Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015

February 4, 2016

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 has come into force on January 15, 2016. It replaces the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000. Background The first proper intervention by the government of India in justice for children was via the National Children’s Act, 1960. This...

National Anthem and Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act 1971

January 17, 2016

In December 2016, the Supreme Court has ordered cinema halls to mandatorily play the national anthem before every screening and all those present in cinema halls have to “stand up to show respect.” This judgement says that such practice would instil a feeling of committed patriotism and...

Biological Diversity Act – 2002

January 11, 2016

India enacted Biological Diversity Act in 2002 for giving effect to the provisions of the CBD. Objective of this act is to regulate the access to genetic resources  and protection of biodiversity. This act provides for establishment of statutory bodies such as National Biodiversity Authority, State Biodiversity...