Iconic Judgements by Courts on Women’s Rights

1. Right To Use Mother’s Surname The Delhi High Court observed that a father does not own the right to dictate terms to his daughter and every child can rightfully use their mother’s surname if they wish. 2. Leena Manimekalai Passport The Madras High Court directed the Regional Passport Office to release Leena Manimekalai’s passport … Read more

Top Judgements in India in 2021

SUPREME COURT Consent of family not needed once two adults decide to marry The Court observed that educated younger boys and girls are choosing their life partners which is a departure from traditional norms of society. The consent of the family or the community or the clan is not necessary once two adult individuals agree … Read more

25 Important Judgments on Arbitration in 2021

1. Whether an ‘Emergency Arbitrator’ is an arbitrator within the meaning of Section 2(1)(d) of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act? The Court held that the concept of emergency arbitrator is based upon party autonomy as the law gives complete freedom to the parties to choose an arbitrator or an arbitral institution. Further, the emergency arbitrator … Read more

Examining Landslide Changes To New Labour Laws

The Code on Social Security 2020 (hereinafter referred to as “SS Code, 2020”) was passed in Parliament in September 2020, but implementation was postponed due to the non-issuing of notifications by the States. The SS Code, 2020 aims to merge eight existing labor laws including Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923, Employees State Insurance Act, 1948, Employee’s … Read more

The Essential Commodities Act Needs Amendments Urgently. Here’s Why.

We are caught in an escapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly – Martin Luther King, Jr. The Current Crisis Health care services have been hit the hardest in recent times, owing to the chaos caused by the global pandemic. In particular, the world … Read more

ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

  Arbitration means, a process of dispute resolution in which a neutral third party (arbitrator) renders a decision after a hearing, at which both parties have an opportunity to be heard[1]. Statutory definition[2] of Arbitration reads as, “Arbitration means any arbitration whether or not administered by permanent arbitral institution”. Arbitration mechanism provides for an alternate … Read more

Supreme Court Monthly Digest- July 2019

  Order VII Rule 11(d) CPC: Plaint Can Either Be Rejected As A Whole Or Not At All Madhav Prasad Aggarwal vs. Axis Bank Plaint can either be rejected as a whole or not at all, remarked the Supreme Court  while reiterating that it is not permissible to reject plaint qua any particular portion of  … Read more

The jury is out

MARK TWAIN regarded trial by jury as “the most ingenious and infallible agency for defeating justice that human wisdom could contrive”. He would presumably approve of what is happening in Russia and Britain. At the end of 2008, Russia abolished jury trials for terrorism and treason. Britain, the supposed mother of trial by jury, is … Read more