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Bombay High Court- Liability of employee is on principal employer #Goodnews

by indialatest A ruling by Bombay High Court that should interest labor activists and leftists in general. The court recently ruled that in case an employee faces an accident, it will be the liability of the principal employer, and not the contract… Continue Reading →

The last rites of sick units

Workers wait long enough to get dues after liquidation proceedings M J Antony  May 21, 2013 BS  Winding up an industrial unit is usually followed by a swarm of creditors. Financial institutions have the stamina to withstand the laborious procedures under various statutes…. Continue Reading →

Manipur encounter deaths show pattern of carelessness, says Supreme Court #AFSPA

J. Venkatesan, The Hindu Centre assures Bench that it will come out with dos and don’ts for security forces The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh… Continue Reading →

Six encounter cases in Manipur not genuine: Panel to SC

New Delhi, April 4, 2013, Agencies   A Supreme Court-appointed committee probing six cases of alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur informed the court on Thursday that these were not genuine encounters and the victims, including a 12-year-old boy, did not have… Continue Reading →

Ardent Atmosphere Prevails In Manipur Over Probe Into Extrajudicial Killings #AFSPA

Acknowledging the positive response of Supreme Court towards the families of the victims of extrajudicial executions, family members and human right activists in Manipur are hoping that upcoming independent probe will deliver a long denied justice, and expose the harsh… Continue Reading →

Executing the Mentally Retarded: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia #mentalhealth

ANDREW COHEN FEB 13 2013, 11:54 AM ET The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have an opportunity to reinforce their historic ruling banning capital punishment for criminals with low IQs. They should take it. Reuters The story of Warren… Continue Reading →

#India – Madras High Court Bench saves paranoid schizophrenia patient from execution #mentalhealth

MOHAMED IMRANULLAH S. , The Hindu , Jan 12,2013 Sets aside his conviction and orders treatment at Institute of Mental Health The Madras High Court Bench here on Friday came to the rescue of a person suffering from paranoid schizophrenia… Continue Reading →

#India- To hell with modesty- #Vaw #Law #Patriarchy

TO HELL WITH MODESTY The vocabulary of sexual assault framed in the 19th century still persists in the IPC KIM ARORA TIMES NEWS NETWORK , Jan 19,2013 Language is seldom value-neutral. It is more like a looking glass that shapes… Continue Reading →

#India “Rarest of rare principle has not been followed uniformly.”Justice A.P. Shah #Deathpenalty

V. VENKATESAN, The Frontline Interview with Justice A.P. Shah, former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY  “Rarest of rare principle has not been followed uniformly,” says Justice Ajit Prakash Shah.  Justice Ajit Prakash Shah, former Chief Justice… Continue Reading →

Santosh Hegde panel to probe #Manipur encounter deaths

LEGAL CORRESPONDENT, The Hindu, Jan 9,2013 The HinduFormer Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde. File photo Supreme Court rejects State’s demand to entrust job to NHRC A high-power commission headed by the retired Supreme Court judge, Santosh Hegde, will probe six encounter… Continue Reading →

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