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Corporate Criminal Liability – An Indian Perspective

A.   INTRODUCTION CONCEPT & RATIONALE OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY OF CORPORATION Corporate bodies are more corrupt and profligate than individuals, because they have more power to do mischief, and are less amenable to disgrace or punishment. They neither feel shame, remorse, gratitude nor goodwill Hazlitt. [1] The evolution of the concept of criminal liability of corporations is… Read More

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Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 – President accords Assent

President™s Assent to Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was passed by the Lok Sabha on 19th March, 2013 and by the Rajya Sabha on 21st March, 2013. The President of India has accorded his assent to the Bill on 2nd April, 2013 and it will now be called the… Read More

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Whether Mens Reas necessary for Crimes by Companies

Whether Mens Reas is necessary for Crimes by Companies - Mens Rea means "Guilty Mind". Can a Company, which is an artificial person have a Guilty Mind? Hemanth beautifully provides an account in his Article below. The Hon™ble Supreme Court in Iridium India Telecom Ltd V Motorola Incorporated & Ors., had held that, the Companies… Read More

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