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You’ve Got TeLawgram: 2020 Roundup

2020 was a tough year for all of us. Regardless, the world has marched on. Countless changes have been wrought worldwide, in all spheres, including law. In furtherance of our goal of providing our readers with updates, we have collected the largest updates over the past year, in India, and have presented them with a curated reading list for your perusal.
Happy Reading!

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Arbitration

Enforcement of Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitral Awards in India: A Quandary

Akash Gupta & Ashutosh Choudhary Introduction Investment Arbitration involves Bilateral Investment Treaties (‘BITs’), signed between two countries, where ‘investment protection’ is guaranteed with respect to investments of the investors in contracting states from other contracting states. In case of infringement of any of the standards of protection under the BIT, guaranteeing investment protection, the investors […]

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20.11.20 – 27.11.20

Hello, this past week has seen several developments ranging from the Madras High Court passing an interim order against sexual advertisements to the EU Court of Justice finding fleeing military draft as a ground for granting asylum. Happy Reading!

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13.11.20 – 19.11.20

Hello, this past week has seen several developments ranging from the Tamil Nadu Government considering regulating online gambling to the Asia Pacific states entering into a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Happy Reading!

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International Law

Hong Kong’s Dwindling Identities and Liberties

Neeraja Rajesh From the Star Ferry Riots (1966) to the Anti- Extradition Bill Protests (2019), the city-state of Hong Kong is no stranger to the fight against arbitrariness and the concomitant sacrifices demanded by a thirst to retain its identity. Impediments to basic freedoms have plagued the region incessantly, ultimately culminating in the ‘Law of […]

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06.11.20 – 13.11.20

Hello, this past week has seen several developments ranging from the Supreme Court halting the enforcement of the Antrix Arbitral Award to the President of Kosovo being indicted on war crimes. Happy Reading!

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30.10.20-05.11.20

Hello! This past week has seen several developments ranging from the National Green Tribunal issuing a notice to 18 States and UTs to ban the use of firecrackers to New Zealand legalizing euthanasia for terminally ill patients. Happy reading!

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Constitutional Law Policy

Analysing Online Fantasy Sports Gaming in India

Sarthak Bhardwaj On 18th September, 2020, Paytm was temporarily removed from Google Playstore. Google alleged that Paytm flouted its gambling policies. In an official blog post, Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Android Security and Privacy, wrote, how they “don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting.” This incident brings into […]

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24.10.20 – 30.10.20

Hello! This past week has seen several developments ranging from the Supreme Court ruling that officers involved in NDPS cases cannot give admissible confessional statements to the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons being ratified to enter into force. Happy reading!

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Coronavirus International Law

Revisiting Humanity in the Wake of the Pandemic: A Saga of the Climate Induced Displacement

Kavya Mathur & Varsha Raman Climate change, a notable driver of displacement, has the potential to displace about 140 million people by 2050. Even though climate change continues to shatter lives and livelihoods across the globe, States and the international community in general are seemingly inattentive to its effects. This crisis demands action, as the […]