Tag Archives: Law


HISTORY: Law Reform has been a continuing process particularly during the last 300 years or more in Indian history. In the ancient period, when religious and customary law occupied the field, reform process had been ad hoc and not institutionalised through duly constituted law reform agencies. However,


Refugee Law in India Need of the Hour

No one leaves home unless Home is the mouth of a shark You only run for the border When you see the whole city running as well ~ Warsan Shire Donald Trump, 45th President of United States, recently ordered a four month suspension of America’s refugee program which has shaken the


Israel passes law increasing regulation of human rights organizations

NEWS SCAN Israeli lawmakers on Monday passed a controversial law increasing regulation on Israeli human rights organizations. The law requires that organizations receiving more than 50 percent of their funding from foreign governments or political organizations disclose that they rely on such funding in “all communication


Massachusetts governor signs transgender anti-discrimination law

NEWS SCAN Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signeda billn into law on protecting against discrimination on the basis of gender identity. The bill was passed  earlier in the week by both houses of the state legislature and has been praised as a compromise between anti-discrimination and public safety. The law


Israel Plans Law Against Using Facebook For ‘Terror’

NEWS SCAN Israel’s justice and internal security ministers on Wednesday announced plans to propose legislation banning the use of Facebook to advance “terror” and outlawing incitement from the Internet.Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said in a joint statement they had


The law on Abortive Pills for Rape Victims

RU-486, the emergency contraceptive, was invented in 1982 by a French researcher. Having  approximately 96% effectiveness, RU-486 does not cause abortion. It prevents ovulation, and the sperm from fertilizing the egg, thus preventing pregnancy. Once a woman is pregnant, emergency contraceptive pills are useless and


Youth Involvement In Law And Policy Making

“Youth has the power to make choices. The engagement of youth in democrati governance is fundamental to the development of the country.” National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared