Handbook on The Right to Information Act
The courts are interpreting the provisions of bail in strict sense and the new theories of bail are spelled by them. Complete and updated in all respects this edition comprises of various aspects of bail provisions, practices, procedures along with relevant Acts, Rules and judicial precedents governing them. This also includes full account of legislative changes.
The chapters including Bail, Parole and Furlough, Bail for Non-bailable Offences, Anticipatory Bail, Cancellation of Bail, bail Bond, Role of Police and its Power and Duties, Police Interrogation and First Information Report, Investigation and Framing of Charges along with other chapters have been thoroughly updated and improved so that the need and the purpose of the readers can be fulfilled.
The new case laws and new Specimen Forms also have been added. The additional informations have been added to the appendices viz. List of Bailable Offences, List of Non-bailable Offences, Major Offences under POTA 2002, the Prevention of Money-Laundering Act 2003, NDPS Act 1985 and the provisions under COFEPOSA 1974 to make the book more informative.
In recent times, the Internet has emerged as a medium with immense potential, posing many new and interesting challenges. It is not surprising that there have been many attempts to regulate and control this medium, especially through the use of laws and regulations. This exciting publication explores the various aspects of cyber law and cyber regulations, taking the reader through a multitude of legal and policy issues that the Information Age poses.
Topics covered in this book range from evidentiary aspects and digital signatures to intellectual property concerns such as copyright liability and rights in domain names; from cyber crime and cyber porn to the regulation of free speech on the Net and the right to privacy. A new chapter on Cases on Computers, Internet, e-mail etc. have been added.
Employing a comparative law approach, this book, in itsÂ fourth edition, not only takes into consideration the changes brought about by the Information Technology Act of 2000, but also contains the latest developments alongwith a comprehensive guide to this legislation. Being wide-ranging as well as in-depth in its coverage of Indian Cyber law, this publication is a must-read for judges, lawyers, Policy makers, researchers, investigators and students as it is for anyone who would like to keep abreast of new developments in the legal system, concerning Information Technology.
The structure of judiciary, the attitude of its organs, and the judicial process have an important bearing on the behaviour of the accused. The more a person is crushed in the judicial process, the less are his chances of resocialization. This book examines the role of judiciary in criminal justice system in India.
Taking a close look at the judicial approach towards investigating a crime, it makes a comparative study of legal aid in England, USA and India. It further analyzes to what extent the organs of judiciary influence the correctional programmes meant for the rehabilitation of the offenders.
Also, it presents an elaborate discussion on access to justice and judicial reforms court and case management, and the scenario of backlog of cases.
The Author shares his experience as Additional Solicitor General of India and takes a very positive view about India's future, pinning his hopes on India's youth. He writes contemporaneously, never written earlier by an incumbent of this office, on completion of 3 years tenure. The book should be of immense interest to every lawyer, judge, academician, government official, policy maker, and every person the world over interested in knowing the fist hand experience of a top law officer of the largest democracy in the world.
A Unique book of its kind, it utility rises above time. In his book, Bishwajit talks candidly about his experiences and ordeals while holding the post of ASG and also exposes shocking details on how the Central Agency (that handles the government litigation) is managing its tax cases worth thousands of crores in the courts.
President's office in India has not received adequate attention and space in writings on our country's Constitution and Polity. In fact, there has been a sustained and systematic effort in the academia and in politics to underrate, undermine and even denigrate the importance and relevance of the institution of the President of the Republic.The analysis presented here has been worked out after deep study and experience. It seeks to establish a more balanced perspective on the role of our Presidents in discharging their obligation to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the law" and to devote themselves "to the service and well-being of the people of India."
The immediate provocation to publish this study somewhat in haste, no doubt, happened to be the 2012 Presidential election, but it is believed that it would always be found useful by all concerned citizens and scholars and students of India's Constitution, Constitutional Law and Political System. For, it also presents an agenda and a blueprint for future.
Full texts of some documents including the correspondence between Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Attorney-General and Alladi Krishnaswamy Aiyar are being brought in the public domain probabely for the first time. It is hoped that this timely publication would be widely welcomed, that it would generate a national debate and that it would be of lasting value.
Mr. Justice Iyer is an Honorary Visiting Professor of the National Law School of India University. Bangalore and a promoter of its Community Law Reform Programme.He has been honoured with several coveted awards and distinctions from various organizations around the world.
Space technologies are critical to diverse human activities including communication, education, navigation, and remote sensing, meteorology disaster management and military. Naturally, keeping the space assets secure has become a major necessity for the states. Any damage to such assets would lead to excruciating consequences. In order to ensure safety and security of these assets it is important to establish a mechanism for international cooperation relating to the activities in exploration and use of outer space. For this purpose the European Union (EU) had floated an idea of a code of conduct for activities in outer space in 2008. Over the last four years some discussions and deliberations on the draft circulated by the EU had taken place and certain modifications in their proposals have been carried out and accordingly the draft has been modified.
Appreciating the universality of this subject the EU has put forth this draft as an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities for multilateral negotiations. This book debates a range of issues in regard to this code and presents a diversity of views from experts representing various parts of the world. These discussions involve largely the geopolitical, technological and legal interpretations of this draft.
This book traces the history of judicial activism and its relevance in India since 1773, when the Supreme Court was set up under the Regulating Act. Over the years, the judiciary in India has often been criticised for being too intrusive with respect to the functioning of other complementary organs of the State — the executive and the legislature. Nevertheless, by interfering in parliamentary affairs it has surfaced, in many instances, as a decision-maker on critical matters of governance and policy.
With a fascinating range of sources including legal cases, books, articles in newspapers and periodicals, published lectures, historical texts and records, the author pre-sents the complex sides of the arguments persuasively, and contributes to new ways of understanding the func-tioning of the judiciary in India.