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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. This dispatch is from Samar Veer, a third-year law student at National Law University, Delhi. India Thursday marked 74 years since the adoption of its Constitution. In line with longstanding tradition, Republic Day celebrations started off with a parade showcasing the [...]

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Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews on Thursday announced that the Australian government intends to list the entirety of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas as a terrorist organization under the Australian criminal code.  Founded in 1987, Hamas was originally a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational Sunni Islamist organization founded in Egypt by Islamic scholar Hassan al-Bannain in 1928. [...]

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Egypt’s Supreme State Security Criminal Court Saturday sentenced to death 10 Muslim Brotherhood members who were “convicted of forming armed terrorist groups to carry out hostile operations against police facilities and personnel.” State news agency Middle Eastern News Agency (MENA) reported on the verdict on Sunday. According to MENA, the defendants, whose identities and pleas [...]

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President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi announced on Monday via his social media accounts that a state of emergency decree, which has been renewed every three months since 2017, will finally be lifted. Since its original implementation in April 2017, the current state of emergency has granted security forces wide discretionary powers to quash political dissidence and suspend constitutionally [...]

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The UN Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned Saturday an attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which left one Egyptian peacekeeper dead and four others seriously injured.  The convoy had been traveling near Tessalit in the Kidal region when it hit an improvised explosive device. El-Ghassim Wane, head [...]

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The Libyan parliament validated Wednesday an interim government mandated to reunite the fractured country after a decade of war and administer the December elections under an UN-backed peace plan. Abdulhamid Dbeibah, a billionaire businessman, was selected as an interim prime minister at a forum held by the United Nations in Geneva last month. Dbeibah submitted his [...]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on developed and developing economies alike. While the major international focus has shifted towards restoring normalcy, a blind eye has been turned to the growing instability in the global political sphere. Whether they be the recent tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh Region or the fierce simmering between Iran and [...]

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