Volume XI, Issue I

This volume is considered to be published in December 2021

Foreword by Hon’ble Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Supreme Court of India

It is always a great honor when principal and eminent stakeholders of the legal fraternity contribute to its scholarship. Hon’ble Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul (Sitting Judge of the Supreme Court of India) has kindly shared his ideas and thoughts on several aspects relating to legal academia through a Foreword in Volume XI Issue I of the NLIU Law Review.



Seating the Arbitration: The Unfinished Journey of the Indian Supreme Court

This article is authored by Dushyant Manocha, a Partner at Manocha and Ghosh Law Associates. This article attempts to analyse the practice of Supreme Court of India with respect to ascertaining the juridical seat in international arbitrations, especially in cases where the arbitration agreement points to multiple locations.


The Differential state of the Indian Constitution – A Constitutional Anomaly

This article is authored by Fagun Sahni and Naimish Tewari, students at Symbiosis Law School, Noida. This article attempts to encapsulate the power of judicial review vested with the High Courts to evaluate a Constitutional Amendment, and the conundrum arisen as a result of territorial limitations and conflicting judgements which may potentially threaten the singularity of the Constitution leading to multiple interpretation being in force at the same time.


Understanding Social Security for Gig Workers: Analyzing Recent Developments

This article is authored by Ulka Bhattacharyya and Soumya Jha, Research Fellows at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. In this article, the authors attempt to discuss relevant developments in the United States of America and the European Union, as well as the status of India’s regulatory framework for providing social security to gig workers.


Music Streaming and Copyright Management through Blockchain Smart Contracts: Future really as it seems?

This article is authored by Yagnesh Sharma and Jaishwin SV, students at MNLU, Mumbai. In this article, the authors analyze the interplay between Blockchain Technology and Intellectual Property Rights and its effect on the legal sphere of streaming services.


The TBT and the PPE Conundrum: Is the WTO equipped to effectively enforce standards?

This article is authored by Ashutosh Arvind Kumar, a student at National Law University, Jodhpur. In this article, the author has analyzed the possibility of having a redressal mechanism for states that have imported substandard PPE kits in their fight against the COVID-19. The author then explores the possibility of introducing a reference paper regarding the regulation of standards for trade.


Book Review

Book Review: Rathore’s ambitious venture off the well-trodden path of preambular disquisition

This article is authored by Aditya Rawat, a Ph.D. Scholar at National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad. In this, the author analyzes Aakash Singh Rathore’s book, titled “Ambedkar‘s Preamble”. The author summarizes the thematic underpinnings and core arguments of the book and expresses his reservations and criticisms of the book.