Hurry up! Change your password!

“Yahoo” released a press stating that 500 million users’ accounts were breached in a 2014 hack of their systems. Account information accessed includes usernames and passwords, security questions and answers and other confidential user information. It further reveals that: ‘A recent investigation by Yahoo! Inc. has confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the […]

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Do the provisions of law protect the right to equality ?

Who is the ‘Successor‘ Mahaweli Development Program was introduced in 1969 and implemented in 1970. In 1978 it was diverted as “Accelerated Mahaweli Development Program (AMDP)”. Under the Mahaweli Development Program, the government provided lands for the families, but they were not given a title for land. Under the state, they had only possession for […]

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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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