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Volume 2 Issue 1

Foreword by Lord Bhikhu Parekh

Editorial Note

We have now reached the third issue of the GNLU Journal of Law Development and Politics. The journey has not been smooth as a road of roses. There were thorns and bushes which we had to weed out in order to reach this stage. But at the end of the day, the thorns which pricked stop bleeding, when you smell the roses red and wonder, how beautiful is the flighty temptress, literature!!

Law and the other fields have played the role of best friends to bring about a convergence which has been a proof of the chequered form of writings we present.

In this issue, we have dealt with the political economy and tried to combine with the ever influential topic of rule of law which is highly discussed by scholars all around the world. Beauty of a thing lies in the contrast. We have tried to travel from the Wealth of Nations to the Idea of Justice, centuries apart yet immortal in approach.

Science and law has wedded in this issue by the TRIPS agreement and the patent rights being deliberated up on. It has been a ride through the scientific demeanors and legal hotspots in 'order to reach to a favourable conclusion.

The international fora is not far behind, with us leading a deb ate and a deliberation on the topic of Copenhagen summit which has been criticised by thousands across the globe. The issue of global warming has also been addressed.

We have tried to present a sort of a dichotomy in this issue. By clubbing the concepts of international humanitarian law, we try to resuscitate the slumbered masses in order to be open to the concepts of child warriors in armed conflicts.

The journal promotes development. From the revolution and the romanticism of Roy, we have gone on to the more modern concepts that of the issue of constitutional reforms which has been the most demanded of all the topics in this issue with two articles raising a heated discussion to raise the concern of the readers.

We see the diversity of topic s when we read the multiculturalism dialogue on the burqa and its problems. International Relations, Law, Politics and Philosophy, merges in this issue to bring on a comparative dialogue. In this issue we find that GJLDP treads into the controversial religious and political topics which is causing a flurry across the globe.

The issue concludes with the picture speaking a thou sand words, by trying to make the black and white of ours a little colourful, by adding a flurry of revelations and of course, intellect.

From the evergreen fields of constitutional law to the newly evolving sports law, we show the change and variety of genres and make variety the spice of this edition.

At the conclusion, we stand mesmerized at the variety of outlook, the chagrins of change and the col ours of controversy.


The Political Economy of Development and the Rule of Law

George Steven Swan

Patenting of Micro-Organisms in the TRIPS Regime: India’s Regulatory Options and the Negotiating Mandate within TRIPS Agreement

Nupur Chowdhury

Global Warming and Climate Change: The Aftermath of Copenhagen

Prof. S. Chatterjee and Aditya Chatterjee

Back off of my Burqa, Hands off my Hijab: French Resistance to Multiculturalism and Franco-Muslim Resistance to Assimilation

Kristin Grossman

Child-Soldiers: Their Recruitment, How they are Treated and Position in International Law

Karmanye Thadani and Shubham Saket


Constitutional Rights and State Obligation

Hon’ble Mr. Justice J. S. Verma

Sports Contracts – A Primer

Anish Dayal

Peaceful Change Through Democracy

S. N. Sahu

Uniform Civil Code – A Voluntary Transformation

Tinju V. Thomas and Vinita Jones

Book Review

Prof. N. K. Jha