ASCL introduces Diploma in International Law

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The Law of Nations or International law is increasingly influencing the rights of the common man as the world inches towards the idea of a global village.International law consists of rules and principles, which govern interstate relationships. International law functions because nations agree to accept and abide by those rules.

International law touches and regulates so many commonplace occurrences that we never attribute them as being governed as such. It governs

  • communication
  • agriculture
  • maritime commerce
  • environment
  • medicine

among many others. The Internet and global terrorism, both of which have transcended national boundaries, are forcing us to change our attitude towards international law.

International law can no longer be put on a lofty pedestal and looked upon with reverence but has to be properly understood and applied in today’s circumstances.

The Diploma in International Law seeks to introduce the subject of international law to students. It looks at all the major issues in international law, from extradition to international humanitarian law. Private international law, which governs issues relating to matrimony, inheritance and commercial transaction between private parties, is also dealt with in the course.

ASCL introduces Diploma in Aviation Law

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The Indian aviation industry has been rapidly expanding in the last few years with:

  • the entry of several new airlines (both domestic and foreign) especially low cost operators such as Deccan Airlines, Kingfisher, and Spice Jet,
  • the opening up of international routes for private domestic carriers,
  • the introduction of open skies regimes with several countries like USA,
  • the substantial increase in flight entitlements under bilateral agreements and
  • initiation of private sector participation in the development and management of airports.

There is no doubt that the aviation sector can transform itself into a sunshine sector in the economy and act as catalyst for rapid employment generation and faster GDP growth in the country. The growth in the aviation industry has also led to substantial benefits for legal professionals specializing in aviation law.

Aviation law has evolved from basic systems to accommodate the needs of ground personnel, passengers, and aircraft owners and operators. The laws of aviation are based on an ancient legal system, but have changed significantly over the years with the introduction of faster aircraft and other newer aviation-related technologies.

Aviation's importance to national economic, social, and political life, in conjunction with its function as a national security asset, has earned it special treatment by governments around the world.