India: Study Shows That Cases Registered Under POCSO Act, 2012 Will End By 2022- Why do Children Have To Wait That Long?
A new study which was published by Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) on Saturday showed that the children sexual abuse cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, will end by 2022. What this means is that sexually assaulted children will have to wait until 2022 to get Justice. According to the result of the study, Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh states have the highest backlog of cases to dispose off. The result also showed that the number of registered cases under the Act increased by 151% between 2009 to 2014.
India: Racial Discrimination: Sacked American Workers Drag TCS To Court
American workers that were relieved of their jobs by Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, a top Indian IT outsourcing firm will on Monday face a bench of a Federal Court in the United States. The sacked workers had dragged the company’s management before the court for alleged racial discrimination. It was recently reported that the US office of TCS had fired some American Engineers because the workers were not assigned to any of its clients. In a statement issued by the IT outsourcing firm, the firm noted that it has complied with both state and federal laws when it comes to employment.
France: Sex Workers Had Fun At The France Sex Workers Festival
Sex workers across France over the weekend had fun at the first ever Sex workers’ festival which took place in Paris. Sex workers trooped out in mass to catch a glimpse of what the day would look like. A sex worker, who craved anonymity said the festival was organized in a bid to criticize the country’s Prostitution law and to promote their rights. They carried placard bearing the inscription “Sex Work is Work”.
India: Delhi HC’s Verdict In Hashimpura Exposes The True State Of India’s Criminal Justice System
The recent decision of the Delhi High Court in the custodial killing case in Hashimpura has revealed the true state of the country’s rule of law. The case occurred more than 30 years ago. The Criminal Justice System in India has suffered a lot of setbacks and there are no reforms in sight. Most elites who have the political will to effect change have not deemed it fit to reform the country’s Criminal Justice System. The custodial killings had resulted in communal riots and hundreds of arrest.
India: Bombay HC Acquits 10 Accused In The Harshad Mehta-led Securities Scam
The Bombay High Court bench presided over by Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi on Thursday discharged and acquitted ten persons who were accused in the Harshad Mehta-led securities scam. The 10 accused are seven workers of the State Bank of India Capital Markets Limited (SBI Caps) and State Bank of India (SBI) and three others. The 10 accused were charged to court for duping SBI Caps over Rs 105 crore 26 years ago. Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi discharged the accused after CBI’s Banking, Securities and Fraud division failed to present evidence against them.
UAE: It Could Cost You Dh 500,000 If You Invade Someone’s Privacy
For those that may not be aware, invading someone’s privacy could cost you a whopping Dh 500,000. This is according to Article 21 of the Federal Decree Law No. 5 of 2012. However, there is a clause in the law which advised members of the public to seek a local authority’s permission before invading the Privacy of a suspected criminal.
India: 2017 Act To Cover Medical Establishments, Bombay High Court Rules
The Bombay High Court bench presided over by Justices R K Deshpande and Vinay Joshi on Friday ruled that the Maharashtra Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2017 will cover medical establishments. The court ruled that medical outfits with more than 10 employees will register under the state government while those will lesser workers will be intimated to a local facilitator. The court made the ruling after hearing a petition filed by Pradeep Arora, a pediatric surgeon who had sought the court intervention on the definition of establishment under Section 2(4) of the Act.
India: We Are Dissatisfied With The Transfer Of Justice Akil Kureshi To The Bombay HC, 20 Senior Lawyers Tells CJI
Twenty senior advocates have written to the Chief Justice of Indian expressing their dissatisfaction over the transfer of Justice Akil Kureshi, the most senior Judge at the bench of the Gujarat High Court to the Bombay High Court. The advocates also copied a Collegium of the Supreme Court who effected the transfer. According to the letter as seen by pressmen, the advocates noted that the move by the Collegium will send a wrong signal and reduce the morale of independent judges.
Ireland: Courts Have The Power To Grant Or Deny Bail, Minister Of Justice Says
The Irish Justice Minister, Charlie Flanagan on Sunday asserted that a court of competent jurisdiction has the power to either grant or deny an accused bail. Flanagan made the remark at a Radio station when he was answering questions from members of the public concerning last week’s conclusion of the Central Criminal Court case which saw the sentencing of 25-year old Berkeley to 14 years in prison for rape offenses.
India: It Is Not A Crime For Advocates To Represent A His Client Accused Of Maoist, Madras HC Says
The Madras High Court bench of Justice MV Muralidaran recently held that there was nothing wrong for an advocate to represent a client that was accused of having links with Maoist. The Judge added that it is the duty of a lawyer to represent whoever was accused of links with Maoist. The judge made the assertions after discharging advocate Murugan who was implicated for representing a client who had links with Maoist.
India: CCI TO Organise A Conference On Competition Law And Public Procurement
The Competition Commission of India will today organize a conference with a view to brainstorming on Competition law and public procurement. The Union Finance Minister and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley will be the keynote speaker and the Chief guest of the conference. The head of the CCI, Sudhir Mital on Sunday said the National conference is being organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. The conference would provide an avenue for stakeholders to brainstorm on the way forward.
US: California Voters To Decide On Chicken Cage Ban
In a bid to change the way animal lovers buy and consume animals across the state, California voters will on Tuesday file out to vote with a view to deciding on the State’s chicken cage ban. If the voters support the ban, more egg farms would join the industry to junking their cages. According to those who are aware of the Development, by 2022, egg-laying chickens would no longer be put in a cage.
Canada: Doctors In A Fix On How To Handle Young Children Requests On Doctor-Assisted Suicide
Amid the controversy that the Canadian top Court’s decision had generated over the issue of doctor-assisted suicide, Canadian doctors are currently in a fix on how to handle youngsters’ requests to die by medical assistance. According to Dr. Adam Rapoport, who is a Pediatric director at the Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, the issue is giving doctors in the hospital sleepless nights. He called on the government to look into the issue.
Australia: Visitors On Working Holiday Can Stay Longer In Australia, Government Says
The Australian government on Saturday said backpackers and visitors to the country can stay in the country longer in view of the government’s effort to help farmers fill up job vacancies. According to the Government spokesperson, Visitors would no longer leave the country after six months, they would continue staying to assist farmers to do some agricultural work.
Australia: Study Shows That Family Law Courts Are Crippling Family Financially
A new study recently published has shown that the Australian family law courts have Crippled the finance of most families. According to Zoe Durand, who is a co-author of the book, litigants, judges, and lawyers were separately interviewed before publishing the book. Durand added that the High cost of litigations has plummeted the finances of families that are in court to seek redress.