Are Arbitral Assistants Writing Awards? Examining The Role of Tribunal Secretaries in International Arbitration

(This post is authored by Saarthak Jain, a third year student of National Law School of India University, Bangalore) As the commercial arbitration industry continues to grow in terms of popularity and revenue generated, several ethical and procedural issues have cropped up in recent times. One such grey area is the involvement of assistants or secretaries in the substantive tasks …

Interview with Vice Adm. Vijay Shankar (Retd.) at the CIRIL-IPCS Symposium

On the sidelines of the CIRIL-IPCS Symposium, The Envoy caught up with Vice Adm. Vijay Shankar (Retd.). Vice Adm. Shankar has been the commander of the Strategic Forces Command which is tasked with deploying and maintaining India’s nuclear weapons. He was also commander-in-chief of the Joint Services Command based in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  His operational experience is backed …

United States pulls out of Iran Deal – II

(This post is authored by Bhavesh Seth, a fifth year student of National Law School of India University, Bangalore) On 8th May, 2018, US President Donald Trump announced USA’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (‘JCPOA’). President Trump criticized the “poorly negotiated” deal for failing to restrict Iran’s destabilizing activities in …

Legal Voids in India’s Policies on Migrants and Stateless People: A Case Study of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

(This post is authored by Angshuman Choudhury. Angshuman is the coordinator of the South East Asia Research Programme at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi. He Tweets at @angshuman_ch. ) In the next few months, the government of Assam will release the final draft of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC)—a Supreme Court sanctioned and monitored …