The initiative to bring new criminal codes may be an important step to decolonize the law, but it must be comparatively analyzed with respect to existing criminal codes to understand the continuity and disjunction from the existing colonial nature of law. Decolonization of law would be a symbolic gesture if criminal codes in India do not find their historical roots and restore the compassionate ethics emerged and progressed from the spiritual traditions
Access to law is a pre-condition for access to justice. In order to realise this, regional languages should also be used as the language of law as proposed by the Law Minister and the Chief Justice of India.
The predominance of English as legal language disempowers the masses as there is a gap between folk and official language. It only enables the elite to expropriate the business of law. This is antithetical to the spirit of democracy.
Tarun J Tejpal’s book is set in an unnamed world of iron bars, but it is not a prison novel. It is a novel about politics, law, love, society, cops, media and the million mutinies that rage around us. It is a monumental work, an audacious ode to the human spirit.
International law, also identified as public international law and law of nationals is a collection of laws, norms, and principles which are widely accepted in international relations. The definition of international laws relates to international relations. Many legal systems accept international tradition, treaties, and general principles of law as origins of international law.