Category: Law

Public Trust Doctrine

Introduction The doctrine of public trust was developed by the ancient Roman empire. The doctrine primarily rests on the principle of certain natural resources like air, sea, waters being of prime importance to people and hence cannot be the subject of private ownership. They are natural gifts and thus should be freely available to everyone […]

The Monkey Selfie Case

The ‘monkey selfie’ has become an internet sensation ever since the pictures of smiling Naruto appeared on the internet nearly five years ago. Five years down the line, the topic remains sensational in the light of the legal battle fought between PETA and David Slater, the British photographer claiming copyright; thereby raising important questions relating […]

The Law regarding Reservations in International Law

Reservations in International Law are statements made by a country unilaterally, intending to either modify the legal effect of, or completely exclude a particular provision from the treaty, as regards the reserving country. They are usually a reflection of the reserving country’s concerns as regards the treaty, allowing it to be a member while at […]

Acid Attacks: Major Concerns and Solutions

Acid attacks, which involve a deliberate act of throwing a toxic substance on the body of a person, are becoming more and more frequent in India. These attacks that are mostly targeted at women, are an attempt to exert control over a woman’s body in a largely patriarchal society. According to a research by the […]

Transfer by Ostensible Owner

Transfer by Ostensible Owner – Section 41, Transfer of Property Act, 1882 “Where, with the consent, express or implied, of the persons interested in immovable property, a person is the ostensible owner of such property and transfers the same for consideration, the transfer shall not be voidable on the ground that the transferor was not authorized […]

September 10, 2016 Post Comment Law

Are the Transnational Corporations unstoppable human right violators?

The birth of globalization was followed by the emergence of the international actor -Transnational Corporations (TNCs) worldwide that established interwoven relationships with the society creating unapparent and unexpected consequences. TNCs are the mammoths of the modern globalized day with enormous international political and economical influence. The combined revenues and sales of a few top Transnational […]

Judge – Population Ratio in India: Facts and Figures

There have been Chief Justices in India who have given us rhetorical speeches and there are who have been silent but for the person holding the apex position to leap forward beyond the designated shackles of the aura of that office and to almost shed tears in front of the PM of India points out […]

Capital Markets in India: An Overview

In India, from securities to money and money to capital, the whole market is incomplete without Securities Exchange Board of India. It is an entity that governs all the sectors of the market. Capital market is basically, a market for raising huge amount of funds for a longer period of time, which is really risky. […]

Commercial Surrogacy in India

Tusshar Kapoor was all over the news last month for his decision to become a single father through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), a first in Bollywood. While some hailed him for his bold move, his decision also rekindled the age- old debate on commercial surrogacy in India. Commercial surrogacy is the practice whereby a woman […]

Third Party Doctrine: A Brief Introduction

Whether the rise of cloud computing has rendered the third party doctrine redundant and whether it calls for revisiting the age-old doctrine to decide its place in today’s digital space is a mod doctrine is a legal principle, enshrined in the Stored Communications Act (SCA) of the United States of America. It states that when […]

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