By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday revived a lawsuit by villagers in India seeking to hold a Washington-based international financial institution responsible for environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed. The justices ruled 7-1 that there are limits to immunity for entities like the one involved in this case - the International Finance Corp (IFC) - under the 1945 International Organizations Immunity Act, just as there are for foreign countries under a 1976 law called the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. The court, in a decision written by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, overturned a lower court's ruling that the IFC, part of the World Bank Group, was categorically immune from such lawsuits under U.S. law. The IFC provided $450 million in loans in 2008 to help construct the coal-fired Tata Mundra Power Plant in Gujarat, India. IFC loans included provisions requiring that certain environmental standards are met. … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court revives India power plant lawsuit
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By: Manav Malhotra 22 Jan 2019 6:06 PM GMT Supreme court of India invites online applications from Indian citizens who fulfil the following Essential Qualifications and other eligibility conditions, as on 28.2.2019, for preparation of a panel of suitable candidates for engagement as Law Clerkcum-Research Assistants in the Supreme Court of India purely on contractual basis. Name of the Post: Law Clerkcum-Research Assistants Stipend: 50,000/- Age: Candidate must not be below the age of 18 years and above 27 years as on the last date of receipt of applications. Essential Qualifications:- The candidate must be a law graduate (as on the date of appearing at interview) having a Bachelor Degree in Law (including Integrated Degree Course in Law) from any School/College/University/Institution established by law in India and recognized by the Bar Council of India for enrolment as an Advocate. Candidate studying in the fifth year of the Five-Year Integrated Law Course will also be … [Read more...] about Law Clerk-Cum-Research Assistant Recruitment At Supreme Court Of India
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: charu mathur November 12, 2018 10:20 am Change Font Size Following tweet by a journalist has gone viral. CJI Gogoi shocked as an Adl District Judge argues his promotion plea in Hindi. — harish v nair (@harishvnair1) November 1, 2018 This has lead to lot of ‘trolling’ in social media space. Several persons have expressed opinion criticizing the Court as ‘snobbish’ and ‘elitist’. But has the Court committed any wrong by its response in the above manner? Let us examine. Before proceeding further, it will be beneficial to see the Constitutional scheme in relation to language. In the Constitution of India Part XVII titled ‘Official Language’ groups language into following distinct groups viz: Language of the Union, (Art 343-344); Regional languages, (Art 345); Interstate Communication (Art 346-347); Language for the courts and Legislative Process (Art.348) and … [Read more...] about English- The Language Of Supreme Court Of India
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law July 3, 2018 7:17 pm Change Font Size “In 2017, we can see that while Article 19 freedoms were not that strongly prominent, Article 25 Right to Freedom of Religion protection was very strong”, Jayna Kothari, Editor, Rights in Review & Director, Centre for Law & Policy Research. ‘Rights in Review’ is an annual review of the decisions of the Supreme Court of India on the protection of fundamental rights, prepared and published by Supreme Court Observer under the aegis of Centre for Law and Public Research. The first review was published in 2014. In 2017, the fourth edition of the Review was published, covering the decisions of the Supreme Court dealing with fundamental rights in the year 2017. In this interview with Live Law, Jayna Kothari, the Editor of Rights in Review 2017 edition and also the Director of Centre for Law and Policy Research, shares her insights and reflections … [Read more...] about Dissecting Supreme Court’s Protection of Fundamental Rights- In conversation with Jayna Kothari, Editor, Rights in Review
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Chanakya Sharma June 9, 2018 1:08 pm Change Font Size In case of Supreme Court, the right to transparency must end an inch before the right to speculate is created. The proponents of live streaming often advance various examples but chief among them is, other countries where the practice prevails, comparison of court with Parliament and the fact of latter allowing live streaming, and the need for educating the masses on how courts decide cases, and so forth. All these reasons combined together are too tempting for a neutral citizen to not favor live streaming. However, a deeper analysis of each of these reasons would entail that they cannot be blindly applied to decide the issue. The eminent judge from United States Supreme Court Justice Scalia was once asked as to why the proceedings in Supreme Court and other federal courts be not telecast live so that people can be educated about what goes into the courtroom … [Read more...] about Should The Supreme Court Proceedings Be Live Streamed?