Legal News Shots- The Best Shots of the Day

Legal News Shots- The Best Shots of the Day
Legal News Shots- The Best Shots of the Day

INDIA – Delhi Government Is Prepared To Appoint Paralegal Volunteers At Police Stations

The Delhi Government has eventually prepared a cabinet note for the appointment of paralegal volunteers to 50 ‘ sensitive ‘ police stations in the national capital. Volunteers were required to deal with complaints about missing kids and other crimes against minors. An order adopted by the Supreme Court in 2013 requested all states and union territories to appoint such volunteers at all police stations. In a status report submitted last month, the Delhi Government notified the High Court that the law department had prepared a cabinet note for the “enforcement and deployment of paralegal volunteers at police stations.”

INDIA – Students Of NLSIU Avoid End-Term Exams In Bengaluru

Students at the National Law School of Indian University (NLSIU) in Bengaluru boycotted their end semester examinations, which were planned to start on Saturday. The students have stepped up their protests calling for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor to be nominated by the Search Committee. The students sat outside their examination halls and told their faculty members that they would not attend the examination until their request had been met. However, Vice-Chancellor M.K. Ramesh indicated in an e-mail to the students on Monday that if anyone disrupts the operations, they will be dealt with firmly by law. A press release sent by the Student Bar Association (SBA) on Sunday said the students had no alternative but to continue their protest.

INDIA – The Proposed Common Netting Law May Help To Free Up The Capital Of Banks

To reinforce the derivatives market and free up surplus leverage capital, the government plans to implement a common netting law for all financial institutions and intermediaries, a top official informed ET. Such a provision would allow companies, mainly banks, to set aside assets based on their net position rather than their gross position while participating in counterparty settlements and trades. Netting is a prevalent practice followed in most developed countries where settlement is based on net positions in bilateral or multilateral financial agreements rather than on gross positions. An official said that the law is a component of the long-term reforms of the central government to make it easier to do company and free up capital reserves, in particular, to create a better derivatives market.

USA – Many independent contractors are not thrilled As California employment law has been rewritten

State Capitol Democrats and organized labor say that their new “gig” law will correct the misclassification of 1 million California workers who are falsely considered to be independent contractors. But their thinking reflects a misconception. Or maybe it’s just ignoring the reality of rope in more dues-paying union members. If these workers are reclassified as employees of someone under the law, they will be eligible to join the union. The apparent misunderstanding is the nature of the work of many people in the 21st century. Gig law advocates, including Gov. Gavin Newsom, treat 1 million independent workers as if they were steelworkers or coal miners — or field-handed weeding tomatoes with short-handed hoes under a boiling sun.

INDIA – Surana & Surana National Trial Advocacy Moot Court Contest Held

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College lately conducted the Surana & Surana National Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition and the National Judgment Writing Competition initiated by Justice B R Gavai, Judge, Supreme Court of India. Justice Prakash Deu Naik, judge, Bombay High Court, and Shivajirao Kadam, chancellor, Bharati Vidyapeeth were among others present. Gavai said, “The law is not static, but dynamic. Law is evolving according to the requirements of society. Law has developed since ancient times, as in Shruti’s, Smruti’s, Manushastra, Kautilya’s Arthashastra, where equality of law is essential, that even the king is not above the law.”

INDIA – SC Will Operate At Full Strength With 4 New Judges

First, for the Indian judiciary, the Supreme Court has 34 judges — the approved full strength — as four new judges took the oath of office on Monday. The oath was administered by Ranjan Gogoi, Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justices Krishna Murari, S Ravindra Bhat, V Ramasubramanian, and Hrishikesh Roy have taken the oath in a simple function in the courtroom 1 of the Chief Justice. With the increase of the number of judges in the apex court with a total sanctioned power of 34, including the CJI, opened the doors of two new courtrooms, numbered 16 & 17, to accommodate the new judges. Four new judges were former Chief Justices of respective High Courts, namely V. Ramasubramanian of Himachal Pradesh, Krishna Murari of Punjab and Haryana High Court, S.A. Ravindra Bhat of Rajasthan High Court and Hrishikesh Roy of Kerala High Court.

CANADA – The OPP No Longer Identifies The Gender Of Victims And The Accused Engaged In Crimes

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Service will no longer publish the gender of those charged with crimes and those who are victims of an offense. The policy shift arises as a result of a legislative review and the need to be more progressive, the spokesman said. “When we reviewed our standard operating procedures, we realized that we included information that was not allowed to be released,” said Sgt. Carolle Dionne, spokesman for the Ontario Provincial Police. The OPP states that a periodic review of the Law on Police Services, the Law on Freedom of Information, Protection of Privacy and the Ontario Human Rights Code has led to a change. These pieces of legislation have not been updated lately.

INDIA – Congress Calls For A New Law To Regulate Private/Corporate Hospitals

The Congress Party on Monday (September 23, 2019) requested that the Telangana Government establish a regulatory authority to oversee/monitor The operating of private/corporate hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and diagnostic facilities centers throughout the Telangana State. Led by the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Minorities Department Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail, a delegation of Congress leaders today met with Minister for Medical, Health & Family Welfare Etala Rajender at his residence. They referred to the latest comment by the Health Minister, in which he accused some private clinics of fleecing patients by spreading the fear of Dengue with the sole purpose of making profits.

INDIA – India Authorities Force Non-Profits To Sign Affidavits Vowing Not To Participate In Religious Conversion

Authorities in India are allegedly now requiring foreign-funded non-profit employees to sign notarized affidavits stating that they will not participate in religious conversion. The Indian Home Ministry announced on Monday restrictive amendments to the Foreigners Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). The new requirement begins about two years after the Christian child sponsorship organization Compassion International was compelled out of the nation by a crackdown on foreign aid.

UNITED KINGDON – Study Assesses The Effects OF Alcohol Law On The Homeless

Researchers will analyze how the legislation has influenced drinkers since its inception into force. Experts from three universities, including the University of Victoria in Canada, will also participate. Last May, Scotland became the first nation in the world to apply the minimum unit price of alcohol. Prof. Carol Emslie, co-leader of the project, said: “We need to investigate the prospective benefits of this policy for the homeless, but we also need to know any future negative consequences. Scientists will also collaborate with colleagues at Stirling University and Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

INDIA – SC To Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary “No Responsibility…” For Failing To Control Lawyers

The Supreme Court today summoned the Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary to discuss the state’s lack of control over its lawyers. The Supreme Court, fuming about the inability of lawyers representing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s government to react to the notices, advised the Home Secretary that unless the state sets its house in order, it will be compelled to argue their case. “If no lawyer reacts to the Supreme Court notice, the Home Secretary will have to appear before the court to defend the case,” the court said. The case in question concerns a 16-year-old Muslim girl who claimed that her supposed marriage to a 24-year-old Muslim man was valid under Mohammedan law. The court will now hear the case on 1 October, when the girl, her supposed husband, and her dad are to be brought before it.

INDIA – SC Issued General Reprimand Against “Interference” In Judicial Appointments, Transfers Doesn’t Augur Well For The Institution

On Monday (September 23, 2019), the Supreme Court issued a general reprimand against “intrusion” in judicial appointments and transfers, stating that such intrusions did not “open well” for the organization. The admonition from the bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi came in a petition submitted by the High Court Advocates Association of Gujarat concerning the recommended appointment of Justice A.A. Kureshi. Chief Justice Gogoi noted in an order that matters of judicial appointments, transfers, etc., go to the “root of the administration of justice.” The judicial review was severely limited, according to the order.

AUSTRALIA – Support Agencies Say Family Law Inquiry Will Divert Resources From Helping Victims To Writing Reports

Support agencies will be compelled to withdraw funds from frontline services if they wish to engage in a controversial investigation, according to Karen Willis, Executive Officer of Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia. “We’re going to have to decrease resources for women’s services, and that’s going to weigh strongly on all of us,” she said to The World Today. “But if we don’t engage and try to impact this inquiry, and end up with some really weak recommendations, that’s going to impact service provision and women’s lives and children’s lives and safety for the next 10, 20 years.”

INDIA – Goa Bar Council  And Maharashtra Cautions Advocates Against Applying For Work Through Newspaper, WhatsApp Advertisements

Following a recent resolution, the Maharashtra and Goa Bar Council warned proponents against soliciting job through newspaper advertisements and WhatsApp. A letter published last week also warns lawyers of immediate action in the case of any infringements brought to the notification. The letter published by State Bar Council Secretary to the Bar Associations across Maharashtra and Goa points out that, according to the rules of the Bar Council of India (BCI), such advertising is strictly forbidden. The letter also states that the Punjab & Haryana Bar Council had earlier regarded a similar topic and adopted the Allied directives. In the light of the same, the letter says, “All advocates in the State of Maharashtra and Goa are therefore forbidden from making any kind of advertisement in this context.”

INDIA – Delhi Government Sets Out Guidelines To Ensure That Rescued Labor Children Are Not Taken Out Of School

Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar noted that the Delhi Action Plan was submitted by the National Commission for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (NCPCR) and accepted by the court in its orders of 15 July 2009 and 5 November 2014. The Delhi Government has developed rules to ensure that kids who are rescued as workers are registered in school and are not taken out to be forced into child labour, officials said on Monday.  According to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) established by ‘ Samagra Shiksha, ‘ part of the Delhi Government Education Department, the District Urban Resources Coordinators (DURCC) will be part of the District Task Force (DTF) set up by the Delhi Government Labor Department in each district.

IRELAND – Majority Of Individuals In Ireland Support Legalizing Assisted Suicide

The Irish people think that assisted suicide should be legalized in Ireland. The recent Amárach / Claire Byrne Live poll for discovered that 55% of individuals believing that assisted suicide should be legal in Ireland. The survey discovered that 22% opposed the legalization of assisted suicide, while 23% said they did not know. Men were slightly more likely to support legalization than females, with 58% supporting legalization compared to 53% helping females. There was no vital distinction based on social background. Those from well-off backgrounds mainly supported legalization, with 57% assistance. People from low-income backgrounds also endorsed modifications to the legislation – 54% endorsed legalization.

INDIA – Post Office Workers Can’t Skip Poll Obligation, Bombay HC Rules

The High Court of Bombay refused to grant any relief to employees of the Post Office who had received notification from the Election Commission (EC) asking them to participate in the job related to the upcoming elections to the Assembly. The Court, while refusing their petition, stated that the EC had not done any wrong by requesting them to do the election job. The Division Bench of Justices S.C. Dharmadhikari and Gautam Patel heard a petition lodged by the staff of the Post Office. Urging the Court to direct the EC not to assign an election duty to them, the petitioners argued that 1,521 was the necessary strength of the staff in the post office, but that only 768 posts had been filled, so that employees were already overburdened with work.

ASIA – Student In Their Thousands Rally Against Indonesian Bill To Prohibit Extra-Marital Sex

Thousands of students protested at rallies across Indonesia on Monday (Sept. 23) against a new criminal code that would outlaw sex outside marriage and gay sex, as lawmakers met with the president to discuss how to proceed with a bill that has separated Indonesians. On Friday, President Joko Widodo ordered a delay in the scheduled vote on the controversial Bill which was originally scheduled for Tuesday-and said that 14 articles needed further review before the new Parliament, whose term will begin next month, would deliberate on it. On Monday, students rallied in the capital Jakarta-where some climbed the gates of the Parliament to hang banners-and cities like Yogyakarta, in central Java, and Makassar, on the island of Sulawesi, to oppose the Bill.

INDIA – Show Red Light To Accidents With Enhanced Surveillance, Not Penalties

Law will only bring about order in the area of its operation if it is scrupulously implemented; and the new Motor Vehicle Act, with its improved and sky-high penalties, does not fall within the scope of the exception. The Statute itself is transformed into an effective instrument for bringing about a change in the social and legal system only after it has been translated into reality through its forceful imposition. But a thin line separates the good and the unjust law, and the execution portion of it makes all the difference. Proper regulation can transform itself into ineffective, exploitative, and even draconian, if not correctly implemented. The new traffic rules, the fear of the unexpected that comes with them, and the increased penalties are for those who tend to abide by them.








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