Legal Concepts “Law”

Introduction:- In the tapestry of human civilization, the concept of “Law” weaves a thread that binds societies together. Imagine a set of rules that everyone agrees upon, like a giant instruction manual for how we interact with one another. That manual is what we call “Law.” At its core, “Law” is the invisible force that … Read more

Hobbs v Winchester Law Society (1933) 98 JP 33

Case Name:– Hobbs v Winchester Law Society Citation:– [1933] 98 JP 33 Jurisdiction:– England and Wales Judgment:– The case dealt with the possession of an altered passport by the accused. Despite the accused’s lack of knowledge or suspicion of the alteration, the court held that possessing an altered passport constituted an offense. The judgment established … Read more

R Vs. Scofield P.C. 1028

Case Name:- R vs. Scofield Citation:– P.C. 1028 Jurisdiction:- This case falls under the jurisdiction of the Privy Council. Judgment:- Nature of the Case: The case involved allegations against Mr. Scofield for a criminal offense where intent played a crucial role. Key Issue: The central contention was whether mere intent, without the actual commission of … Read more

“Actus non facit reum, Nisi mens sit rea”(“An act does not make a person guilty, unless there is a guilty mind.”)

“Actus non facit reum, Nisi mens sit rea” (“An act does not make a person guilty, unless there is a guilty mind.”) Introduction:- In the realm of law, there exists a profound Latin maxim: “Actus non facit reum, Nisi mens sit rea.” Translated, it means, “An act does not make a person guilty, unless there … Read more

D.K. Basu vs. State of West Bengal (1997) 1 SCC 416: 1997 SCC (Cri) 92

Case Name: D.K. Basu vs State of West Bengal Citation: (1997) 1 SCC 416: 1997 SCC (Cri) 92 Jurisdiction: Supreme Court of India Judgement: The Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark judgement in the case of D.K. Basu vs State of West Bengal (1997) 1 SCC 416: 1997 SCC (Cri) 92. The judgement laid … Read more