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INDIA – Government Approves A Bill To Increase The Number Of Supreme Court Judges To 33

On Wednesday (July 31, 2019), the central government approved the introduction of a bill to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from the present 30 to 33, excluding the Chief Justice. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said there is a need for more judges as many matters are pending in the Supreme Court. Once Parliament cleared the bill to raise the power of judges, the number of judges would go up to 33, excluding the CJI. Currently, the Supreme Court is operating with its complete approved force of 31, including the CJI after four fresh judges were administered the oath of office in May.

 

INDIA – The Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill May Change India’s Behaviour On Roads

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill was passed on July 23 by Lok Sabha. With the expansion of the Budget Session, the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill is all set to become a law as it has cleared the Rajya Sabha and is now awaiting the President’s final signatures. The proposal seeks to infuse more discipline on highways by tightening rules and growing penalties as well as eliminating redundant laws. The minimum penalty for breach of traffic rules and regulations has been increased from Rs 100 to Rs 500. The maximum penalty has been fixed at Rs 10,000 for several offences. The bill also provides humane face to individuals who assist victims of road accidents.

 

INDIA – Indian Doctors Are Protesting Against The Proposed Law Enabling Non-doctors To Practice Medicine

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday (July 31, 2019) after India’s lower house parliament approved the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill on Tuesday (July 30, 2019). It was enacted by a voice vote among opposition political parties such as the Indian National Congress, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, and the Trinamool Congress walkout. The bill proposes to amend the 1956 Indian Medical Council Act and set up the NMC to replace India’s Medical Council (MCI), which was dissolved in 2010 following accusations of bribery against its president.

 

USA – Trump Sues To Prevent House From Obtaining Its New York Tax Returns

President Donald Trump sued for blocking a US House of Representatives Committee to obtain his New York (NY) State tax returns, with his lawyer accusing the democratically controlled board of “presidential harassment.” In a US filing. District Court for Columbia District, Trump’s attorneys, asserted that a law adopted by New York State previously this month that would give the House Ways and Means Committee access to the president’s state tax returns violates his constitutional rights. It quoted a press report that the chairman of the House panel, Democratic Representative Richard Neal, is mulling under the law-making a request that New York could almost instantly meet. “Thus, President Trump was compelled to bring this lawsuit to protect his legal freedoms,” his lawyers wrote.

 

INDIA – Indian Supreme Court Law Clerk Assistant 2019 Result Published, Check Latest Updates at https://sci.gov.in

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) released the results of the 2019 Law Clerk Assistant Exam on July 30, 2019. All applicants who appeared for an interview for the Indian Supreme Court Law Clerk Assistant posts can check their results from the Indian Supreme Court’s official website – sci.gov.in. It is noted that a total of 63 candidates were shortlisted for interview for the Indian Law Clerk Assistant Posts Supreme Court. Concu 06, 07 and 08 May 2019 was interviewed for the posts.

 

INDIA – Lok Sabha Sets Out Tough Laws To Evict Unlawful Occupants Of Government Assets

The new bill makes illegal occupants pay government damage monthly if the eviction order is challenged in a court of law. Lok Sabha on Wednesday (July 31, 2019) established a powerful law to evict illegal occupants from the estate of the state. The previous law made it hard for the state to evict unauthorized occupants from housing properties. Union government offers to the house to Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members, as well as other representatives and government staff. However, due to the cumbersome and time-consuming provisions in the existing law, it was difficult for estate officers to evict illegal occupants after the expiry of their term or retirement from the service. Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep P. Singh has moved the 2019 Lok Sabha-approved Amendment Bill to the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants).

 

USA – The U.S. Federal Death Penalty Protocol Undergoes Fresh Legal Scrutiny

Plans by President Donald Trump’s administration to resume executions of prisoners sentenced to death for federal crimes will face a stiff court challenge, but a judge’s decision on the legality of its new lethal injection protocol may come too late for five men scheduled to die starting in December. Attorney General William Barr’s announcement on July 25 of a single drug protocol to execute federal inmates jump-started a long-running civil lawsuit challenging the capital punishment processes of the Justice Department as a U.S. breach. Constitution and federal laws regulating how regulations are enacted. The eventual ruling in the suit could follow a planned fresh round of executions is carried out on the five males accused of murder and other charges.

 

INDIA – SC To Hear Unnao Rape Case Tomorrow, CJI Acknowledges The Letter Written By The Victim’s Family

On Wednesday (July 31, 2019), Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took suo moto acknowledgement of a letter compiled by the Unnao rape victim’s family alleging threats from males of Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldip Sengar. The court will hear Thursday’s case. The court also called for the victim’s medical report. The court also asked the court’s secretary-general to clarify the reason for the delay in putting the letter before the CJ if it was actually obtained on July 17. The Chief Justice asked the court registry on Wednesday to submit a reply within one week as to why the delay in placing the July 12 letter written by the rape victim and her family seeking security before him.

 

INDIA – Delhi HC Rejects The Plea To Amend The Law On Sexual Harassment At Workplace

On Wednesday (July 31, 2019), the Delhi High Court (HC) declined to make a plea seeking directions from the Center to consider amending the law on sexual harassment at the workplace to provide for the protection of victims as well as witnesses of retaliation. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said that the court could not advise the legislature to amend the law. It is not the court’s role to advise Parliament to amend the law, the bench said, and a lawyer disposed of the complaint. The petitioner, who is also a lawyer, claimed to have experience in dealing with the sexual harassment law and held discussions and seminars to sensitize companies and employees about the provisions of the Act.

 

UNITED KINGDOM – Driver Who Filmed The Crash Could Alter The Law

Ramsey Barreto was found guilty two years ago of using his phone to film a crash in northern London. The 51-year-old then successfully appealed with his lawyers arguing “he didn’t use it to interact.” Now two High Court judges have criticized the 16-year-old legislation on driving and mobile phones. Emma tells Newsbeat that the decision wasn’t a loophole, but an example of the law not being properly used. At the hearing, the High Court judges agreed that the mobile phone laws of 2003 had failed to evolve with the rise of smartphones. “In the meantime, police officers who pull you over for fiddling with mobiles are more likely to charge you for driving without proper care.

 

INDIA – SC Calls On The Government To Regulate Ola, Uber To Ensure The Safety Of Female Passengers

On Wednesday (July 31, 2019), the Supreme Court (SC) told the central government to consider bringing in a law to regulate mobile app-based taxi service providers such as Ola and Uber to guarantee the safety and security of female passengers. A court bench headed by Justice S.A. Bobde also requested petitioner Nipun Saxena to create a reference to the Ministry of Transport and propose legislation to regulate app-based aggregator services. The court order came when the petitioner notified that there were no laws to control these service providers. The petitioner also informed the court that the central government had established rules and standard operating procedures for running a Crisis Center, but the state governments did not comply.

 

CANADA – SC Convicts A Man Barred From Cross-Examining The Victim Under The Rape Shield Law

Canada’s top court (Supreme Court) has restored a man’s conviction that argued the rape shield law had prevented him from defending himself properly. While the court found errors in previous rulings that led to his conviction, it said there had been no miscarriage of justice. The man who is known as R.V. He was convicted of sexually interfering with a 15-year-old girl. To strengthen its case, the Crown presented proof that she became pregnant at the moment of the supposed assault. Ontario’s Appeal Court ordered a fresh trial, but the Supreme Court said it was a mistake and sentenced R.V.

 

INDIA – Ex-Judge Call On Government To Implement the Social Security Act

Informing that the Social Security Act has been pending with the state government for Ten (10) years to offer better services to individuals operating in the unorganized industry, H.N. Nagamohan Das, retired High Court judge, said it is an insult to the government if it frames the law and does not enforce it. Speaking at Wednesday’s (July 31, 2019) second State-level unorganized industry conference, he held consecutive governments accountable for not adopting industry welfare and social safety schemes. Ruing that some of the anti-social components diverted government attention from such a critical problem by raising commonly delicate problems, he said such individuals did not think in the aspirations of the Constitution that would guarantee a dignified life for any citizen.

 

INDIA – High Court Judge Bars Journalists From Entering The Court Till Further Orders

Calcutta high court judge Samapti Chattopadhyay, who is hearing trust vote in the Bongaon municipality and other local body cases, prohibited reporters from entering her courtroom on Wednesday (July 31, 2019) until further orders. At the beginning of the Bongaon matter hearing, Justice Chattopadhyay orally directed that journalists would not be permitted in her courtroom during the hearing of instances until further orders. Eleven councillors of the BJP had shifted the HC claiming that they were not permitted to enter the municipal body office for engaging in a ‘ no trust ‘ vote against the chairperson and that the administration did not follow the previous order of Justice Chattopadhyay to move a motion of no confidence.

 

DUBAI – New Rules For Wills Registration In UAE

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) courts have announced modifications to the Wills registration laws that will now accommodate all resident and investor assets across the emirates, as well as assets held outside the UAE. Effective July 1, 2019, the Wills Service Center of the Courts also confirmed that existing wills registered with the Courts could be amended free of charge until August 31, 2019, to include UAE-wide and non-UAE assets. “With nearly eight million expatriates living in the UAE, the Dubai government and the DIFC courts recognized the need for an innovative legal solution for non-Muslims providing peace of mind for citizens and investors, as well as enhancing the attractiveness of Dubai and the UAE as a location for expatriate talent and investment,” said Zaki Bin Azmi, Chief Justice, Chief Registrar.

 

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