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There has been concerted global lobbying for the abolition of capital punishment. This is evidenced by, among other things, the passage of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty and a similar move being made by other regional entities such as [...]

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The Independent Expert Panel (IEP), formulated for articulating the definition of the term “ecocide”, proposed a definition to construct a cornerstone international crime of ecocide that demonstrates a significant belief in international criminal law’s regulatory prospects. However, the proposed definition lacks the necessary rationale, and the architects of the draft hardly offer legal practitioners any [...]

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Recently, a week after lodging a complaint of sexual assault on a mentally challenged woman, preparations were made to get her married to the accused. This was due to an illegal arbitration between the families at the office of the Uthangarai Deputy Superintendent of Police. The victim and her family insisted on a compromise marriage [...]

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The Union Territory (UT) of Lakshadweep is an archipelago of 36 islands off the Kerala coast; it is one of the smallest Union Territories of India, with a meagre population of around 65,000. The majority of the population follows Islam, but their religious practices are pretty unique and almost exclusively limited to the Union Territory. [...]

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While the entire world is in the grips of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 62 co-sponsor countries including India, South Africa, and Indonesia have recently given a revised draft proposal for waiving the Intellectual Property (“IP”) rights of COVID vaccines to the TRIPS Council of the World Trade Organisation (“WTO”), seeking a patent waiver for manufacturing [...]

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