(Admin's Note: Last December's Delhi gang rape and murder had triggered nation-wide protests and ultimately resulted in the passing of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013. Now, yet another gang rape, this time of a young photojournalist in Mumbai, has shocked the Nation and has brought back into focus the country's laws on sexual offences. … Continue reading Justice at Last for Women?
By Ipshita Sengupta Most ‘national law university (NLU)’ brand of institutions in India are in-residence programmes which, in theory, place a lot of emphasis on the development of robust community spaces that will contribute to the ‘all round development of each and every student’. The practice, however, seems to be demonstrate quite the opposite. A … Continue reading Shrinking Community Spaces in India’s National Law Universities
By Stella James The Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry’s move to establish a super-regulatory body, the National Commission for Higher Education and Research (NCHER), did not go down too well with many of the stakeholders. A few months after the Bill to this effect was introduced, the country erupted in protests by lawyers all over … Continue reading Regulating Indian Legal Education