Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties
The recently tabled US Free Flow of Information Bill that seeks to balance the right to protect journalists? sources with the people?s right to free flow of information and also the state?s duty to...
Minority Rights and Human Rights The Rights of Minorities: A Commentary on the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities edited by Marc Weller; Oxford University Press...
The police force has been abused systematically by successive governments at the centre and in the states. Its independence has been undermined and its morale sapped. The wonder is that it is still...
Thus far, the Supreme Court's denunciations of custodial torture have had little effect. The 113th report of the Law Commission had recommended suitable amendments to the Indian Evidence Act of 1872...
It was incorrect for the government to appoint a former director of the Central Bureau of Investigation as a member of the National Human Rights Commission. The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition...
The crackdown on the press in Jammu and Kashmir, of which the harassment faced by Greater Kashmir is only an instance, makes up the latest attempt by security agencies to ?neutralise overground...
The Indian Constitution does not guarantee the right to privacy as a fundamental right. However, the Supreme Court, in two recent rulings, has included the right to privacy within the ambit of the...
The bill intended by the UPA government as a replacement for POTA retains some of the bad features of the repealed legislation. Moreover, in some major ways, as in the onus placed on organisations...
The Indian Constitution assigns matters of legislation related to 'theatres and dramatic performances' exclusively to state governments; this function, in some instances, has been delegated to the...

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