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Environment

The Poisoned Arrow of Section 11, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and the Proposed Amendment

Abhay Raj For decades, animal welfare sabotage has been a major concern for India’s liberation and animal rights movement. Animal welfare sabotage can be seen as a politically motivated action and a well-enumerated strategy of the empowered activists. It is a collection of actions that collapsed the Indian animal welfare regime. Using the paradigm of […]

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Antitrust

An Imposition of its Kind: CCI’s Distaste for Amazon in its Deal with Future Group

Aayush Mishra & Aditi Dehal I. Introduction In an Order dated 28 November 2019, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) had assented to Amazon’s proposal to acquire 49 percent shares of Future Coupons Private Limited (FCPL). However, in what is now called a landmark imposition, the CCI has slapped a collective fine of INR 202 […]

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Arbitration

Scope of Section 11(6) for Appointment of Substitute Arbitrator: Difference of Opinion amongst Indian High Courts

Ramit Singh Introduction and Background The scheme of Section 11 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (‘the Act’) gives primacy to the parties to appoint an arbitrator of their choice by mutually deciding upon a procedure to do so. If the parties fail to mutually agree on the appointment of arbitrator, the court under […]

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Labour

An Insight into the Excesses of the Essential Defence Services Act, 2021

Namrata Jeph & Vrinda Nargas Introduction On June 15, 2021, the Government of India via an Office Memorandum approved the consolidation of the existing 41 units of the Ordnance Factory Board (“the OFB”) into 7 units of Defence Public Sector Undertaking. As an immediate fallout to this decision, the OFB Employees’ Federations and Associations, to […]

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International Law

US v/s Palestine: Revisiting the Conundrums of Statehood

Shivesh Saini On 28 September 2018, Palestine submitted an application wherein it sought to litigate the United States in ICJ over relocating its embassy in the disputed territory of Jerusalem. Basically, this move demonstrates the unequivocal acknowledgement of Israel’s claim on Jerusalem. Palestine argued that it is a breach of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic […]

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International Law

The Ceasefire or the “Peace” Fire?: Taliban’s Abrupt Takeover of Afghanistan from an International Legal Perspective

Maryam Jami Under the international legal system, peace or ceasefire agreements are usually concluded between hostile states or governments, in order to end a state of war. Nevertheless, these agreements are also being reached between governments and non-state groups, and are given internationally legally binding status as “internationalized” agreements. As such, in February 2020, the […]