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Public Policy is simply what a government does or does not about a problem that comes before them for consideration and possible action. Prostitution is one such public policy which requires attention. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, there are over 20 million sex workers in India.¹…

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For an act to qualify as a criminal offence, it has to have 3 elements— mens rea, actus reus and causation. While mens rea and actus reus refer to guilty mind and guilty act respectively, causation, in criminal law, refers to the causal relationship between the actus reus of…

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Parliament passed two Acts, the Constitution (Ninety-ninth Amendment) Act of 2014 and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act of 2014¹, to create a National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) for the selection, appointment, and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary. It will take the place of the current Collegium…



Corporate Governance refers to the set of practices through which a company is governed. In India, there are various compliance requirements under Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015, for a company from the point-of-view of corporate governance. Some of these requirements are appointment of independent directors, prior…

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The Parliament of India passed a Juvenile Justice Act 2015 (hereinafter “JJ Act”), repealing the older act to punish juvenile offenders aged between 16–18 years for any heinous offence committed by them. The well-known known case of Nirbhaya in 2013 acted as a catalyst to the drastic change…

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Since the enactment of The Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in 2012, India has seen unprecedented momentum towards safeguarding the interests of children against sexual abuse. The gravity of sexual offences committed against children has been well-acknowledged by the legislature through POCSO Act which provides for stringent…


The Covid-19 pandemic has thwarted the operation of businesses across the globe, causing them considerable hardship in performing their obligations under their contracts. Complications have been brewing in the aviation sector since March when the government had begun to impose travel restrictions, thereby causing the airline companies to halt…

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