Frontiers Unexplored The Unmapped ‘Space Law’ Territory


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.

Better Late than Never-Vermont bans Police Chokeholds and mandates Body Cams.


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.

Intersection between IPR &Competition Law


Under the competition act 2002, the main objective is to prevent any kind of practices which cause adverse effects on the competition in promotion of competition in markets and to protect the interests of the buyers and can even ensure that there is freedom of any trade which is carried on by the participants in the market.

Authored by Nishtha Kheria and Varun Vikas Srivastav, Amity Law School, Noida.

The Implementation Of pre-packaged Insolvency in India


Pre-packs are mechanisms encouraging concerned stakeholders in the restructuring process to mutually negotiate the terms of restructuring, generally prior to the commencement of insolvency proceedings. While the parties can agree for a mutually cognizant resolution plan, it is expected that the formal recognition to the said plan would be given by the court. This might be a novel mechanism for restructuring in India, but it is already prevalent across many jurisdictions like US, UK, France and Germany. This paper examines the entire end in view for implementing pre-packs in India.

Authored by Anuj Goel, MAIMS, Delhi.

Mergers and Acquisitions in India

In merger the acquiring company takes over the assets and liabilities of a merged company. All the combining companies dissolves and only one large company is set for operations. Acquisition is a more general term, enveloping in itself in a range of acquisition transactions. It could be acquisition of control, leading to takeover of a company. It could be acquisition of tangible assets, intangible assets, rights and other kinds of obligations. This article gives a brief introduction about the mergers and acquisitions in India.

Authored by Anuj Goel, MAIMS, Delhi.

Rohingya Crisis


A military crackdown against the Rohingya ethnic group has driven many people from their homes in Myanmar. Rohingya people have faced systematic discrimination over decades, statelessness and targeted violence in Rakhine state, Rohingya people faced many violent attacks. Women and small girls were gang-raped and men were brutally attacked. Most of the people who escaped were severally traumatized after witnessing unspeakable atrocities. Such maltreatment has forced Rohingya women, girls, boys, and men went to go to Bangladesh for many years following violent attacks in 1978, 1991-1992, and again in 2016. Those people who moved from Myanmar have found a temporary shelter in Cox’s bazaar which is now the World’s largest refugee camp.

Authored by Alagappan. N, School of law, SASTRA Deemed University

Rethinking the role of Intellectual Property in Corona crisis


India’s reputation because the ‘pharmacy of the arena’, which changed into stated by using the Supreme Court in Novartis vs UOI in 2013, is affirmed once more. Back in 2001, throughout the HIV/AIDS outbreak, the price of treatment for AIDS become an not possible $10,000 per patient for one year, which turned into decreased to $400 via Indian pharmaceutical groups. By providing at 4% of the original fee, to Africa, tens of millions of lives had been stored. India maintains to manufacture and supply priced medicines and diagnostic kits matching worldwide standards for malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis B and C, dengue, chikungunya, SARS, H1N1 and so forth.The novel coronavirus outbreak is a crisis that the sector has no longer witnessed for a century. Diseases want prevention, diagnostic, control, and healing mechanisms.

Authored by Nandini Tripathy, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad

International Consumer Law: What Is It All About?


Increasing effort has been invested in the internationalization of client law. Some of the recent massive international purchaser regulation–related scandals (e.g., Dieselgate, Facebook) demonstrate the rising relevance of and the want for international patron law. This paper argues that the efforts closer to the internationalization of consumer law should recognition, first, on the establishment of worldwide familiar minimal standards of client safety (as it has been done through the United Nations Guidelines on Consumer Protection) and, 2d, on the development and facilitation of cooperation as a vital prerequisite for the efficient protection of purchasers (because it has been initiated by means of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network), in place of at the harmonization of significant patron law. This isn’t always simplest because coordination among diverse nations within the place of client safety is simpler to attain in exercise thru a coverage method instead of significant harmonization, however additionally due to the fact coordination in practice is an instrument that, because it stands now, is capable of supplying a better level of protection to clients than major harmonization.

Authored by -Nandini Tripathy, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad

Evolution Of International Aviation Law


Air travel commences from the Period when Balloons were considered to be the only source of going in the air, an essential aspect of balloons was that they were not driven with the very will of the human beings, but were flown by the rules of weather. During the early years, the Balloons were lifted on a trial basis, by the Montgolfier brothers, with putting a sheep, a rooster, and bird within the Balloons, by this the brothers wanted to check the impact of the height upon the animals. Eventually, for the very first time, 7 humans were taken aboard on the balloon, and as soon this event took place, in 1784 Paris police ordered legislation forbidding balloon flights without any special permits. This seems uncanny, that just when there was an involvement of human beings in the conduct of balloons, there was an evolution of legislation. However, it did seem fair in terms of the anticipation of the incidents that could have taken place.

Authored by – Anmol Agarwal, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai & Prapti Allagh, UPES Faculty of law

Cyberwarfare in Context of International Humanitarian Law


Technology has dominated warfare since the early 1900s. Throughout history, societies have put their best minds to work creating new ways to fight each other. New Scientist looks at the major milestones in the development of tools of war. Cyber warfare is a new a phenomenon and scenario under International Humanitarian law. Cyberspace has opened up a potentially new warfighting domain, a man-made theatre of war additional to the natural theatres of land, air, sea and outer space and is interlinked with all of them. It is a virtual space that provides worldwide interconnectivity regardless of borders.

Authored by – Nandini Tripathy, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad