EXPERT ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS.
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“History owes an apology to the members of the LGBT+ community and their families for the delay in providing redressal for the ‘ignominy’ and ‘ostracism’ they have faced through the centuries,” said Indian Supreme Court Justice Indu Malhotra while decriminalizing homosexuality. It is clear that there are several discriminations against LGBT+ which exist. But, has [...]

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Speaking at a naturalization ceremony held at the U.S. National Archive in 2018, beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg heralded immigrants as playing a “vital role” in ridding our great nation of the “stains” of discrimination. As she stood before an original copy of the U.S. Constitution, she told the new Americans, “We are a [...]

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Terrorism, a grave danger to the life and property of the world at large, has been addressed by countries differently from time to time. States have the duty to protect its citizens from such “terrorist acts of violence”. However, measures aimed to respect this duty of protection must also comply with the obligations of States [...]

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India witnessed one of the largest exoduses of people since the partition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. India, due to its highly dense population, lack of medical facilities, lack of preparedness, and administrative capacity, has seen one of the worst effects of COVID-19. The Government of India, like other Governments, declared lockdowns to prevent loss [...]

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation would not have happened if more than two Republican Senators had earlier stood up against the rush to confirm a new Supreme Court justice in the blazing heat of a highly contentious election and in a climate suggesting the basest of partisan motivations. Had Republican Senate ranks contained more true [...]

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In October 2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to avenge the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and remove the Taliban government that had harbored the attacks’ mastermind, Osama bin Laden. Since then, the Taliban have been fighting the U.S. to free their homeland from occupation. For nearly 20 years, the U.S. narrative of “national [...]

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The Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE) patch is likely to expire in January 2021. This change poses concerns to many individuals, as it would make access to mortgages more challenging for less qualified, but still worthy candidates. For background, the GSE patch overrides the 2013 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rules intended to reduce the risk [...]

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“Hic Sunt Dracones” – the Hunt-Lenox Globe, 1504 “Friction is the difference between war on paper, and war as it actually is.” – Carl von Clausewitz, On War Once again, on October 9, 2020, with immodest displays of tangible hardware, North Korea mocked Donald Trump’s lingering expectations of “denuclearization.” Here, in Pyongyang, President Kim Jong [...]

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“All narrative of the past implies a selection. Memory is selective; complete memory is impossible.” – Elizabeth Jelin In September 2020, the Spanish Government introduced the “Democratic Memory Law” through its Democratic Memory Act (“The Act”), which is an extension of the Historical Memory Act of 2007 to honor the victims of General Francisco Franco’s [...]

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The U.S. Supreme Court has emerged as a significant election issue for the first time in more than fifty years. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett has riveted the nation’s attention on the Court in a way that rarely if ever has occurred during a presidential campaign. [...]

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