China’s Belt and Road Initiative has been lauded for its scale as much as it has been subjected to harsh criticism surrounding the theory that it is part of an elaborate plan to gain a strategic advantage over developing countries by trapping them in unsustainable debt. This article examines the cases for and against the ‘Chinese debt trap theory’ in the context of the BRI and discusses whether they exaggerate the Initiative’s potential for growth or the threat it poses to the developing world.
To Adivasi community development includes, but is not restricted to, the protection of natural resources and land and the provision of basic rights and necessities to all human beings. They believe that this is not included in the definition of development today, where industrialization and urbanization seems to be the main catalyst. Their voices are now taking center stage, as people realize that the Adivasi community’s idea of development is the only path for a sustainable future for India. The umbrella of development is no longer synonymous to industrialization and urbanization.
This article analyses Singapore’s response to the pandemic and argues that its authoritarian nature equipped it to swiftly deal with the pandemic.
Pakistan, as of July 20th, has fully vaccinated only approximately 2.1% of its population, one of the lowest numbers internationally. To encourage vaccination, Sindh announced a new programme that would penalise those who hadn’t received the vaccine. This article analyses why the vaccination rates have remained so low, prompting this policy decision.
The iconic case of ‘Zahira Habibullah vs State of Gujarat’ and the twists and turns that followed over its course, was not the last of its kind, as has been depicted by the Kuldeep Singh Sengar Case. This article tries to delve into the problems in witness protection and also tries to put forward some suggestions given that the central government has constituted the committee for criminal law reforms.
Janet Yellen’s proposal of a global minimum tax during the G7 summit to end the “destructive ‘race to the bottom’ in international taxation” has recently caught the attention of the news headlines. In this article, the author examines the global minimum corporate tax through a closer lens and evaluates the impact it could have on India.
Under International Law, aircraft hijacking is considered a crime against humanity. Belarus’s use of deception and military threat to jail a prominent journalist critical of the country’s dictator and detain a Ryanair flight was a blatant violation of international aviation rules. In this context, the post explores whether states have the authority to order civil aircraft flying over their territory to land for specific purposes, such as determining whether there are explosives on board or detaining a criminal suspect and whether they have the authority to compel them to do so – issues that arise under the Chicago Convention. It also briefly examines accountability under the Montreal Convention, as well as the usage of the word “hijacking” under The Hague Convention, while highlighting concerns of state responsibility invocation and implementation for potentially international wrongful conduct.
This article picks up on ‘Public Health’ and argues that despite the pandemic exposing the shambolic status of public health in the capital city, the master plan makes no definite effort to reimagine the public health infrastructure, and lacks the revamping intent which the public health infrastructure requires for the long term growth of the city.
This article discusses Union Territory, Chandigarh v. Amit Kumar @ Rachu & Others, where the High Court has delivered a flawed judgement. It analyses the meaning of consent and the way rape cases are tried in law.
Lately, tension has been building between the Indian government and its citizens as for the sixth
straight month, the fuel prices have been skyrocketing with no promises of coming down in near
future. I try to address the issue by exploring reasons for this constant surge in prices, along
with the government's role in it. Then I try to speculate and address the implications of this on
future prices of fuel in India.
A small east African island nation famous for tourism and beaches is one of the biggest investors of India. This article tries to find out how.
The aim of this article is to assess the quotient of justice in social relations in the backdrop of
the ‘Uttar Pradesh (UP) Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020’ or
the (anti-) Love Jihad law. I have built on the patriarchal foundations of this ordinance,
normatively analysing it from the lens of Rawlsian theory of justice and complementary