Belt and Road Initiative: A boon for the International Trade or a Multi-Trillion-Dollar blunder?

Belt and Road Initiative: A boon for the International Trade or a Multi-Trillion-Dollar blunder?

When Xi Jinping took over as the President of the People’s Republic of China in 2013, one of the first things he undertook during an official visit to Kazakhstan and Indonesia was to announce the plan for reviving the historic Silk Road. The Silk Road was a term that was given to a massive network…

Incorporating Artificial Intelligence into Arbitration

Incorporating Artificial Intelligence into Arbitration

Introduction Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the ability of computers or computer-controlled robots to perform tasks that require human intelligence and human capabilities. This means programming machines in such a way so that complex human tasks are completed in a fraction of second without the need for human interference. The world is no stranger to the…

TRADEMARKS, COLOURISM AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STANDARDS

TRADEMARKS, COLOURISM AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STANDARDS

STRUCTURE: Advertisements, logos- Trademarks connection Domestic Trademark law Grounds of refusal International Trademarks and FTA’s Refusal and removal The effects of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement with its genesis on US soil seeped into countries such as India, Nigeria et al. where skin lightening creams came under flak. Countries such as the aforementioned spread across…

Recognition of Corporate Human Rights Obligations in Nevsun Resources: An Attempt to Close the Governance Gap

Recognition of Corporate Human Rights Obligations in Nevsun Resources: An Attempt to Close the Governance Gap

Introduction In recent times, the state-centric conception of international law has been increasingly questioned by scholars emphasizing on the conceptual possibility as well as practical necessity of imposing direct international human rights obligations on corporations. Keeping in line with this building momentum, the Canadian Supreme Court (the “Court”) last year in Nevsun Resources Ltd. v…