What Do you Know about the Doha Declaration?

How it began Considering intellectual property rights and the right to access essential medicines still Doha declaration takes significant place. It gets the assistance of TRIPS agreement to support public health. From the beginning, the WTO Fourth Ministerial Conference was held on 9th to 11th November 2001 at the Sheraton, Doha, Qatar. The conference consisted of all […]

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Electronic Documents and Electronic Signatures.

Most of domestic as well as international transactions were based on paper document. Yet, after arisen of e-commerce, most of the transactions are being moved to electronic transactions. For the reason that, there are number of advantages of using electronic media other than paper based documents, such as low-cost, less amount of storage space, and […]

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Role of TRIPS Agreement in Public Health.

Intellectual property rights are elite rights which temporary granted by state for innovative intellectual works. Accordingly, once Intellectual property rights have been established, the property cannot be copied or used without the agreement of the owner. Considering the health sector, innovative ideas, drugs as well as medicines are very important as it helps to protect […]

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Let the Purchaser Beware.

According to the Sale of Goods Ordinance No 11 of 1896, a ‘contract of Sale of Goods’ is, ‘a contract whereby the seller transfers or agrees to transfer the property in goods to the buyer for a money consideration, called “the price”’ Sale of goods contracts can be absolute contract or conditional contract. According to the […]

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Absolute and Restrictive theory of sovereign immunity.

The doctrine of sovereign immunity is legal concept derived from English common law which elaborates; a State cannot be litigated in the courts under its jurisdiction by its own nations. In generally, sovereign immunity does not asylum government officers. For instance presidents, prime ministers, ministers…etc., also their activities. But under this doctrine, when a wrong […]

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Behavior of Exculpatory Defenses in Criminal Law.

Before we start this discussion, we have to identify what is a crime and also what is defense. So, crime is “an unlawful act as default which is an offence against the public and renders the person guilty  of the act and liable to punishment.”[1] So, action or omission of human conduct can be a crime. […]

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Classifications of Property.

Sri Lanka is one of multi ethnic and multi religious country. Likewise, we have pluralistic legal system. In the past stages we faced lot of invasions. Dutch and British were most influenced to our legal system. As a result of them we have Roman Dutch Law and English Law. Even today we use them as […]

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We all are equal ! No need discrimination!

International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights (ICCPR) accepts that Universal Declaration. Also recognize legal dignity of human beings. So they make every effort to protect freedom of world, justice, and peace. According to Universal Declaration of Human Rights added that peaceful and deficiency less living is the best living. It helps to continue world […]

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