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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...

India & Global Decline in Democracies

By DGV Rithvik / June 5, 2021 / 1 Comment
Over the last few months, Law and Other Things has had the opportunity to host 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...

Bringing up the Bodies: A Response to Abhinav Sekhri

By Shrimoyee Ghosh / June 1, 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 Tejpal Verdict: Exposing Public Secrets of Rape and Sexual Harassment Law – Part I

By Megha Mehta / June 9, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: This is a two-part series on the analysis of the Tarun Tejpal judgment. Part 2 can be accessed here.]  On May 21, 2021, the Addnl. Sessions Judge at Mapusa acquitted former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal of charges of...

Article 22 -Calling Time on Preventive Detention

By Chitranksha Kumari / May 25, 2021 / 0 Comments
Ed Note: As part of our New Scholarship Section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to specific articles. This is part of a series of posts discussing the public law themed research articles featured in Volume 9 of the Indian Journal of...

Feminist questions in Danish Khan v. State (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) – Part I

By Shardha Rajam / May 16, 2021 / 0 Comments
On 5th January 2021, in Danish Khan v. State (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) (‘Danish Khan’), the Delhi High Court granted anticipatory bail to the Applicant, who was accused of raping a woman belonging to a Scheduled Caste. Beyond the...

Why we must talk about Preventive Detention

By Abhinav Sekhri / June 6, 2021 / 0 Comments
Ed Note: Continuing our discussion on IJCL Volume 9, in this piece Abhinav Sekhri responds to Shrimoyee Ghosh's critique of his Article on Preventive Detention. Read Shrimoyee's Response Post here in which she suggests that despite its erudition, Sekhri's piece...

Analysing The State of Emergency in Myanmar: A Constitutional Perspective

By Sourav Paul / May 17, 2021 / 0 Comments
“By general law, life and limb must be protected, yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life; but life is never wisely given to save a limb.” -Abraham Lincoln Introduction On February 1, 2021, the armed forces...
Board which says Privacy Please

Testing CCTNS on the anvil of Puttaswamy’s triple test for privacy

By Karishma Maria / June 7, 2021 / 0 Comments
The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (“CCTNS”) was conceptualized by the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2009 as “an effort to modernize the police force”. Set up under the National Crime Records Bureau, CCTNS looks to digitize and...

Feminist questions in Danish Khan v. State (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) – Part 2

By Shardha Rajam / May 23, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: This is Part II of the post on Danish Khan v. State. Part I can be accessed here.] I ended my earlier post questioning the order of the High Court in Danish Khan, granting anticipatory bail. In this...

Examining Admissibility of Evidence when Framing Charges

By Vaishnavi Prasad / June 3, 2021 / 0 Comments
When a Magistrate is presented with a charge sheet by the police, the next step would be to frame charges against the accused under Section 228 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (“CrPC”). Charges being framed are a prerequisite...