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North Carolina has an important connection to the “state secrets” at the center of an October 6 US Supreme Court argument. In this case, Guantanamo prisoner Abu Zubaydah seeks testimony from two former CIA contractors, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, on torture he suffered at a secret CIA prison in Poland. The contractors’ evidence would [...]

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Abstract: For Israel, core issues surrounding Iran’s still-accelerating nuclear weapons program have been strategic and political, rather than legal. Nonetheless, if Israel should ever decide that it no longer has any reasonable alternative to launching a preemptive attack against certain Iranian military/industrial targets, this defensive first-strike would need to be justified under international law. In [...]

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The Rajasthan State Assembly recently passed the Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (“Amendment bill”) which provided for compulsory registration of marriages, including child marriages. This bill faced severe opposition from non-governmental organizations, activists and political parties because it ‘legitimizes’ child marriages and is said to be in contravention of several child protection [...]

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Two-time Indian Olympic medallist P.V. Sindhu was in the news recently and not just for her Bronze medal run at the Tokyo Olympic, 2020. After the historic win, some companies used her feat to promote their brand by using her name and image. This practice was later frowned upon by her marketing firm. Baseline Ventures, [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma, a final year law student at Amity Law School, offers his perspective on recent high-profile criticisms of India’s Public Interest Litigation (PIL) system. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. India’s Jammu & Kashmir High Court recently dismissed with costs a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition supposedly being filed [...]

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