Recalling the adoption of the Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law by the Commission on Human Rights in its resolution 2005/35 of 19 April 2005 and by the Economic and Social Council in its resolution 2005/30 of 25 July 2005, in which the Council recommended to the General Assembly that it adopt the Basic Principles and Guidelines,

Recognizing that, in the Charter of the United Nations, the peoples of the United Nations declare, inter alia , their determination to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

It will be seen that the English law on the subject has the same object as the relevant provisions of Section 123 of our Act. But, the provisions of Section 123 (2), (3) and (3A) seem wider in scope and also contain specific mention of what may be construed as “undue influence” viewed in the background of our political history and the special conditions which have prevailed in this country[AIR 1975 SC 1788 ]

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (‘the FPR 2010’) come into force on 6th April 2011.The purpose of this practice direction is to inform court users of the practice directions relating (only) to family proceedings which date from before 6th April 2011 (‘existing Practice Directions’) but will continue to apply after that date. Practice Direction – Practice Directions Relating to Family […]

For the purposes of the present Convention, the term “discrimination against women” shall mean any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.

The word ‘corroboration’ means not mere evidence tending to confirm other evidence. In DPP vs. Hester (1972) 3 All ER 1056, Lord Morris said: “The purpose of corroboration is not to give validity or credence to evidence which is deficient or suspect or incredible but only to confirm and support that which as evidence is sufficient and satisfactory and credible; […]

Crown courts hear serious indictable offences such as robbery, rape and murder. A judge has overall responsibility for the court with a jury of twelve people providing the verdict. They also hear referrals for sentencing and appeals from lower courts. There are approximately 90 Crown courts around England and Wales and they include the Central Criminal Court in the City […]

Party disputes on the Supreme Council were not the only destabilizing legacy of Lord North’s Regulating Act of 1773. The act also created a new royal court of justice in Calcutta, ‘the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal’, and the early history of the court was marked by bitter struggles between the judges and the Company government. Disputes over the jurisdiction of the court generated major debates about the scope of English law in India, the constitutional definition of the Company government, and the nature of Indian legal tradition and practice. In the process, the Company’s claims to govern according to the ancient constitution of the country were subjected to new levels of scrutiny-Sovereignty, custom and natural law: the Calcutta Supreme Court, 1774–1781 [Robert Travers, Cornell University, New York]

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