Looting And Rape In Wartime: Law And Change In International Relations. By Tuba Inal, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013, 280 Pages, $75. (hereafter referred to as Looting) Redefining Rape: Sexual violence in the era of Suffrage and Segregation, By Estelle B. Freedman, Harvard University Press, 2013, Pages 387. (referred to as Redefining) Up Against A Wall: Rape Reform…

1 . 1,Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code: The Legacies and Modern Challenges of Criminal Law Reform  edited by Wing-Cheong Chan, Barry Wright and Stanley Yeo, Ashgate, 2011. (hereafter referred to as Codification in this review).  Book details available here. .  2.  MACAULAY: Pioneer of India’s Modernization by Zareer Masani, Random House India, 2012.Rs.450, Pages 269….

Our friend, Venkatesh Nayak has brought to light a disturbing fact regarding the Government’s move to amend the PIDPI Resolution, a predecessor to the Whistle Blower Protection Act, passed  (but not yet notified after the President’s assent) by Parliament.  He also brings to our notice some of the other recent developments missed by the media….

Guest Post by  Sujoy Chatterjee The media has recently been abuzz with speculation regarding the fate of incumbent Governors who were either former party members of the Indian National Congress (INC) or perceived to be close to the INC (See here). Change in political guard at the Centre manifesting itself through the previous regime’s appointee-Governors’…

Guest Bloggers: Shraddha Kulhari and Sujoy Chatterjee In the previous post, we had discussed the unique position occupied by the Lt. Governor of Delhi in our national capital’s governance structure. This post seeks to understand some of the facts and circumstances which could have persuaded the Lt. Governor to disagree with his CoM’s recommendation to…

Guest Bloggers:  Shraddha Kulhari and Sujoy Chatterjee Post the 2014 General Elections, there has been renewed interest in the political developments surrounding the Delhi Legislative Assembly, kept in suspended animation since mid-February 2014. However, irrespective of the political fortunes of the fifth Delhi Assembly, there are legal issues involved which require deliberation. We believe that…