The traditional centers for commercial arbitration were London and the US, which were also the centers of business and economy. Now the top five commercial centers are in Asia. Moreover, the development of geopolitical ideas and international laws and conventions are also being driven by Asian economies, said Singapore Law Minister K Shanmugam in an exclusive interview with India Today.
Justice UU Lalit, who is set to succeed CJI NV Ramana, noted that public debates and criticism are vital to a healthy democracy.
India Today TV spoke to several members of the legal fraternity on the government’s decision to scrap five tribunals in the country including the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. Here's what they had to say:
In Part 1 of interview “Behind the Screens with Mukul Rohatgi”, India Today’s Nalini Sharma speaks to former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on how the pandemic has changed the way of working for the lawyers and the courts, the problems and the advantages of the current system and the way forward for the Supreme Court.
Everyone doesn’t have the guts they have shown: Former SC judge on students accused in Delhi riots case
Former Supreme Court judge Deepak Gupta applauded the three students accused in the Delhi riots case who were granted bail by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.
In a special interview with India Today TV, former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi shared his views on courts’ role during the Covid-19 pandemic, including the jolts given to the governments to act urgently and who should bear the blame for the mismanagement of the two waves.
“Sensitizing law enforcement agencies will go a long way in decongesting prisons,” Mukul Rohatgi said.
Virtual hearings have both pros and cons, must continue after pandemic, says Abhishek Singhvi | Interview
As virtual hearings seem to have come to stay for the foreseeable future, India Today TV spoke to senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi about his experiences and opinion.
Luthra says the interference of the courts in “policy matter” became necessary only because the Centre had not put the required medical infrastructure in place to fight the pandemic.
Virtual courts a 'stop gap arrangement', massive drop in number of cases heard: Ex-additional solicitor general
India Today TV spoke to senior advocate and former additional solicitor general Dr Pinky Anand about her views on the working of courts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The NDPS Act was amended to “restructure”, “rationalise” and provide stringent punishment for those involved in drug trafficking while providing leniency for the drug users and addicts.
Executive Chairperson of the National Legal Services Authority, Justice UU Lalit, spoke to India Today TV and said the six-week outreach programme, recently held by Nalsa, was successful.