Dissecting the vires of the Supreme Court decision on the Office of Chief Justice being a Public Authority

The Bench On November 13, 2019, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court comprising the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi (as he then was), Justices N.V. Ramana, D.Y. Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, delivered the judgment on the applicability of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 on the office of … Continue reading Dissecting the vires of the Supreme Court decision on the Office of Chief Justice being a Public Authority

Pakistan: A State in the Army’s Shadow

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan, assumed office on November 29th, 2016. The COAS in Pakistan has a set term of three years. Accordingly, General Bajwa was set to retire on November 28, 2019.  On August 19th, the Pakistan PMO notified via a press release bearing official number PMO/3232/SPM/19 undersigned by … Continue reading Pakistan: A State in the Army’s Shadow

Human Rights Weekly Round-up| August | Week 2| 2019

A week after the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 was notified giving the Central Government power to designate an individual as "terrorist", a Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court praying that it be declared unconstitutional. Click to Read – Live Law New Home Office data reveals that a mere 1.5 percent … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| August | Week 2| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June| Week 4| 2019

After a six-week-long summer vacation, the Supreme Court of India reopens to hear many important and sensitive cases including Congress President Rahul Gandhi contempt case, Ayodhya Babri Masjid land dispute, and Rafale review petitions among others. Click to Read - Times Now Europe's top Human Rights organization, The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, decides to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June| Week 4| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | April| Week 1| 2019

Supreme Court reprimands the State of Assam for its submission that thousands of illegal immigrants declared as foreigners by its Foreigners Tribunals have absconded and merged with the general public and stops short of issuing non bailable warrant against the Chief Secretary, miffed by his absence in the court.   Click to Read – News 18 … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | April| Week 1| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | March |Week 4| 2019

Pinaki Chandra Ghose, former judge at the Indian Supreme Court and a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), appointed as the country’s first anti-corruption ombudsman alias chairman of the Lokpal. Click to Read- The Tribune   Radovan Karadzic, the former President of the Republic of Srpska, sentenced to life in prison at the appeals … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | March |Week 4| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | March | Week 2| 2019

Election Commission of India announces dates for Lok Sabha elections 2019, scheduled to be held in seven phases from April 11th to May 19th and results to be announced on May 23rd. Click to Read – Indian Express With the announcement of Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Model Code of Conduct comes into effect laying … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | March | Week 2| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round- up| Feb| Week 4| 2019

The Supreme Court to hear plea seeking protection of Human Rights of security force personnel who come under attack by mobs while performing their duties in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Click to Read – NDTV News On his two-day visit to India, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announces the release of … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round- up| Feb| Week 4| 2019