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Privacy on the Internet? You must be Joking!

The very beginning of civilization is characterized by man building shelters to protect himself from predators and acquiring land. This later got transformed into property rights and associated privacy rights. Over the years we have had many people approaching the Court over invasions to their right to privacy- people aggrieved by other trespassing their property or police putting them under constant surveillance or even the LGBT rights activists - all claiming the contravention to their right t

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Consume Your Rights!

Meera was having a wonderful time with her friends at a fancy restaurant, enjoying her exotic dish and reminiscing about the good old days. Suddenly she bit on something that definitely was not mushroom, but tasted and felt more like a metallic object in her mouth. Her expensive, newly installed teeth were badly chipped by the stray piece of metal which on closer inspection turned out to be a rusted washer that had detached itself from the pan the dish was cooked in. Of course, the washer being

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Legal system is a puzzle, let design & tech tools be the cheat-sheet!

Gone are the days when advocates used to be known as liars and ambulance chasers, greedy predators on the lookout for easy prey, said no one ever. It is quite a sad image actually for a profession that is such an important part of the justice delivery system. In fact if someone were to start an organization called Lawyers with a Conscience, many would think it is a joke. After all, how could anyone with a functioning conscience defend an offender? Couple this mild loathing (hopefully mild, that

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It’s Raining Bizarre Laws!

Have you ever come across a law and thought “Why in the world does this law still exist?” These laws may seem strange to you because they are out-dated or are just plain ridiculous. In fact, India has about 3000 central statutes that are obsolete. Therefore, many of these laws are usually repealed right? Well, many of you know that recently, Mr. Modi’s government decided to repeal over 120 laws and this was (and still is!) particularly significant. Removing these laws has resulted in less

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Knowing your rights should be as easy as liking this post!

Knowing your rights as a citizen is very important and that’s when LawForMe steps in. Legal jargon can indeed be very complicated but it is still important for citizens to know their rights and to challenge injustice when they come face to face with it. When someone says the word ‘law’, for some reason most of us (including me) have this image of professional looking people wearing black gowns and sometimes even wigs, holding a long scroll which consists of words that none of us outside th

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Technology-Design-Law, Walk Into A Bar… Soon Everyone Followed!

From the onset of our involvement with LawForMe, it was clear that this was a project of crucial importance, one that had the scope to incorporate design innovation.  As designers, it has been a joy to watch and contribute to this process of making laws easier and universally accessible. Despite the technological revolution, it’s astonishing to see how little the legal system of India has adapted to the change. When it comes to communicating a basic understanding of the legal framework to

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LawForMe: Emergence

"Serendipity: the effect by which one accidently stumbles upon something truly wonderful” I started working in the area of legal reforms in 2009. My work has been born completely out of passion. I worked the way I did because that felt right. I somehow always knew that if my heart was in the right place, the road ahead will chart itself out. Setting the stage for Innovating Justice Competition! It was only briefly that I had met Sam Muller from the Hague Institute for Internationalisa
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