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Dunkel Text and the Constitution-Areas of Conflict

The Dunkel Text of the Final Act of the Uruguay round of GATT negotiations is likely to come into conflict with the provisions of the Constitution in certain areas. Conflict may also arise in exercise of jurisdiction by our judicial bodies and authorities being set up under the Dunkel Text involving domestic policy issues. Finally, many of the areas covered are within the jurisdiction of the states, making consultation with and agreement of the states essential THERE are certain areas of the Dunkel Text which may come into conflict with the Constitution, specially the Directive Principles. In this connection it may be mentioned that, increasingly, the domain of domestic policy is being subjected to international scrutiny because of which conflict may arise between our socio-economic and political objectives and international commitments. Conflict may also arise in exercise of jurisdiction by our judicial bodies and panels and authorities being set up under the Dunkel Text where domestic policy issues are involved. Some of these are discussed below and it may be useful for jurists to examine this aspect.

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