February 2024

Unravelling Venezuela’s Actions and Essequibo Referendum: A Socio-Legal Analysis, Unlawful Threat of Force

In this post, the author delves into the complex territorial dispute between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo region, rich in oil resources.
Despite international rulings and ongoing diplomatic efforts, Venezuela’s recent referendum and subsequent actions demonstrate a clear violation of the prohibition against the threat of force, as outlined in Article 2(4) of the UN Charter. The article underscores the importance of upholding international legal norms to prevent regional destabilization and emphasizes the necessity for peaceful dispute resolution mechanisms.

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A Stamp of Approval: Supreme Court Resolves Issues Concerning Validity of Unstamped Arbitration Agreements

In this post, the author presents a comprehensive overview of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Re: Interplay between Arbitration Agreements under the Arbitration And Conciliation Act, 1996 and the Indian Stamp Act, 1899.

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