On 27 March, 2019, India triumphantly tested indigenously built Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile and showcased her ‘earlier underestimated’ scientific competence with respect to space dominion. In spite of meticulous advancement and flourishing technical know-how of the unchartered outer space jurisdiction; too little is known about the laws guarding that very area. Preserving the natural resources abundantly found in outer space requires a channelized mechanism conjoined with targeted policy intervention and active juxtaposition of good governance principles.
Authored by Sanighdha, University Institute Of Legal Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
On 13th July 2020, Governor of Vermont i.e. Phill Scott gave green light to a new law bill. This bill mandates the police personnel to wear body cams on duty and forbids them to use chokeholds while arresting someone. This legislation prohibits the use of any maneuver on a person that applies pressure to the neck, throat, windpipe, or carotid artery that may prevent or hinder breathing, reduce intake of air, or impede the flow of blood or oxygen to the brain. The author will try to throw some light on the history of racism in the USA and will give his critique on such laws.
Authored by Shaurya Shukla, Chanakya National Law University, Patna.
In the ages of globalization with increasing cross-border transactions, international commercial arbitration has also boomed. Though it is efficient and time-saving compared to the traditional dispute resolution mechanisms the large costs attached to it cannot be ignored. Its solution comes in the form of “Third Party Funding”, “Third-party funding (hereinafter TPF) arises when a third party (the Funder) provides financial support to another party (the Funded Party) to pursue or defend an arbitration or related court or mediation proceedings. Such financial support is provided in exchange for an economic interest in any favorable award or outcome that may ensue.”It is achieved by means of third party contracts (hereinafter) “it is an agreement by a Party to dispute Resolution Proceedings with a TPF entity for the funding of all or portion of the costs of the proceedings in exchange for a share or other interest in the proceeds of the proceedings to which the party may become entitled”.
Authored by Ayush Garg & Mridul Pateriya, Gujarat National Law University.
The polluter pays principle has evolved as one of the guiding principles in Environmental Law. This principle has played a pivotal role in holding the polluter responsible for his environmental wrongdoings. Polluter pays principle in its literal interpretation means that the polluter will pay for the pollution or damage caused by his actions. This article gives a glimpse on the said principle.
Authored by Raashika Kapoor, Amity Law School (GGSIPU), Delhi
As the arena finds itself in transition from a unipolar, US-ruled system to a multipolar structure with several poles, there is a good sized assumption that international companies, or “global governance”, is essential for this transition and its aftermath to take region in a peaceful manner. Countless IR analysts therefore spend their days analysing methods to make global governance extra powerful. Many proposals emerge each year to reform the UN Security Council, to enlarge NATO, and to “democratize” the World Bank and the IMF, always assuming that powerful international governance will make the sector extra strong.
Authored by Nandini Tripathy, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.
There are many countries in the world which follows the Unitary One socialist republic.The Communist party is ruling as the Unitary party in countries such as China, Cuba, Vietnam etc. In many of these countries, fundamental rights of citizens were denied though the constitution guarantees the same. In China, as an effort to get the fundamental rights and democracy, a movement initiated by the young students in Beijing and gained momentum within no time. The culmination of this movement held at the TIANANMEN SQUARE. This article talks about the overview of the protest, the way the protest was carried on, how the government handled the situation, international nations reactions to the protest and finally concluded the democracy movement.
India is a diverse country with various culture and traditions. Its boundaries cover almost 15106.7 Square Km. and it is the seventh largest country in the world by area. Similarly, China covering approximately 9.6 million Square Km, is the world’s fourth largest country by area. These two countries are economically important countries in the world, and unfortunately they are frequently engaging in border dispute and an attempt has been made through this article to analyses the history of the border dispute, nature of the current dispute, violations of agreements if any, how the present trade-off is important for both the countries and suggestions available for resolving the same has been made.