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
Corporate Fraud has always been side-lined by our society as the impact of it, is not understood by many. The media has always given more attention to blue-collar crimes as they hold the attention of people more than white collar crimes. Most of the people believe fraud to be a part of business and don’t realise the consequences which will affect them. Being unaware about such topics makes a person vulnerable to these crimes as unlike other crimes, corporate fraud can affect any number of people. The social and economic effects of Corporate Fraud is immeasurable as the number of people affected is enormous. Fraud has been present in our world since time immemorial, even with proper laws corporate fraud has not shown any intention of slowing down. It has quickly spread its wings aggressively affecting our global economy. The influential people are mostly behind these frauds which makes it difficult to detect it or find any evidence relating to it. Hence there is often no conviction in these cases. The prevention of these frauds in the earlier stages is of utmost importance to make sure the company is safe from fraudulent activity. Corporate Fraud is a very serious issue and it should be treated as such before it becomes a norm for employees or executives to participate in unethical ways to gain more money. Some of the cases of Corporate Fraud such as Enron scandal or the Saradha group scam are good examples to understand the seriousness of this crime. This article briefly explains the effect of corporate fraud in our world economy with the help of some well-known corporate frauds which have previously done some serious damage to the respective country’s economy which in turn affected the economy globally.
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
This article studies about “ Flag of Convenience and its repercussion on seafarers”, following that this article will include brief introduction with historical view of it , how its convenience are very much inconvenience for labor or common people and for welfare of state . Its impact on seafarer and what are the laws for the preventions, proponent and consequences of the process with a clear conclusion .
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
Product Liability is an emerging law which deals with protecting the rights of consumers. Many times, manufacturers or suppliers sell a defective product which ends up harming a consumer, this field of law makes sure that such harm caused doesn’t go unnoticed and a consumer is compensated for the loss caused to him. Under this law, the sellers are held liable for providing such faulty products/services. This article focuses on the global perspective of product liability by studying the laws enacted by different countries and their applicability to the affected parties.
Authored by Sharyu Rumde, School of Law, University of Mumbai.
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.
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.
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.