been compiled by our Student Editors Pranjal and Shravani. We are grateful to our Senior Editor Chinmayi Arun for her inputs
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Reading List on Pegasus Controversy

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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India & Global Decline in Democracies

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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Letting Go: The End (of the Start)

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

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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Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

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 scholars should work on developing. He talks about the 5 key things to keep in mind while writing an academic article. We hope that our readers and listeners find this advice helpful!
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Interview with Prof. Tarunabh Khaitan

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 post will link all the responses to the Articles from this Issue of ILR
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Discussing Vol. 4 Issue 2 of the Indian Law Review

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 the Bill fails to achieve a federal balance in tandem with democratic values enshrined in the Constitution.
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Circumvention of Federalism & The GNCTD (Amendment) Bill, 2021

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 former Union minister MJ Akbar charged her with defamation. The Delhi trial Court judgment is a landmark one not only because it acquitted Ramani but made several progressive statements. In this post, we will go through the cause of action and the rationale of the Court which ultimately led it to make the observations which hold significant implications for the future of victims of sexual harassment in India
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The #Me Too Judgement : M.J. Akbar vs Priya Ramani

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 analysing recent developments as India gears up for the second phase of its vaccination drive. The article also looks at post-vaccination liability and the legal recourses available to recipients of the vaccine.
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Regulatory Framework for the COVID-19 Vaccine

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: The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 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 by the government. Essentially, the Code on Social Security, 2020 was introduced in an attempt to consolidate and simplify nine of the central social security regulations. However, it has attracted much attention of the stakeholders pursuant to the altered definitions, provisions and introduction of new governance bodies. Hence, it becomes imperative to reflect upon these responses and criticisms presented to this Code and the Rules.
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Labour Codes: Code on Social Security, 2020

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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Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

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 29 central labour legislations. We will be publishing explainers on each of these three labour codes in the coming days. In this post, our reporter, Chitranksha Kumari will look at the first of these Bills – The Industrial Relations Code.
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Labour Codes: Industrial Relations Code 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 to increase transparency and ensure accountability. However, the amendment creates challenges that hinder the proper functioning of NGOs, especially those at grassroots by over-regulating the sector.
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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...

Demands for Structural Changes in the Supreme Court of India: A Historical Overview (Part I)

By Raghuveer R. Sattigeri / October 18, 2021 / 1 Comment
[ Ed Note: This article has been written by Raghuveer R. Sattigeri. The article has been co-edited & coordinated by Mariyam Mayan, Gayatri Gupta & Anushri Bhuta from our Student Editorial Board. This is part 1 of a two-part series...

Regulating AI in India, of Outcomes and Processes.

By Amrita Vasudevan / October 15, 2021 / 0 Comments
The Economic Survey of India 2020-21 observed that India’s regulatory problems do not arise from the lack of standards or compliance but because of overregulation, due to the state’s need to prepare for every eventuality. Stakeholders in the tech-policy space in...

Jammu & Kashmir Internet Restrictions Cases: Response by Sumeysh Srivastava

By Sumeysh Srivastava / October 16, 2021 / 0 Comments
Ed Note: As part of our New Scholarship Section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to specific articles. This piece is a part of a series of posts discussing the public law themed research articles featured in Volume 9 of the Indian...

Demands for Structural Changes in the Supreme Court of India: A Historical Overview (Part 2)

By Raghuveer R. Sattigeri / October 18, 2021 / 0 Comments
[ Ed Note: This is part 2 of a two-part series on the history behind the demand for structural changes in the Supreme Court of India. Part 1 can be accessed here ] While the institutional division model has been adopted by...

Monthly Round-Up: August 2021

By Eeshan Sonak / October 16, 2021 / 0 Comments
In the month of August 2021 we welcomed new members to our LAOT Team. In addition to DGV Rithvik, we had Anushri Bhuta and Suhani Paruvelly join us as Technical Editors, and Natasha Singh and Yashaswini Santuka as Social Media...