The July 2015 version of the Bill had been criticised by The Wire for arbitrarily assigning wide-ranging discretionary powers and for not possessing the necessary privacy and data-security safeguards.
Noorjehan Safia Niaz of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, an intervenor in the Shayara Bano PIL before the Supreme Court, advances a mature and nuanced viewpoint in a vitiated political climate.
Instead of a new law, the law ministry has asked the Law Commission to recommend changes to the existing provisions in the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The commission has asked whether the existing personal laws and customary practices need codification and whether it would benefit people
The government should not delay the appointment of judges when there is such a huge pendency of cases, said Justice T.S. Thakur.
Pricked after being sued by foreign investors under different bilateral investment treaties (BIT), India has adopted a new model. But it could impact the ongoing India-US BIT negotiations.
The Law Commission’s recommendation that the death penalty be abolished for all offences except terror has been lauded, but the fact is that it has stepped back from its own conclusions about judicial arbitrariness
New Delhi: The Law Commission’s recent report recommending the abolition of the death penalty except for cases related to terror and ‘waging war’ ignores a critical fact – that to fight terror, it might be more practical to do away with the death penalty. The Law Commission was […]
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