The fact that three vacancies – at the ICJ, ITLOS and the Continental Shelf Commission – have arisen at the same time makes the diplomatic task more complex
The matter resurfaced after a news report of a voice recording of the minister in which he was found condoning the violence.
The new law has missed the opportunity to recognise the rights of students with disabilities to reasonable test-taking environments.
Naveen Jindal and others have been summoned to a special CBI court on September 4 for alleged cheating and criminal conspiracy in a coal scam case.
Hopefully the Jadhav matter will encourage Indian policy makers to take international law and its obligations and institutions more seriously, rather than as an encumbrance or distraction.
Special CBI judge Bharat Parasher sentenced former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and two senior government officials for two-year imprisonment in the case.
Although it seems that single people have finally arrived, they still don’t enjoy the legal benefits that are granted to married people.
In conversation with Abdul Wahid Shaikh who was incarcerated for nine years on false charges for the Jully 11, 2006 Mumbai train blasts. He has recently been acquitted.
After Winning Provisional Battle in Jadhav’s Case at the ICJ, India Must Now Settle in for Long Haul
At this stage, it would probably be in India’s interest to stretch the ICJ case as long as possible, as this would at least ensure that Jadhav is not executed by Pakistan pending a final judgment.
If anything, Pakistan’s lawyers made it clear through their points that there is indeed a dispute between the parties over the interpretation and application of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
While making judgments, courts are supposed to go beyond the crime committed to gather a holistic picture of the accused’s life. But the lack of training and resources makes this difficult to practice.
Ahok is only one among many people in Indonesia who have been jailed under the country’s controversial blasphemy law.
Special teams also raided the premises of Chidambaram and INX’s Indrani and Peter Mukherjea over irregularities in manner in which FDI approval was granted.
The AIMPLB believes the Quran sanctions wife beating but is willing to let that ‘right’ be trumped by secular law. So why is it insisting on the sanctity of patriarchal practices that are not Islamic?
The apex court appeared concerned regarding the options that would be left to a Muslim man if all forms of talaq were struck down.
Arguments centred on question of urgency, and the status of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
A large part of Ram Jethmalani’s cross examination of Jaitley focused on alleged misappropriation of funds during his time at the DDCA.
The case has been transferred bearing in mind the aggrieved family’s assertions that Alwar’s police is too close to the city’s political establishment to deliver justice to the family.
The case of Luis Muiña, a civilian in prison for his participation in kidnappings and torture in 1976, sparked the massive protest demonstrations in Argentina over the past week.
The UK’s Crown Prosecution Services will be arguing on behalf of the Indian authorities when Mallya’s extradition is heard in London on June 13.
Justice Siddharth Mridul held that there was adequate material on record which justifies framing of charges against the Ansals and others.
The Centre has made it mandatory for citizens to have an Aadhaar card to access schemes like LPG subsidy, Jan Dhan and the Public Distribution System.
While the final decision over legalising sports betting is a policy decision, there are more than enough precedents for the Supreme Court to take a stand on the issue.
The apex court said each side will be given two days to present their arguments.
The Supreme Court Order Sentencing Justice Karnan to Six Months’ Imprisonment Sets A Wrong Precedent
The court has also overstepped its authority by ordering a gag on media coverage of Karnan’s statements without giving the media a chance to put forward its objections.
Aadhaar and its many connotations have grown to be among the most burning issues on the Indian fore today, that every citizen aware of their rights should be taking note of.
Fifty-four people went on trial in Nigeria on alleged charges that they were celebrating a gay wedding, which is outlawed in the country.
Justice C.S. Karnan is the first high court judge to have been found guilty of contempt of court.
Mallya transferred $40 million to his children’s accounts in violation of court orders.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
The state needs to invest in human services to better support the children who come forward with complaints of sexual abuse.
The Gujarat 2002 survivor thanked the high court for its order – possibly the first time that police complicity in communal violence has been clearly acknowledged and punished by the judiciary.
In a blow to Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Supreme Court today overruled the Jharkhand high court order which had dropped the conspiracy charges against him.
Due to its negligent drafting, the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act is unlikely to benefit the workers in the unorganised sector.
The Calcutta high court allowed the organisation to hold a workshop on how they can create genetically-superior babies, but said no treatment can be administered at the event.
A former chief justice of the Himachal high court, she criticised the Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise homosexuality.
The lynching of 25-year-old student Mashal Khan, another example of abuse of the country’s blasphemy law, is being seen as an opportunity to revive the debate on revising the law.
Laws cannot keep pace with technological advances – but that may not be a bad thing.
“Justice demands that the courts should impose punishments befitting the crime so that it reflects public abhorrence of the crime. Crimes like the one before us cannot be looked with magnanimity.”
The bottom line is that the government has not been able to rebut the petitioners’ claim that insisting income tax assessees acquire Aadhaar numbers is inconsistent with the Aadhaar Act, which aims at voluntariness.