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Law Commission for religion-wise amendments to address issues like ‘triple talaq’
Sep 07, 2018

Law Commission for religion-wise amendments to address issues like ‘triple talaq’

As per Islam, triple talaq (even as standard procedure) is most despicable, reprehensible act.

Law on food security: Time to focus on farm productivity
Feb 03, 2012

Law on food security: Time to focus on farm productivity

The proposed Food Security Act will cost the government around Rs 100,000 crore a year. Though it is big money, especially when the economy is on downslide, when lots of money were spent on events like the Commonwealth Games and industry given huge tax sops.

#Sedition Law: देशद्रोह क़ानून का कल, आज और कल….!
Jun 08, 2022

#Sedition Law: देशद्रोह क़ानून का कल, आज और कल….!

इससे कोई इनकार नहीं कर सकता कि देशद्रोह क़ानून का दुरुपय�

A flawed view
Mar 12, 2004

A flawed view

George Perkovich is of the view that India is not a major power today though it definitely enjoys a substantial measure of autonomy. The essence of his argument can be summarised as follows:

Aadhaar breach is serious, but bigger challenge is a data and privacy protection law
Jan 05, 2018

Aadhaar breach is serious, but bigger challenge is a data and privacy protection law

Shrill debates will tighten Aadhaar. But finally it would need to situate itself within a larger framework, as part of wider rights.

Anti-defection law: Time for a relook?
Jul 24, 2019

Anti-defection law: Time for a relook?

A precarious situation has developed resulting in a constitutional logjam in Karnataka. There is a need to have a relook at the Act.

As new Chinese law raises tension, Japan looks forward to growing Anglo-Japanese strategic interests in Indo-Pacific
Feb 17, 2021

As new Chinese law raises tension, Japan looks forward to growing Anglo-Japanese strategic interests in Indo-Pacific

Tokyo believes that the growing British interest in the Indo-Pacific will be a valuable factor in the realisation of the FOIP vision.

Ayodhya: Politics, law and tactics
Nov 09, 2019

Ayodhya: Politics, law and tactics

Ayodhya was never merely a title suit. It was a claim about dominance, restitution, identity and history.

Beyond the ‘Lethal’ in lethal autonomous weapons: Applications of LAWS in theatres of conflict for middle powers
Dec 21, 2018

Beyond the ‘Lethal’ in lethal autonomous weapons: Applications of LAWS in theatres of conflict for middle powers

Even as Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) promise to revolutionise the battlefield, very little analysis moves beyond the great powers to examine the interests that middle powers may have in these systems. Shaped by their own geostrategic contexts, demographic issues and geography challenges, countries like India, South Korea, Indonesia or the Philippines may find utility in LAWS for improving the efficiency of their forces, reducing both

Bihar’s bizarre case of a clash between judge, cops, and lawyers
Dec 16, 2021

Bihar’s bizarre case of a clash between judge, cops, and lawyers

Do the frequent clashes between the police and prosecutors reflect the growing decay from within?

CAR: Back to chaos and lawlessness
Jan 06, 2014

CAR: Back to chaos and lawlessness

Since France has said that it will not be continually involved in African intervention, the solution to security problems in Africa must come from the Africans themselves. The establishment of a pan-African force to react to crisis with support from Europe has been suggested by France.

Catalysing Progress Through Capacity-Building Initiatives: Learnings from India’s Pan-African e-Network Project in Ghana and Malawi
Nov 14, 2023

Catalysing Progress Through Capacity-Building Initiatives: Learnings from India’s Pan-African e-Network Project in Ghana and Malawi

Capacity building is a central feature of India’s outreach to Africa. Over the last seven decades, the Indian government has provided numerous scholarships to African students through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation scheme. India has also established several technical institutes throughout the continent. However, assessments of India’s capacity-building initiatives remain limited. Th

Catch (20)22: Resolving the decade-long deadlock around LAWS
Jan 03, 2023

Catch (20)22: Resolving the decade-long deadlock around LAWS

It is high time that the annual discussion around lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) delivers a legal or political framework for regulatory purp

Charting China’s approach to International Law
May 23, 2018

Charting China’s approach to International Law

With newer and emerging fields of international law, China is eager to participate in its formulation in order to help realise her vision for the glob

China resorts to lawfare: A new maritime policy
Nov 16, 2021

China resorts to lawfare: A new maritime policy

In another attempt to assert its dominance, China has issued new maritime laws in the South China Sea which could heighten tensions in the region.

China will have to hyphenate itself with the rule of law
Nov 29, 2017

China will have to hyphenate itself with the rule of law

The absence of the rule of law in China has been a constant refrain. Beijing benefits from free global markets without making the necessary changes wi

China's efforts to improve Rule of Law
Nov 05, 2014

China's efforts to improve Rule of Law

The Fourth Plenum of the CPCCC discussed at length a rather unusual theme -- the "Rule of Law", a sensitive topic. This has led to many speculations. Is China looking at a totally independent judiciary? What would be the red lines for the legal system? And what are the real motives for such a move?

China’s new border law: A concern for India
Nov 18, 2021

China’s new border law: A concern for India

Against the backdrop of Chinese aggression at the border, the new border law by China is setting off alarm bells in India

China’s State Responsibility for the Global Spread of COVID19: An International Law Perspective
May 23, 2023

China’s State Responsibility for the Global Spread of COVID19: An International Law Perspective

Three months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the health crisis has wreaked havoc on people’s lives and livelihoods across the globe. Can state responsibility be apportioned for the pandemic, under the current international legal system? What would the elements of such responsibility be? This brief explores the concept of “state responsibility” under public international law and exam

City heritage and flawed strategies
Mar 01, 2022

City heritage and flawed strategies

The heritage list needs to be curated keeping in mind the financial and administrative aspect of safeguarding such sites

Competition Law in the Digital Space: A Study of Exclusionary Conduct by Tech Conglomerates
Aug 14, 2023

Competition Law in the Digital Space: A Study of Exclusionary Conduct by Tech Conglomerates

The last few decades have witnessed a rise in the use and accumulation of data, often called ‘the oil of the 21st century’. Meanwhile, existing laws and regulations are inadequate in dealing with these changing data consumption patterns; this is true for India. Wrongdoings by tech companies can often go unpunished, including predatory pricing, abuse of dominance, and exclusionary conduct. This brief discusses India’s antitrust laws and regu

Corporate Funding of Elections: The Strengths and Flaws
Aug 23, 2023

Corporate Funding of Elections: The Strengths and Flaws

This Issue Brief seeks to outline the history of corporate funding in India, legislation governing corporate funding, institutional innovations in corporate funding like electoral trusts, and international experiences and their relevance in the Indian context. Given the increasing clamour for transparent and accountable corporate funding of political parties, the Brief also explores the perils of over-reliance on corporate funding.

Death for an academic: Pakistan’s blasphemy law again in global focus
Dec 27, 2019

Death for an academic: Pakistan’s blasphemy law again in global focus

The blasphemy law under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code is a prime example of savagery a modern nation could impose on its citizenry with leg

Decoding the new domicile law of Jammu and Kashmir
Jun 30, 2020

Decoding the new domicile law of Jammu and Kashmir

Examining the legal implications of the new domicile laws and what that may mean for the people of Jammu and Kashmir seems to indicate that negative p

Democracy in India: Is it ‘best fit’ or flawed?
Mar 05, 2019

Democracy in India: Is it ‘best fit’ or flawed?

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s democracy framework, by being blind to history and to context, is not doing itself any favours.

Demolition of Noida Towers: A zero-tolerance policy towards violation of laws
Sep 07, 2022

Demolition of Noida Towers: A zero-tolerance policy towards violation of laws

The recent demolition of the twin towers of Noida showcases that violation of urban laws in the real estate industry will no longer be tolerated.

Documentary ban: State using the law to hide the truth
Mar 13, 2015

Documentary ban: State using the law to hide the truth

Restricting the flow of information, either by stopping broadcasts or banning physical books, is today an analogue problem. Given the porous digital borders, the government would find it difficult to block the documentary.

Electoral demographic flaws may weaken realisation of SDGs in India
May 14, 2019

Electoral demographic flaws may weaken realisation of SDGs in India

If we want our federal governance structure to promote the SDGs, we must focus on the scale of geographical area of constituencies rather than only th

Executive Presidency: A flawed 'inheritance' that is not?
Nov 16, 2012

Executive Presidency: A flawed 'inheritance' that is not?

As anticipated, the much-touted and ill-prepared protest by the Bhiku movement and Sarath Fonseka's Democratic National Alliance (DNA), seeking to replace the Executive Presidency, has Sri Lanka ended in a whimper.

Facial recognition in law enforcement is the litmus test for India’s commitment to “Responsible AI for All”
Oct 17, 2021

Facial recognition in law enforcement is the litmus test for India’s commitment to “Responsible AI for All”

Responsible and ethical AI is premised on an infrastructure of trust; it is imperative that accountability and governance frameworks establish transpa

Flawed education system in Kashmir
Mar 20, 2023

Flawed education system in Kashmir

The declining education system needs to be tackled with targeted measures to economically and ideologically transform the Valley

Harmonising human rights with maritime law enforcement
Aug 31, 2016

Harmonising human rights with maritime law enforcement

A continued focus on training and development of a methodology that includes a realistic approach to human rights terms and principles is needed.

Harrying the Himalayas: China’s land borders law and its implications for Nepal and Bhutan
Dec 07, 2021

Harrying the Himalayas: China’s land borders law and its implications for Nepal and Bhutan

Both Nepal and Bhutan find themselves increasingly cornered by China’s new land border laws

Hong Kong’s National Security Law: Implications for India
Oct 08, 2020

Hong Kong’s National Security Law: Implications for India

China has enacted a National Security Law for the special administrative region of Hong Kong. The provisions of the law can be used to curb peaceful dissent and enhance Beijing’s control over the region. It has the potential to not only change Hong Kong’s legal and political autonomy, but also alter its status as a global financial centre. This paper offers an overview of the national security law and its implications for the ‘one country,