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Who Can Become An Arbitrator?

Introduction Arbitration forms an alternate dispute resolution mechanism, wherein a dispute is resolved without filing a lawsuit in a court of law with an exchange in information between the parties to the dispute, including witness accounts and pieces of evidence; consequently, the arbitrator makes a final, legally binding decision, which cannot be challenged in a […]

The First Geneva Convention, 1949

Introduction In the year 1859, European businessman and founder of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Henry Durant visited Emperor Napoleon III’s headquarters in northern Italy to ask for land rights for a particular business venture.[1] During his travel, he came across the Battle of Solferino where the armies of Imperial Austria and Franco-Sardinia Alliance […]

Registration of Will: Compulsory or Optional?

Introduction After the Coronavirus outbreak last year one thing that people got clear idea about was how uncertain future could be. People knew that death is inevitable but they didn’t expect that things could go from bad to worse in just few days. Therefore, in these critical times people realised that most sensible thing to […]

Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Mediation

Introduction At the inaugural ceremony of the International Virtual Mediation Summer School, 2021, Chief Justice of India, Justice N. V. Ramana, the Chief Guest, held that the future of dispute resolution does not belong in courtrooms where advocates elaborately argue whilst dawning black gowns, rather it belongs to Mediation where the conflict resolution is quick, […]

All Contracts Are Agreements, But All Agreements Are Not Contracts

Introduction Between 1526 and 1707, the Muslim rule in India judged all contractual matters using the Mohammedan Law of Contract wherein contracts like indemnity (tamin), bailment (kafalat), marriage (nikah) and partnership (shirkat) existed under the law. Provisions under Mohammedan Law of Contract, in the matters of trade, exchange, contractual agreements were applied to Muslim and non-Muslim […]

The Indian Contract Act, 1872, and Agreements Declared Void Under It

Introduction Sir W. Erle (W. M. James after Erle’s retirement), Lord Sherbrooke, Sir Edward Rayan, Robert Lowe, J. M. Macleod and Justice Wills (John Henderson after Wills’s retirement) constituted the 3rd Indian Law Commission on 2nd December 1861, under the direction of Lord Romilly.[1] Over the next 18 years, the commission was tasked with codifying laws […]

The Writ of Habeas Corpus

Introduction The Constitution of a country serves a multi-fold purpose: The Constitution allows the citizens of the country to break away from their past, which includes political independence from not only the socio-politico-economic and intellectual control but also the political vision and ideology of the preceding form of government: totalitarianism, authoritarianism, monarchism, dictatorship, imperialism, autocratic, […]

Advocates & Health

Introduction At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as the Rio+20 Conference, held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, a process was spearheaded to build on the existing Millennium Development Goals as a part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda; consequently, a 30-member Open Working Group was established by the United Nations […]

L&L Partners knock the Delhi HC doors again, mediation aborted.

Partners Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf, L&L Partners Knock the Delhi HC doors again after calling off the mediation after it faced quite a few hurdles. Senior Advocate Sriram Panchu who was the mediator between this high-profile partner banter, submitted the mediation report to the Delhi HC on 2nd November, 2020. Delhi HC’s order for mediation […]