EIA 2020


Environmental assessment is taken up in this exercise as a rapid assessment technique for determining the current status of the environment and identifying impact of critical activities on environmental parameters. EIA is a relatively new planning and decision-making tool first enshrined in the United States in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. It is a formal study process used to predict the environmental consequences of any development project. EIA thus ensures that the potential problems are foreseen and addressed at an early stage in project planning and design. Creation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system is vital to conform socio-economic development projects to environmental safety and thereby ensure sustainable economic development. In view of the fact that development is an ever-growing process, its impact on the environment is also ever increasing, leading to rapid deterioration in environmental conditions.

Authored by Parth Bathla, FIMT, GGSIPU, Delhi.

Cryptocurrency: The Digital Coin


A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court set aside a protest rally issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) barring any organization from providing banking services to anyone dealing with crypto or cryptocurrencies. The apex court did so on the grounds that the ban, which applies to all RBI-controlled facilities, was unequal.Judgment itself is designed as a film show – complete with flashback, backgrounds, conspiracy and climax – and is designed to be read by heart. Interestingly, on page 172 of the 180-page decision, the apex court actually appears to be referring to the support of the central bank circle.

Authored By Rupa Paul, Amity University, Kolkata.

Rainbow Warrior Case Of 1982


The determination of settling disputes between countries is known as International Arbitration. The fundamental purpose of dispute resolution is linked to the drive of the United Nations ‘to maintain international peace and security. There are several important international dispute cases in the history viz., the Alabama Claims, Jay Treaty (1974), the Rainbow warrior case etc. This article deals about one such Landmark case namely, “Rainbow Warrior” case of 1982 which outlines how the bombing of the ship was executed by the French intelligence agents, the legal violations associated with this dispute, how the arbitration process resolved the dispute between the countries.

Authored By S.Shaalini, VITSOL, Chennai.

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.