LIJCRL: Volume II Issue II


Rohingyas of Myanmar: Whether the Persecutions Constitute Genocide (!) By Md. Pizuar Hossain, Lecturer, Department of Law East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The persecutions of the Rohingyas were being committed by the Myanmar army and other security forces under the guise of maintaining “national security” since years. Recently, one United Nations Special Rapporteur visited Myanmar and published a report on the interviews of 204 respondents who left Myanmar and are living at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh as refugees.  Read More

Why Long-term Debt Instruments Cannot Be Deposit Substitutes By Russell Stanley Q. Geronimo, University of the Philippines College of Law

The definition of deposit substitutes in Philippine tax law fails to consider the maturity of a debt instrument. This makes it possible for long-term bonds to be considered as deposit substitutes if they meet the 20-lender rule, taxable at 20% final tax. However, long-term debt instruments cannot realistically function as deposit substitutes even if they fall in the hands of 20 or more lenders. Read More

Initiatives Towards Police Reforms In India: An Analysis By Dr. Sarika Tyagi & Ms. Apeksha Choudhary, Faculty of Law, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut (UP)

Police is the protector and executor of law and order in the society but in this present commercialized world, capitalistic theory is much popularized in which the main motto is to gain and gain only by hook and crook. Everyone is deviated from the path of dharma, whether a legislator, executor, judicator, journalist or a police personal because they all are human being and a human is an error by birth.Read More

The Role of Legislations in Abolishing Manual Scavenging By Vrinda Arora & Saloni Kabra Univeristy of Petroleum and Energy Studies

The practice of manual scavenging in India lives today in a milieu apparently antagonistic to its incidence as a country that has long been tagged the world’s largest democracy having a progressive and protective constitution forming the fundamental law of superior obligation with an apex court performing the function of a sentinel on the qui vive and a system of laws intended to forbid and penalize acts of discrimination on the basis of caste. Read More

Appeals: A Conceptual Discussion By Raj Krishna & Kumar Sushant, Chanakya National Law University, Patna

Human judgment is not infallible. Despite all the provisions for ensuring a fair trial and a just decision, mistakes are possible and errors cannot be ruled out. The Code therefore provides for “appeals” and “revisions” and thereby enables the superior courts to review and correct the decisions of the lower courts. Apart from its being a corrective device, the review procedure serves another important purpose. Read More

Rights of an Arrested Person By Keshav Gaur & Teejas Bhatia JEMTEC School of Law, Gr.Noida, Affiliated to GGSIPU, New Delhi

In today’s scenario where we talk about equality among people we should not differentiate between arrested person and other people of the society while providing certain fundamental rights. In this view the Indian Constitution and the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 has provided with certain fundamental rights to the arrested person.Read More

Adultery Law: A Draconian Penal Provision in Today’s Era By Heer Shah, SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai

An out-dated law is considered to be a species of injustice- Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 which deals with criminalizing Adultery is one such penal provision which needs to change. The author, in the course of the arguments mentioned in the paper makes an attempt to establish that the provision needs to be decriminalized, made gender neutral or altogether be abolished. Read More