Constitutional Law

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India’s tryst with Extra-judicial killings: The Flip side of fake encounters

Undertrial prisoners in Bhopal, four rape accused in Hyderabad and now Vikas Dubey. The trend of police encounters in India is on the rise.
In this post, the author highlights some important questions relating to extra-judicial killings and further analyse its flip side.

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Uttar Pradesh’s Cow Slaughter Ordinance: A Blatant Disregard of the Courts and the Constitution

Days back, Uttar Pradesh Government rolled out an ordinance which legalised publishing name and photo of a person accused of violation of Section 5 of UP Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act.
In this post, the author attempts to analyse the constitutional validity of this ordinance by pitching it against the threefold test prescribed in the Puttaswamy case.

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Should Canadian Law Matter to Indian Jurists? Advocating for More Substantial Legal Discussion Between the ‘Long Lost Siblings’

In this post, the author argues that in light of some broad similarities between Indian and Canadian legal systems, Indian and Canadian jurists and practitioners must commit to more extensive collaboration with each other not only for the benefit of the legal science, but also for the sake, to a greater extent, of the evolution of justice as a whole.

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Police Involvement in the Black Lives Matter Movement: The Need for Selective Allowance (Part-II)

In this two part editorial post, the authors present a compelling piece on the need for selective allowance for police officers to participate in protests in light of the recent “Black Lives Matter” movement .
In Part-II of the article, the authors study the origin and development of the “qualified immunity”doctrine. In doing so, the authors also highlight the subjectivity involved in the application of the doctrine and conclude with a way forward.

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Police Involvement in the Black Lives Matter Movement: The Need for Selective Allowance (Part-I)

In this two part editorial post, the authors present a compelling piece on the need for selective allowance for police officers to participate in protests in light of the recent “Black Lives Matter” movement .
The first part of this article takes into account the overlapping interests of policeman, and suggests the formation of a comprehensive new protocol to allow for the participation of these police officers.

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Anti-Mask Ban And Now The National Security Law: Are We Seeing The Potential ‘End Of Hong Kong’ Before 2047?

In this post, the author analyses the recent attempts by mainland China to subdue the autonomy of Hong Kong. The author argues that recent laws such as the National Security Act and the Anti-Mask Ban are nothing but an attempt by Mainland China to demolish the fundamental rights of of the citizens of Hong Kong.

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UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES PREVENTION (AMENDMENT) ACT: AN ATTACK ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION

In this post, the authors analyse the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act of 2019 from a constitutional perspective, arguing that Section 35 of the Act presents particular dangers to free speech under the Constitution.

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