Ethics, Public Trust and The Medical Practice


Ethics is the set of moral principles that guide a person’s actions and behaviour. Medical ethics is that branch of ethics which scrutinizes clinical medicine practice and research. It is a set of guidelines which, a practitioner in cross roads may refer. It is often the deciding authority in most life and death cases. Another crucial concept in the medical arena is ‘patient trust’, which is in some way, a by-product of the standard of medical ethics. In this article, we shall take a look at what medical ethics is, why it is important, and the changing dynamics of medical ethics as a result of modernisation. The technological and scientific advancements in the current century have been a boon to millions of people. But, the medical professionals are faced with a new set of challenges and difficulties. The physicians increasingly feel the need to match the advancements with the moral dimensions. So often, they are faced with ethical and moral dilemmas. To add to this, ethical standards are very dynamic in nature. What was considered as ethical yesterday may not be so today, and what is unethical today might turn into an ethical practice tomorrow.

Authored by Gopalakrishnan R R, Sastra Deemed University

Criminalization of Cartel Offenses in India


The cartel offences have been a global problem slowing disrupting the economy of the world. The developing countries have been known to be more vulnerable than the developed countries. India, being a developing country has gone through its fair share of cartel offence cases. In India, cartel offences are merely civil offences and they do not come under criminal offences. The main topic of discussion is the criminalization of these offences acting as a greater deterrent effect than the offence being classified under administrative law. The severity of these offences also acts as a driving point to criminalize it. Cartel offences are criminal offences in various countries like the US while the UK classifies it as both civil and criminal offences, the stand of India will be addressed in this article. This article further emphasis on the reasons for criminalizing cartel offence in India and whether the criminalization will be a deter the course of this offence.

Authored by Keerthikah.A, School of Excellence, Mumbai University

Healthy Workplace Should be a Right & Not a Privilege


This article studies about “Global Program on Employment Injury Insurance (GEIP)”, following that this article include that what exactly the term employment means and what are the various duties of the employer towards their employee to make the environment of workplace healthy so that the work given by employer to employee should not feel like burden to them instead they will work much efficiently to benefit the company in larger. I will also state the right of the employee in workplace by the law and various act that was made by government for the benefit of the employee and what are the impacts of GEIP on the workers & at last I will refer a case related to it.

Authored by Shristi Singh, Amity University.

Inclusion Of Gaming Disorder In The International Classification of Disease


The World Health Organization classified Gaming Disorder as a mental illness caused due to excessive gaming. This inclusion has divided the opinions of people as the decision is both praised as well as condemned. In this article, we will study about this condition and determine the validity of the decision. The World Health Organization in their 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases added Gaming Disorder in the group of ‘Disorders due to addictive behaviours’. This inclusion ended up creating quite a controversy as many people criticized the decision. There was a clash of opinions all over the world. Digital and video games are immensely popular amongst the masses. In fact, to such an extent that it is estimated to be more profitable than the movie making business. Gone are the days when video games were a form of entertainment for just kids, with the amount of popularity it has garnered over the years, teens and adults equally divulge in it. However, it has been observed that people end up spending too much time playing these games. To say that people are not addicted to it would be an understatement, as some people have come forward to seek help in order to stop their gaming addiction, but naming it as a disorder and classifying it with the likes of gambling addiction is where the questions start arising.

Authored by Sharyu Rumde, School of Law, Mumbai University

Medical Termination of Pregnancy: A View From the Lens of Humanitarianism


Feminism has gained a global momentum. Various movements and legislations are helping place women and men in the same societal footing. Thanks to social media and the increasing open mindedness of the society, social taboos against women are being shed and the problems faced by them are brought to light more often than not. Termination of pregnancy is one such practice which is gaining a slow, yet gradual global recognition.

Authored by Gopalakrishnan, R R, SASTRA School of Law

Awareness For Illicit Companies that are Self-Titiled as “Shell Company”


This article studies about a gist of a shell company & provide a brief historical overview . Following that this article will have the main objective of a shell company , factors that are related to shell company , how it used for illegitimate as well as for legitimate purpose , laws that are violated by shell companies , steps taken by government for removal of shell companies , its impact on the society and country at large and at last I will be concluding my article by referring a case and inserting my views to it

Authored by Shrishti Singh, Amity University.

UN’s Torture Convention


Torture has been used as a tool to exploit minority people from time immemorial. During war or communal violence, torture has been prevalent in countries all around the world. Convention Against Torture is one of UN based treaty to eradicate torture from this world and to retain human rights. Torture is defined in Article 1 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment as any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. This piece will attempt to break down such complex definitions and provide an accurate legal insight into the aforementioned issue.

Authored by A. Keerthikah, School of Law, Mumbai University.

The Influence of Continuing Medical Education (CME) in Maintaining Competency of Healthcare Professionals


Healthcare professionals are considered by many to be akin to God. This field is developing very day to suit the needs of the patients hence the knowledge of medicine is never enough. Some doctors even say they further they are away from medical school they less knowledge they seem to have. This problem is solved by CME, which updates the medical professionals with knowledge of newer development in the medical field.

Authored by A. Keerthikah
School of Law, Mumbai University.

Beirut Blast and The Regulations Regarding The Operation of Ammonium Nitrate


The Beirut Explosion is one of the largest blasts the world has seen in recent times. The country of Lebanon has taken a massive hit, but the dreadful history behind the cause of explosion showcases the dark side of Lebanese government. The negligence shown by the government has ended up causing this disaster, a disaster which could have been easily prevented. This article focusses on the cause of the problem and highlights how necessary protocols were grossly violated.

Authored by Sharyu Rumde, School of Law, University of Mumbai.

Medical Negligence


This article analyses the concept of medical negligence, puts into words how acutely patient rights is considered, and suggests ways to strike a balance between due care and patient safety in order to neglect “negligence”. It also views medical negligence from the lens of COVID-19, and examines whether giving doctors immunity from negligence works best for the larger society.

“The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”

Authored by Gopalakrishnan R R, Sastra Deemed University.