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In October 2020, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees termed Europe’s methods of “push-back” as “disappointing and shameful”. However, the understanding of the term “push-back” has radically changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic grasping Europe and the world. While examining this debate, it is pivotal to review “Greece” and its legal framework in [...]

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After President-elect Joe Biden takes office and Donald Trump exits the White House, federal and state prosecutors will have to decide whether to charge the former president based on ongoing criminal investigations. Prosecuting a former head of state is no small matter and would be unprecedented in the United States. But the egregious nature of [...]

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The UN human rights investigator for Belarus said Monday that Belarus needs to “promptly stop repressing its own people” and should establish an independent judicial system to overcome its current political crisis. This call follows demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko’s re-election for a sixth term in August, which some claim was rigged. During a presentation [...]

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The United Nations Secretary-General Wednesday called for an end to police brutality in Nigeria.  António Guterres’ statement comes in the middle of the #ENDSars protests that have been happening in Nigeria since early October. The protests have decried the use of excessive force by police, and especially by the now-defunct SARS unit, the Special Anti-Robbery [...]

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Slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee Hatice Cengiz and Democracy for the Arab World Now, Inc. (DAWN) filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a US district court against Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and a couple dozen others. The complaint alleges that key elements of the conspiracy to murder Khashoggi took place at the Saudi embassy in [...]

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As the armed forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan, in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Caucasus, slug it out over a decades-long dispute about a piece of ground, one is reminded that conflict, once again, has become dirty and lawless at many levels. Civilians have become targets, protective symbols of the Geneva Conventions, such as the [...]

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Around two years back, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its historical judgement of Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India decriminalised homosexuality in the country. However, despite this progressive judgement, certain questions incidental to the homosexual relationships remained unaddressed by both the Apex Court and the Government. One such question pertains to ‘same-sex [...]

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The wanton endangerment charges did not do justice for your murder. We all know that and, from beyond the grave, we know you and all the ancestors know that. Your death is considered by the state to be unworthy of state interest. This endemic dysfunctionalism is evidenced by both federal and state failure to respond [...]

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