Law commission

UP Law Commission drafts bill to control population growth

The Uttar Pradesh Law Commission is considering a proposal to introduce an LA to control population growth. The chairman of the Law Commission, Aditya Nath Mittal, said there should be control over the increase in population as it creates problems in the state. Judge Mittal, a former high court judge in Allahabad, is drafting a […]

Law commission

Duterte government appoints Harry Roque to International Law Commission

Roque, a former human rights lawyer before becoming Duterte’s spokesman, is seeking membership on a body that proposes rules and standards for the United Nations Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, spokesperson for controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is set to become a member of the United Nations International Law Commission. The Philippine government nominated Roque to […]

Law ministry

The Law Department selects 52 laws for review; uses other government departments for advice on them

The Department of Justice has identified 52 laws for review, including the Code of Civil Procedure, the Indian Succession Law, the Hindu Marriage Law, the 1937 Law on the Application of Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) and the Indian contract law. He contacted all ministries and departments, seeking their opinion on the relevance of these laws […]

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EC urges Ministry of Justice to address ongoing electoral reforms

India’s Election Commission has sent a fresh reminder to the Justice Ministry, asking for a “prompt review” of key electoral reforms pending with the government. At least 40 electoral reform proposals made by the commission are pending approval. In a communication sent to Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on May 17, the new chief election […]