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.

Stories By Olav Albuquerque

In a state where inequality trumps
equality, justice is a chimera

In a state where inequality trumps equality, justice is a chimera

510 students have written to the Chief Justice of India, seeking stringent action against Hathras Police & the district administration

CBI left loopholes for acquittals

CBI left loopholes for acquittals

The Liberhan Commission report comprises primary evidence which could have been relied upon in the judgment of the CBI special court

We need media trials to 
expose the rot in Bollywood

We need media trials to expose the rot in Bollywood

The curbs thought of by the HC to make the state regulate news channels had never been envisaged by our founding fathers

Katju’s antics result in PIL against him in SC

Katju’s antics result in PIL against him in SC

The former SC judge has said Nirav Modi would be made a 'scapegoat' were he to be extradited to India

Kangana vs. Shiv Sena potboiler

Kangana vs. Shiv Sena potboiler

There is no doubt that the feisty actress enjoys the right to free speech under Article 19 (1) (a)

Dilution of question hour questionable, say MPs

Dilution of question hour questionable, say MPs

Without actually doing so, the government has diluted Article 105, by allowing only unstarred questions to be asked

Prashant Bhushan wins victory for free speech

Prashant Bhushan wins victory for free speech

By refusing to apologise, the activist-lawyer declared such a forced apology would be “insincere” because he felt no remorse for his twe...Read More

Justice Arun Mishra's term ends: A look at the last days of the SC judge

Justice Arun Mishra's term ends: A look at the last days of the SC judge

As they are selected in secrecy and not elected, SC judges are accountable only to their own conscience

Sushant Singh Rajput case: Suicide or murder?

Sushant Singh Rajput case: Suicide or murder?

The people of India have a right to know how the actor and his former manager died

Fair criticism is not contempt

Fair criticism is not contempt

Shoulders of Supreme Court broad enough to endure Prashant Bhushan’s criticism

Contempt law needs to be revamped

Contempt law needs to be revamped

The vague law of contempt is being misused to stifle legitimate criticism of the courts and judiciary.

Utopian justice should not turn dystopian

Utopian justice should not turn dystopian

When litigants have used Article 32 in the Supreme Court, at least some of them have been lambasted by the court—perhaps for wasting prec...Read More

Body of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey at LLR hospital, in Kanpur

Gangsters have a right to life

Uttar Pradesh has flouted the Constitution by making a mockery of life and liberty, turning it into a police state.

Police brutality hardly punished

Police brutality hardly punished

The power of arrest in need of reform and restriction

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?

Xi Jinping

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

Under the wily guise of press freedom

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

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