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The Supreme Court today allowed a 14-year-old rape survivor to undergo abortion at nearly 29 weeks of pregnancy, mentioning that continuing the pregnancy may harm the physical and mental health of the girl.  A bench comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice JB Pardiwala remarked that these are exceptional cases where they have to protect the children and that every passing hour is very crucial for her. Subsequently, the bench directed safe abortion of the minor. In...

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Travesty of Justice?

The case has shown that though arbitration tribunals are expected to give clear verdicts with specialised judges, this often doesn’t happen. Cases then land in courts which are ill-equipped to handle complex disputes

A Stormy Start

New York City is the most difficult place in America to find a fair jury for the former US President’s criminal trial—the first ever for an American president. The case involved allegations that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen paid $1,30,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels to not go public with a story about her sexual encounter with Trump

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The Alternative Dispute Resolution system in India should also be allowed into some areas where it is banned today. With overburdened courts and a five-crore pendency, this could be a way out to cut down the growing number of cases

Trial and Prejudice

With the general elections around the corner, nearly 4.3 lakh people in India will be forcibly denied their right to vote. These are undertrial detenus in Indian jails, their criminality far from being proved. This is unfair

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The Iran Factor

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Iran represents a complex and multifaceted challenge with far-reaching implications. The resolution of this crisis will require careful diplomacy, strategic decision-making and a concerted effort to address underlying grievances and promote regional peace and stability in the region

Towards Dignity and Democracy

Eminent lawyer and former parliamentarian Dr Ashwani Kumar’s book, calling for democratic renaissance in an India that is resounding with partisan voices, should be read by all for its fine balance and searching style

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Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Saturday said the country was set for a significant overhaul of its criminal justice system with the upcoming implementation of three new criminal laws. Speaking during the Conference on India's Progressive Path in the Administration of Criminal Justice System, the CJI said that these laws signified a watershed moment for the society because no law affected the day-to-day conduct of the society like the criminal law. A criminal law directed the mor...