Student Commentary

Picture a swarm of drones entering a village programmed to fly without a human operator with instructions to shoot or immobilize anyone it deems to be holding a weapon. While this might sound like a scene from Lana Wachowski’s latest Matrix film, the technology to build these killer robots is already here. Unless states act [...]

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Following the reimposition of US sanctions on Iran on May 8, 2018, a Swedish bandage maker, Mölnlycke, decided to halt shipments to Iran, and this decision has affected patients in Iran who are affected by a severe and life-threatening rare skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Many patients in Iran, where an estimated 800 to [...]

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In June 2021, the Hungarian Parliament passed certain amendments to several acts, which curtailed the dissemination of information concerning homosexuality and sex reassignment (“H&SR”) among minors and school-goers. Inter alia, the legislation: (1) bans the availability of any material portraying or promoting H&SR or any other forms of deviation from one’s sex assigned at birth [...]

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Cornell University, Department of Government / https://government.cornell.edu/jason-frank

JURIST Commentary is pleased to present this special feature from our sister video service, JURIST Books. See more interviews from JURIST Books on JURIST’s YouTube channel. Dr. Jason Frank is the John L. Senior Professor of Government at Cornell University, and his primary field is political theory. Dr. Frank’s research and teaching interests include democratic [...]

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A 2019 United Nations (UN) report found that “it is imperative that environmental laws are widely understood, respected, and enforced and the benefits of environmental protection are enjoyed by people and the planet.” Globally, more and more governments are coming to this realization: that there are vital (and fragile) links between the environment and all [...]

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The Apex Court’s verdict on August 6 in Amazon Holdings LLC v. Future Retail Ltd., upholding the enforceability of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s (SIAC) emergency award and putting rest to a year-long dispute between two multinational commerce giants, sealed a victory not just for Amazon but also for India’s future integrating international arbitration within its [...]

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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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One of the most radical abortion bans in United States history, Senate Bill-8, was recently enforced in the state of Texas. It is popularly referred to as the “Texas heartbeat law” as it bans the medical termination of pregnancy after the detection of a heartbeat, which is usually around the 6th week of pregnancy, sometimes even before [...]

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