RMLNLU Law Review Volume 10, 2020

1. Gender/ Sex/ Sexuality in Male/ Female Categorization in SportsAnanya Mishra

The 21st Century has seen an increased discourse on the existence of a variety of sexual identities and orientations and a deeper understanding of how the sex of an individual is different from their gender. As society moulds its understanding of these concepts the world of sports remains centred on archaic concepts and tests to determine whether its athletes fall within the binary concept of ‘man’ or ‘woman’. The author in this article, explores the problematic notions that still plague the world of sports in this regard.

2. The Imperative Of The Regulation Of Online Dispute Resolution in NigeriaAyinla L.A. and Oniyide. T.

This piece compares the nascent stage of Online Dispute Resolution in Nigeria to the legal measures adopted by developed countries like the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Using this comparison, the piece envisages the need for better laws surrounding online dispute resolution in Nigeria.

3. The Feasibility of Risk Assessment Tools in India: The Double-Edged SwordAnubhav Bijalwan and Deeksha Gupta

An insightful piece on the various risk assessment tools that may be utilised to ascertain whether a convict sentenced to death has a possibility to reform oneself. The article analyses the various impediments that such tools may cause to the dispensation of justice suggesting a balanced approach.

4. Private Military Security Contractors And Its Legal ImplicationNamo Dogra and Jaiwanti Vij

The authors in this piece, seek to understand the significance held by private military security contractors with respect to international peace and order. This enquiry includes an apt case study of the United States’ actions in Iraq.

5. Impeded Implementation of Forest Rights Act: A Socio-Economic ConcernPranjal Pandey

With Climate Change becoming a major cause of concern at the global level, forests across the world have gained prominence as sites of importance. However, a topic which is still sidelined by society and the state machinery at large; the land rights of tribal and local communities is explored in this article. The piece also seeks to develop a comprehensive study of how the Forest Rights Act impacts the socio-economic scenario of India.

6. Censoring Online Streaming Services In India: A Practical ApproachSiddharth Prabhu and Shrayashree Thyagarajan

The introduction of online streaming services has seen them becoming a major stakeholder in the entertainment industry with there being a widespread public appreciation of how these platforms offer a paradigm of unparalleled freedom from censorship to creators. However, some states have recognised the need to censor these platforms with a view to prevent anti-social tendencies creeping into popular culture. In this article, the authors try to analyse the various ways in which such censorship may be facilitated in India by taking notes from foreign jurisdictions and comparing them to the kind of self-regulation some of these platforms themselves are adopting.