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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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Decoding Key Provisions of the Mediation Act 2023

India is the world’s largest democracy, with a population of over 140 crore. It is only natural to assume that the dispute resolution mechanism of the country would be speedy and cost effective. Yet, an overwhelming majority somehow still is stuck in litigation and court shackles.
This post talks about an alternative to the struggles of many, Mediation and Conciliation. The author starts off by establishing the contextual foundation of the Mediation Act 2023, with respect to cases pronounced by domestic courts and guidelines set by other international forums.
Then a deep look is taken into the key provisions of the Mediation Act to understand major problems that the act aims to cater and resolve along with its potential to engage the dispute resolution in India.

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Secured Creditor v. Government Dues: Unravelling the Judicial Stance in India

In this post, the author discusses the judicial stance in India regarding the priority of secured creditors’ claims versus government dues in the context of insolvency and bankruptcy cases. In doing so, the author also aims to highlight the importance of the IBC in resolving corporate insolvency issues and ensuring a fair and transparent distribution of assets among stakeholders.

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The Need for an ‘India-centric’ Artificial Intelligence (Development & Regulation) Bill

Introduction India’s swiftly evolving artificial intelligence (AI) landscape introduces a milieu of opportunities and challenges, necessitating a meticulous reassessment of the nation’s regulatory competence. The omnipresence of AI applications spanning various industries underscores the exigency for lucid, secure, and standardized regulations. The pervasive use of AI technology across diverse sectors accentuates apprehensions pertaining to transparency,

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Synchronising the interpretation of Article VII of the Outer Space Treaty and State Obligations with the growth of Private Players in Space

In this post, the author attempts to explore the divergent perspectives held by the United States, Europe, and India on the phrase “procures the launch” in defining a “launching State.” While the USA traditionally maintains a conservative stance, excluding non-state actors from liability, Europe and India have been more inclusive. The article advocates for the USA to reconsider its position, suggesting amendments to legislation that would acknowledge government involvement in private launches, even beyond its territorial jurisdiction. By embracing a broader definition of a ‘launching state’ and adopting joint and several liability, the USA can align its space regulations with international standards, fostering a balance between private space exploration and global responsibility.

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Capital of a State: The Question of Who Decides?

In this post, the author delves into the complex socio-legal issues surrounding the decision to have three capitals in Andhra Pradesh and critically examines through historical events, legal provisions, and judicial precedents, the constitutional power of state governments to change or decide the State Capital against Centre’s will.

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BNPL in India: A Convenient Solution with a Dark Side

In this post, the author addresses the exponential growth of India’s fintech sector, particularly highlighting the rise of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services driven by a lack of specific regulatory frameworks. They elucidate how while some companies offering BNPL are under NBFC regulations, there’s a need for tailored guidelines to oversee and protect consumers engaging in BNPL transactions. The article further discusses the burgeoning concerns in India’s BNPL market, advocating for a more encompassing regulatory approach to mitigate issues like transparency, fraud, and data protection, aiming to bolster consumer confidence and legitimacy in these services.

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Harnessing AI for Legislative Drafting: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Road Ahead

In this post, the author attempts to discover the potential of AI in reshaping legislative drafting and administration in India. Outdated laws, complex legal structures, and slow adaptation to technology present challenges. AI can streamline legislative research, predict legal outcomes, enhance transparency, and optimize policymaking. AI’s impact in legislative procedures is explored, including the use of AI tools and virtual parliaments. While AI offers efficiency, concerns about bias, accountability, and transparency must be addressed. The article highlights the need for a balanced approach to revolutionize the legislative landscape in India and build public trust in AI-generated legislation.

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