Legal Issues

Supreme Court Finally Upholds Right to Die with Dignity: Living Wills Recognised and Guidelines Framed

Reading Time: 8 minutesA path-breaking judgement of the Supreme Court recognises the right to die with dignity as a Fundamental Right and other major judgements from various courts of India. Here’s a weekly round-up, for Different Truths. In a path-breaking judgment, the Constitution Bench of 5 judges of Supreme Court has recognised right to die as a fundamental […]

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In Defence of Euthanasia: The Right to Refuse Treatment and Die with Dignity

Reading Time: 16 minutesIn a historic and landmark judgement on Friday (March 9), the Supreme Court of India allowed passive euthanasia. A Constitution Bench, led by the CJI Dipak Misra upheld that the fundamental right to life and dignity includes right to refuse treatment and die with dignity. It stated that the fundamental right to a “meaningful existence” […]

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Ensuring Dignity in Life and Death Selectively: Majority of Indians Live in Wretched Conditions

Reading Time: 4 minutesPerhaps more significant is the part of the verdict that deals with a distressed person’s right to end life voluntarily. As a first step towards giving judicial support to the right of a person to commit suicide, the court reversed a 22-year-old judgment that said the right to life did not include the right to […]

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Supreme Court Lands in another Major Crisis: Judicial Impropriety in Conflicting Judgements on Land Acquisition

Reading Time: 8 minutesConflicting judgements on land acquisition exposes a major crisis in judicial impropriety. Here’s a weekly round-up of the major decisions of the courts in India as also legal policy developments, for Different Truths. The Supreme Court again seems to be involved in another crisis, with questions of judicial impropriety and challenging conventions raised. The issue […]

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It May be Time to go for Non-Human Judges: AI Could Have Faults, but so do Our Human Judges

Reading Time: 3 minutesNew contours of judicial processes are emerging, which might help in instituting a more acceptable and transparent system. Artificial intelligence is one such area. Technology and law are converging in a manner that might make it possible to integrate and even interchange human and non-human roles for better delivery of justice. Artificial intelligence, more understood […]

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Centre Appoints New Prosecutor for 2G Spectrum Case

Reading Time: 7 minutesHere’s a report on the 2G Spectrum case and other weekly round-up of major cases for Different Truths. The Government of India, in a surprising development, appointed Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General of India, as the Special Public Prosecutor (‘SPP’)conducting “prosecution, appeals/revisions or other proceedings” arising out of the cases relating to 2G spectrum investigated […]

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