In the first part of this series, the authors analyse the transformation that workplaces and employee monitoring practices have undergone in light of increasing digitisation, remote work and the COVID-19 pandemic. They highlight how monitoring employees’ performance at work borders on surveillance and intrudes upon employees’ privacy in disproportionate and unjustified ways. Continue reading A Watchful Eye at Work: Evolving Workplaces and Emerging Employee Privacy Concerns (Part-1)
In this post, the authors map the journey of Pakistan in the investment arbitration regime from advocating, promoting, and endorsing to regulating and constraining its purview. The authors suggest that Pakistan’s BIT programme should undergo a systemic shift to promote itself. Continue reading Pakistan and Investment Arbitration: Are they Closer to a Line in the Sand?
In the second part of this series, the author continues to examine how current standards can accommodate future fossil phases out cases. The article ends with an analysis of how the current IIA regime can be re-evaluated to address the climate-investment conflict. Continue reading (BIT)s of Change: An Analysis of the Interaction Between the Climate and International Investment Regimes and Potentials for the Future (Part 2)
With the introduction of a new regulation globally, that is, converting net-zero commitments into concrete policy, a big economic transformation is expected. International investment law, however, does not seem to cope with this new reality as it remains at odds with most of these developments. In the first part of this series, the author explores the conflict between climate and investment law. The author then analyses how current standards can be used in future fossil-fuel phase out cases. Continue reading (BIT)s of Change: An Analysis of The Interaction Between the Climate and International Investment Regimes and Potentials for the Future (Part 1)
In the second part of this series, the authors further build upon their argument that the ‘mandatory pre-litigation mediation’ clause in the new Mediation Bill, 2021 infringes upon voluntariness of parties to a permissible extent and offer reasons for the same.
In the first part of this series, the authors analyse the mandatory nature of mediation as postulated under Section 6 of the Mediation Bill, 2021. Attempts at mandating mediation have been vehemently opposed in the past to prevent depletion of the voluntariness of parties, considered the essence of mediation proceedings. The authors argue that the Mediation Bill, 2021, alters the voluntariness of the parties to mediation to a permissible extent for reasons explored in the article. Continue reading Mandatory Mediation: an Oxymoron? (Part 1)
In the second part of this series, the authors highlight the existing legal recourse available in India against sexual harassment in virtual reality and then discuss the limitations of these remedies and laws in general. They then suggest measures and a way further for dealing with sexual harassment in virtual reality before providing their concluding thoughts. Continue reading Expounding the Contours of Sexual Harassment in Virtual Reality: Applicability of the Penal Laws to State-of-the-Art Technology (Part 2)
In the first part of this series, the authors analyse the criminal implications of ‘crimes’ committed in the Metaverse in light of recent reports of alleged sexual harassment experienced by users within the Metaverse. The authors draw a comparative analysis between real life experience of sexual harassment vis-a-vis harassment in VR. Further, they explore the lack of jurisprudence in this area and go on to suggest legal and technical solutions to tackle this new age crime. Continue reading Expounding the Contours of Sexual Harassment in Virtual Reality: Applicability of the Penal Laws to State-of-the-Art Technology (Part 1)
In this article, the author looks at the Proposed Amendments to the E-commerce Rules, 2020. The author argues that due to the ambiguous nature of the amended provisions and regulatory overlaps with the Competition Act, 2002, the amendments have the potential of harming both business and consumer interest. The author thus suggests that a clear definition of certain terms needs to be provided and the regulatory overlaps removed.
Continue reading Proposed Amendments to E-Commerce Rules, 2020: Lack of Clarity and Judicial Overlaps