An Iowa court judgment ordering a teen victim of rape to pay $1,50,000 to her rapist’s family has brought into focus restitution law, which activists call harsh. In India, courts have often sided with the victim
led to a lot of harsh criticism of the judicial system and judges in recent years. Social media provides all individuals with a platform for expressing their views to the world, and objective truth as a virtue is increasingly losing its value in such a marketplace.
The law offices of Lily Thomas and Saju Jakob are again organising an essay writing competition this year on the topic: “Ambit and scope of accountability/liability of a public officer, in India, in the event of failure to perform public duties or to protect the Fundamental Rights while discharging public duties”.
Provisions in the Act can be used to provide for compulsory licensing. This will allow the centre, without the permission of the patentee, to use a vaccine for a national emergency at affordable prices.
The Court has given progressive judgments on women’s property rights. While some ensured equal rights to daughters even when the father had died, others saw to it that married women were not left in the lurch due to desertion.
With the world in desperate wait for a vaccine or miracle drug as a cure for Covid-19, the burning question is not where, but when and what does it take to formulate an approved new drug and whether we have the right parameters to conduct such clinical tests