Expert in Evidence Law

The court cannot form a correct judgement without the help of a person with special skills or experience in a particular subject. When the court needs an opinion in a subject which requires special assistance, the court calls an expert, a specially skilled person. The opinion given by a third person is considered as relevant... Continue Reading →

Circumstantial Evidence

The Circumstantial Evidence is hallmark of criminal jurisprudence system in absence of eye witness during the commission of crime. The circumstantial evidence being not direct evidence, the Supreme Court has laid down various guideline from time to time for its application for conviction. The “last-seen theory” and “Motive” forms important ingredient of the circumstantial evidence.... Continue Reading →

Assessment on the implementation of prison legislation in India in practical setup

It is not the prisoners that need reformation, it is the prisons” – Oscar Wilde Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer has rightly observed: “In our world prisons are still laboratories of torture, warehouses in which human commodities are sadistically kept and where spectrums of inmates range from drift-wood juveniles to heroic dissenters” The Concept and Working... Continue Reading →

Plea Bargaining

Plea Bargaining comes under the section 265(A )– 265( L) of criminal procedural code of India. The term “Plea bargaining” refers to a person charged with a criminal offence negotiating with the prosecution for a lesser punishment than what is provided in law by pleading guilty to a less serious offence. In layman language It... Continue Reading →

Pendente Lite and Permanent Alimony under Hindu marriage act , 1955

Maintenance as a concept when considered from the point of view of law refers to the kind of financial assistance given to either of the litigating parties on an application made by them and only through an order passed by the court having jurisdiction to do so and upon execution of decree in this regard.... Continue Reading →

Impact of “conversion on marriage” in personal laws in India

Religion is a very sensitive and personal aspect of individual's life and the Constitution of India guarantees the freedom of conscience and religion to people of all denominations. Thus, a person is free to profess any faith or relinquish his faith of birth and convert to another religion. However, in view of the diversity personal... Continue Reading →

Void and voidable marriage

According to Section 11 of the Hindu marriage Act, a void marriage means which is void since its beginning or inception. In other words, it does not exist. It is called as a marriage because two persons have undergone the ceremonies required to perform a marriage, and thus become husband and wife. For example: If... Continue Reading →

The Turquand Rule

The Turquand Rule otherwise known as the internal management rule was first developed in Royal British Bank v Turquand (1856) 6 E & B 327, 119 ER 886. It is argued by many that it was formulated as a means of counteracting the rigid doctrine of constructive notice by protecting ‘bona fide third parties’ dealing... Continue Reading →

Brief overview of International Labour Organization ( ILO ) and its core labour standards

International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, particularly international labour standards, social protection, and work opportunities for all.ILO was established as an agency for the League of Nations following the first World War It was established by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.Its founders had made great strides in... Continue Reading →

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