Examining the Humanitarian Intervention Doctrine in International Law Through the Prism of 2021 Afghanistan Crisis

In this post, the author evaluates the Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention through the prism of the 2021 intervention of Afghanistan by the Taliban. The author further analyses the extent to which other States can aid Afghanistan in this crisis and the extent to which use of force is allowed in such circumstances. Continue reading Examining the Humanitarian Intervention Doctrine in International Law Through the Prism of 2021 Afghanistan Crisis

Ghana’s Homophobic and Heteronormative Colonial Laws: An International Law Perspective

In this post, the authors delve into the veracity behind Ghana’s legal regime on LGBTQ+ rights. They attempt to do this by scrutinising its legal framework, the influence of its socio-religious fabric on the same, and its international legal obligations. The authors argue that LGBTQ+ rights, as opposed to ‘special rights’, are inherently embedded in the body of international human rights. Further, they argue that there is ample room in the Ghanaian Constitution to honour and import the construction of ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ to include sexual orientation and gender identity as per the international standards. Continue reading Ghana’s Homophobic and Heteronormative Colonial Laws: An International Law Perspective

Reconceptualising Frustration and Force Majeure under tenancy in India post COVID-19: Lessons from Civil Law Jurisdictions (Part 2)

The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the ability of the leaseholders to utilise the leased property in an effective and profitable manner. However, the Indian courts have failed to grant any relief due to the archaic nature of doctrines of frustration, force majeure under the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 (‘TPA’). In this blog series the author critiques the nature and the inflexible approach of these doctrines under the TPA. The second post does a comparative analysis of the civil law jurisdictions and suggests the incorporation of a similar approach in order to better balance the interests of the lessor and the lessee in such circumstances. Continue reading Reconceptualising Frustration and Force Majeure under tenancy in India post COVID-19: Lessons from Civil Law Jurisdictions (Part 2)

Whatsapp’s Privacy Policy Update: Tracing the Harm to Consumers

By: Ankita Biswas and Lavanya Jha INTRODUCTION The latest update to WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy was introduced in January, 2021, creating headlines as users expressed concerns about loss of their privacy. Following this WhatsApp clarified that with its feature of end-to-end encryption still intact, there will be no breach of user privacy and the changes were only with respect to WhatsApp’s business accounts.  However, the wording … Continue reading Whatsapp’s Privacy Policy Update: Tracing the Harm to Consumers

Ramos v. Louisiana: The US Supreme Court’s Interesting Take on the Doctrine of Stare Decisis

In this article, the author seeks to analyse both, the majority and the dissenting opinion, of the US Supreme Court, offered in the interpretation of the doctrine of stare decisis in Ramos v Louisiana. The author concludes by arguing as to why the Sixth Amendment right shall be applicable against the States and not only against the Federal Government. Continue reading Ramos v. Louisiana: The US Supreme Court’s Interesting Take on the Doctrine of Stare Decisis