Olav Albuquerque

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Olav Albuquerque holds a Ph.D. in Media law and is a journalist-cum-lawyer of the Bombay High Court.

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Shifting stands on press freedom

Shifting stands on press freedom

Can guarantee of free speech override the gag orders imposed under the Disaster Management Act?

China is under the heel of Chinese Communist Party, not rule of law

China is under the heel of Chinese Communist Party, not rule of law

What we in India do not understand is the Chinese do not have a system of "rule of law" or "right to life" on par with India or the civil...Read More

Technicalities must not defeat justice

Technicalities must not defeat justice

If what Reepak Kansal and Yatin Oza allege is true, it is a cause for concern. For all citizens need access to justice without legal tech...Read More

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Under the wily guise of press freedom

A high profile TV anchor is allegedly misusing his celebrity status to browbeat and intimidate the Mumbai police which sets a dubious pre...Read More

Independence of superior judiciary in question

Independence of superior judiciary in question

Not challenging the government is reneging on judiciary’s oath to uphold the fundamental rights of all citizens.

Supreme Court wakes up from slumber

Supreme Court wakes up from slumber

Just as the Supreme Court had implicit trust in Indira Gandhi's government during 1975-77 , when it declared the right to life was a “gif...Read More

Mao Tse-tung, also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China,

China shows blatant disdain for rights to life and liberty

China's actions flout Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Pol...Read More

Maharashtra: Every doctor counts in these dire straits

Maharashtra: Every doctor counts in these dire straits

The Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1897 has never before been invoked to deal with a pandemic.

States bait tipplers to gain some revenue

States bait tipplers to gain some revenue

Shops and Establishments Act has been revised by every state for liquor excise revenue to fall entirely into state coffers and not to the...Read More

45th Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Dipankar Datta was sworn in by the Governor after the judge drove 2000 kms from Calcutta to Mumbai

No cause justifies abusing freedom

From a TV anchor that incites communal fervour, to lawyers who presented themselves in baniyans on video calls, freedom is being overstre...Read More

Heckled judge Dipankar Datta  could be blessed by elevation to the Supreme Court

Heckled judge Dipankar Datta could be blessed by elevation to the Supreme Court

The putative 45th Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Dipankar Datta, will probably be elevated to the Supreme Court and, if all goes ...Read More

Limiting free testing to the poorest

Limiting free testing to the poorest

This is how the Mumbai police will justify their lathi-charge to disperse the alleged migrants who had gathered in thousands to return to...Read More

Supreme Court

Modernisation of courts in the offing

This is why some advocates have written to CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde, asking for the creation of an Emergency Fund under the Advocates Act ...Read More

 CJI Ranjan Gogoi surpasses his predecessor CJI Dipak Mishra

CJI Ranjan Gogoi surpasses his predecessor CJI Dipak Mishra

The 46th CJI Ranjan Gogoi surpassed his predecessor in creating controversies by taking an oath as a Rajya Sabha member on Thursday amids...Read More

Book Review: A scholarly work on Shi’ism in the Muslim world

Book Review: A scholarly work on Shi’ism in the Muslim world

He has done enormous work by visiting the madrasas or seminaries, expostulating their theology which is definitely in consonance with Isl...Read More

Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Delhi Riots: Amit Shah presents same old wine in new bottle

The Law Commission of India’s report on “hate speech” conveniently junked as academic treatise

Delhi Violence: UN bid to intercede in SC not illegal

Delhi Violence: UN bid to intercede in SC not illegal

India’s refusal to accept the locus standi of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to intervene in the Supreme Court does not appear...Read More

Why Justice Mishra calling PM Modi a 'versatile genius’ is deeply shocking

Why Justice Mishra calling PM Modi a 'versatile genius’ is deeply shocking

When judges hail a prime minister, the judiciary quails because judicial independence has failed. And this parody is displayed for the gl...Read More

Mumbai High Court

Consternation over transfers of judges

Independent-minded judges upholding the law are transferred as a disciplinary measure

Dissentients vital for a democracy to thrive

Dissentients vital for a democracy to thrive

The law of sedition, like the law of contempt of court and the archaic Official Secrets Act, 1923 is often misused by the powerful to j...Read More

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