Right to Internet as a Fundamental Right

Right to the Internet in the International Forum In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Frank La Rue on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression[1]. The report stressed the importance of universal access to the Internet and itContinue reading “Right to Internet as a Fundamental Right”

History of Gay Rights in India

Gender and sexuality have always been a pivotal point of discussion in our country but sadly there has not been much scope of acceptance in these discussions. We have always tended to be rigid in our thoughts and refused to accept any ideas which we are not feeling comfortable with. Especially, with the rise ofContinue reading “History of Gay Rights in India”

Overview of Patents under Intellectual Property Rights

Humans have invented a lot of things in the last few centuries and are still striving towards more invention. Inventions of fire, the wheel, steam engine, etc. are a few of many great inventions by mankind. A person invests a lot of time, money, and effort in inventing a particular thing thereby earning him theContinue reading “Overview of Patents under Intellectual Property Rights”

Rights of Minorities in India- A Theoretical Reality?

Fundamental Rights have had an important place in the life of an Indian citizen throughout his/her life which gives the power or the privilege to live freely in a country as well as move around. Fundamental rights remain to be universal but these rights are cultivated with a classification that has distinguished and has becomeContinue reading “Rights of Minorities in India- A Theoretical Reality?”

Empowerment of Women with Special Emphasis on Sustainable Development Goal

Gender quality, which is one of the most crucial goals of the 2030 agenda in achieving the 17 sustainable development goals can be achieved only if women are empowered. In the next coming years, we must see more women participating in political, economic, and other fields with equal rights and benefits. What are Sustainable DevelopmentContinue reading “Empowerment of Women with Special Emphasis on Sustainable Development Goal”

Animal Rights and Experimentation in India

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. – Mahatma Gandhi In today’s world, there are many instances where it can be seen that animals are being beaten to death, stoning of stray dogs, hunting of animals just for fun or shooting birds etc.Continue reading “Animal Rights and Experimentation in India”

Intellectual Property amidst COVID-19

COVID 19, short for Corona Virus Disease 2019 has taken the world by storm. Intellectual Property has also been affected. The outbreak of the pandemic saw the cancellation or postponement of various IP events namely the ‘MARQUES Spring Meeting, the IACC Annual conference, ICANN’s Mexico meeting, and the INTA annual meeting. Certain remedial measures wereContinue reading “Intellectual Property amidst COVID-19”

Overlaps in Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property [‘IP’] refers to any creation or product of using the mind and presenting a new literary or artistic work, invention, design, symbol, images, or even names. This work is like any other property, and thus IP rights are provided for exclusive control and protection of such intangible assets. Article 27 of The UniversalContinue reading “Overlaps in Intellectual Property Law”

Reproductive Rights of Women

The rights of women have always been ignored and women have been considered inferior to men. Even today most societies in the world live with this taboo considering women a minority. Over the years many changes have taken place in the situation of women but not considerably. In a lot of countries especially in aContinue reading “Reproductive Rights of Women”

Where Does India Stand on Abortion Laws?

Abortion as a procedure to terminate a pregnancy has been practised from ancient times by midwives, nurses etc. However, the discussion about Abortion and Abortion laws came up with the second wave of feminism in the world in around 1960s where feminists aimed for civil rights and reproductive rights including the choice of abortion forContinue reading “Where Does India Stand on Abortion Laws?”

An Invented Inventor

The legal systems worldwide are at crossroads to review its legislation and further augment it by adding laws that deal with inventions made by Artificial Intelligence. It was 1956 when the term AI was heard[1] and 1988 when the United Kingdom became the first country, to explicitly provide Copyright for an AI work.[2] With theContinue reading “An Invented Inventor”

Constitutionality of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

Marriage is a sacred tie and its sanctity is upheld by personal laws of all the religions. When a husband and wife are tied in wedlock, they become one, living together in harmony. Hindus use the term ‘Ardhangni’ which means ‘half of the husband‘ to denote that a man is incomplete without his wife. InContinue reading “Constitutionality of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955”

Adam, Eve and…

Every human being in this world is created by God and has to be recognized equally. I am what I am, so take me as I am   – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ‘Transgender’ is an umbrella term and is different from LGB- lesbian, Gay, Bisexual. There is often confusion relating to various concepts related toContinue reading “Adam, Eve and…”

The Changing Face of Women’s Political and Economic Participation in the Middle East – A Study

Women are becoming more prominent actors in the political sphere and they are taking meaningful roles within the state. At the same time, economic hardship have forced more and more women to work outside the house, leading to changing views about their own position in the family and also greater acceptance social acceptance amongst men.Continue reading “The Changing Face of Women’s Political and Economic Participation in the Middle East – A Study”