Law and MoraLity

As an initiative to establish a common interface to share intersecting issues and enhance their understanding among the SAARC nations, Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT) and Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida in 2015 initiated SAARCLAW Mooting Competition and Law Students Conference. It is needless to mention that the SAARC region largely faces similar problems and cross-border legal issues. The Competition is named after the father of Modern Legal Education in India, Padma Shri Prof N.R. Madhava Menon, to commemorate his contributions to not only the Indian legal education, but also to the SAARC region. From 2015, Prof. N.R. Madhav Menon SAARCLAW Mooting Competition and Law Students Conference is being organized annually in collaboration with SAARCLAW and Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT). The theme for the fourth SAARC Law Students Conference which was held in 2019 was ‘Law and Morality: SAARC Perspective’. This volume is an edited compilation of the selected papers presented in the conference along with invited articles from faculty and research scholars.

In the quotidian life, every individual is bound by certain moral benchmarks that they are judged against. These judgments ensue from the general demeanor and interactions that individuals partake in as a part of collective community. Personal moral standards may not always lie parallel to the shared and established moral obligations, but might intersect at some point. Morality as a notion stemmed from the need for a streamlined social order, with a proper code of conduct that would allow for an unambiguous understanding of right and wrong. Since bygone times, an overarching system of morals has acted as the unwritten rules for behavior that became socially acceptable for larger good of the civilized society. Moral codes were established and required to be adhered to, fundamentally in order to regulate human relationships and behavior in consonance with religious virtues and broader ethical concerns within civilizations.


Disaster Management Law

South Asia is facing the wrath of natural disasters with greater frequency and intensity. During the recent years, countries in the region have endured a series of catastrophic disasters compounding their pains of poverty and poor performance in various sectors of human development with devastating earthquakes, floods, cyclones and droughts playing havoc with poor communities. Disasters are levelling off the meagre gains accumulated over the decades. The continuous effort for Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management seems to be insufficient in comparison to the rapidly increasing and reoccurring natural calamities. The prospective vision, preparedness, quick relief mechanism and risk reduction approach needs to be strengthened to understand and deal with the wrath of nature. Undertaking this concern, The Third SAARC Law Students Conference was held on the topic ‘Disaster Management Laws in SAARC Countries’. The topic was selected to make SAARC law students to study in-depth the issues concerning increasing rates of disasters in SAARC region so that the existing legal mechanism for disaster management can be critically analysed and more practical solutions can be identified. The edited volume ‘Disaster Management Laws in SAARC Countries’ contain selected research papers presented in the Third SAARCLAW Mooting Competition, Law Students Conference and South Asian Colloquium 2018 organised by Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida with Technical Support SAARCLAW and Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT). The articles real-life situation of people and places affected by natural calamities; identifies the lacunae in the present legal provisions; examines the reasons for the ineffective implementation of governmental policies and schemes for Disaster Management in SAARC regions and globally and further, suggests the way forward.

Rights of Indigenous People in SAARC

This book is an enquiry into the extremely important and much misunderstood topic: the nature and relations of indigenous groups and the political processes those are initiated for such groups within larger policies. This work is an insight to the complex problem of indigenous peoples' participation in the governance and management of their traditional lands and resources. The book analyses and reviews the relations of indigenous groups within large multiethnic states, especially the South Asian countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The chapters of this work give an understanding common and international nature of the issues faced by indigenous people: the disappearance of diversity and traditional ways of life, ecological degradation, and the loss of vital knowledge about how to live in harmony with the environment. The book will also be a guiding work for an international audience. Inspiration and guidance for this task is said to come from standards established by international law, as well as the practices and experiences of other states. The inspiration and guidance for this work is based on the standards established by international law, as well as the practices and experiences of the selected states. The book will help the policy makers and other stakeholders to take the debates beyond the context of native title and tenure, to indigenous self-government and involvement in the management of native title lands and waters. The present book contains various viewpoints of authors on aspects relating the economic development of indigenous people, lands of indigenous people and the protection of such lands, description of various rights’ issues of indigenous people in Nepal and Sri Lanka and finally also issues relating to self- identification of the indigenous people


Magna Carta and Human Rights: The Legacy of 800+ years

Magna Carta and Human Rights: The Legacy of 800+ years is an edited volume comprising articles written by Judges, Human Rights Commission Chairpersons and Members, Faculty and Students of Law elaborating the significance of Magna Carta in the development of human rights and allied legal principles. This book is being published in continuation of the academic celebrations of 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, jointly organized by the Common-wealth Legal Education Association (Asia-India Chapter) and the European College of Law, London. Magna Carta is said to be the oldest document of rights signifying the Rule of Law, Justice, Peace and liberty. The Charter has influenced all freedom movement of the world and stimulated many human right bill and declarations. This book elaborated the different spheres of ever evolving relationship between Magna Carta and human rights principles. These aspects are elaborated in details in various chapters such as Magna Carta and Freedom of Speech, New Media, the New Magna Carta, Magna Carta and Constitution, Magna Carta and Women, Magna Carta and Rule of Law, Magna Carta and Human Rights, etc. The chapters looks into the role of Magna Carta in bridging ‘rights’ gap and protecting individual freedom, privacy etc. Each article reflects the immense influence the Great Charter continuously holding in the global legal history.