Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network April 21, 2018 2:49 pm Change Font Size Anushka Singh is Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, Ambedkar University Delhi. She graduated from Miranda House and did her Masters from Lady Sri Ram College. She went on to do her M.Phil and PhD from the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi where she also taught the Masters students, briefly. She was previously employed at the Gargi College, University of Delhi. She was awarded the Visiting fellowship for doctoral research at Tagore Centre for Global thought, King’s College, University of London, England in 2014. She was also awarded the ICSSR Doctoral fellowship in 2015. Her areas of interest include nature of state, intersection of law and politics, people’s movements and democratic rights. In this interview with LIVELAW, she answers specific questions about her book, Sedition in … [Read more...] about ‘Persecution In The Name of Sedition Finds Popular Acceptance in India’, Says Anushka Singh, Author of the recent book, ‘Sedition In Liberal Democracies’
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Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: MK Sanu April 16, 2018 12:27 pm Change Font Size The choice of philosophy underlying an ideal environmental law is perplexing. The story of human civilization is also about human being’s confrontation with nature and his /her exploitation of nature and its resources. So an environmental law could be anthropocentric. At the same this nature belongs to all living beings in their natural environment and hence an environmental law should promote the peaceful co-existence of all living beings on planet earth. This is called the eco-centric approach. Since human beings are the authors of these laws, there is every possibility of the whole gamut of environmental law showing anthropocentric shades. Or a middle path is achievable between these approaches? Substantive environmental law seems to attain this objective. But implementation of environmental protection norms leaves a lot to be desired. The quality of environment and … [Read more...] about Environmental Law In An Aggressive Neo-Liberal Era: An Account Of Environment Law Reform Initiatives In India
Charles Moore 6 April 2018 • 9:30pm At any one time, we are supposed to live by certain public doctrines. In our secular age, you might expect these to fade away, but actually the opposite is happening. We live in a swirl of public doctrine, expressed in words such as “inclusion”, “diversity” and “tolerance”. These are commingled into something called “British values”. To the untutored eye – by which I mean the eye of almost anyone – the meaning of these words is obscure. Where is the “diversity”, for example, in banning a male-voice choir in the police? Where is the “tolerance” in classifying a speech against homosexual acts as a “hate-crime”? Talk of “British values” is an attempt to synthesise all this stuff, and to enforce... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles … [Read more...] about In the battle between equality and religion, must religion always lose?
Right of speech, press freedom and right of access to information are basic personal rights of citizens, which are articulated in the international conventions on human rights. Human rights are clearly defined and outlined in Vietnam’s 2013 Constitution. Early this year, the website “Dan luan” (danluan.org) and some Western news agencies spread “a call for the rights to speak and listen to the truth”. The document was recognized by some illegal websites and signed by some individuals who were self-styled as “political dissidents”. Surprisingly, a number of websites based in the U.S., Canada and Australia as well as foreigners voiced support for that document, which, in fact, distorts the right of speech, the freedom of the press and Internet in Vietnam. Photo for illustration. Source: govap.hochiminhcity.gov.vn The document instances several criminal cases, in which the accused used social networks, particularly Facebook, … [Read more...] about Do not complain until perceiving Vietnam’s law on access to information
That decision denounces wrong viewpoints and disinformation about human rights in Vietnam, including those of press freedom. Press freedom from the angle of international law Internationally, press freedom is regulated specifically in international law. Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 19 December 1996, confirms that: “Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.” The article further states that “the exercise of the rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries with it special duties and responsibilities. It may therefore be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are … [Read more...] about Vietnam well ensures press freedom in accordance with international law on human rights