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Ex Post Facto: Meaning, Explanation and Case Laws

This article titled ‘Ex Post Facto: Meaning, Explanation and Case Laws .’ is written by Sahajpreet Bhusari and discusses the doctrine of ex post facto. I. Meaning and Origin Ex post facto is a legal term of Latin origin. It literally means ‘from a thing done afterwards’. Ex post facto law refers to a law that has a… Read More »

Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat: Origin, Meaning and Case Laws

This article titled ‘Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat: Origin, Meaning and Case Laws.’ is written by Sahajpreet Bhusari and discusses the doctrine of non-excusat. I. Origin and Meaning Ignorantia juris non excusat is a legal term of Latin origin. It literally means that ‘ignorance of the law is no excuse’[1]. Ignorance of fact can be excused however ignorance of the… Read More »

Is the Defence of Diminished Responsibility fairly constructed under English Law?

This article titled ‘Is the Defence of Diminished Responsibility fairly constructed under English Law?’ is written by Kshitij Pal and discusses the concept of diminished responsibility under English Law. I. Introduction The statutory concept of diminished responsibility has been an easy target for any critic since its establishment in 1957 under section 2 of the Homicide Act.[1] Calls for… Read More »

The influence of Hindu and Muslim Laws on the Indian Legal System

This article titled ‘The influence of Hindu and Muslim Laws on the Indian Legal System’ is written by Antariksh Anant and discusses the influence and impact of Hindu and Muslim laws in shaping the Indian Legal System. I. Introduction The Indian legal system is an innovative blend of Hindu, Islamic, English, and other elements with a long and… Read More »

A detailed study regarding the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment

This article titled ‘A detailed study regarding the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment.’ is written by Thomas Sebastian and Thomas P B and discusses the deterrent effects of capital punishment. In this article, the researchers have tried to undertake an intense and holistic study regarding the deterrent effect of Capital punishment by evaluating the violent crime rate in countries with… Read More »

Case Analysis of Chacko v Mahadevan (2007)

This case analysis of Chacko v Mahadevan [AIR 2007 SC 2967] is written by Siya Jindal and presents a critical analysis of the said case law. I. Law Points 1. Section 12(b) of the Indian contract act which says:[1] Contract with a drunkard is void. Partial or ordinary drunkenness is not sufficient ground to treat the contract as void.… Read More »

Estoppel

This article titled ‘Estoppel’ is written by Sahajpreet Bhusrai and discusses the doctrine of estoppel. I. Meaning and Origin The term “estoppel” is derived from the French term “estouppail” which literally means to stop up and refers to curbing the imbalance of the situation. In the most general words, it is meant to prevent one party from being unjustly… Read More »

De Novo

This article titled ‘De Novo’ is written by Sahajpreet Bhusari and discusses the concept of de novo. I. Meaning and Origin De novo[1] is a legal term of Latin origin. It is derived from the Latin word ‘anew’ which literally means ‘from the start or from the beginning’. II. Explanation When the court takes up any case afresh, no… Read More »

Justice HR Khanna- On a Fearless Pillar of the Judiciary

This article titled ‘Justice HR Khanna- On a Fearless Pillar of the Judiciary’ is written by Eshanee Bhattacharya and discusses the life, works and contributions of Justice H.R Khanna. I. Introduction If the Indian constitution is our heritage bequeathed to us by our founding fathers, no less are we, the people of India, the trustees and custodians of the… Read More »