Student Commentary

As of the second week of February 2021, there have been a total of 466 COVID-19 cases registered in Cambodia, 443 recoveries and 0 deaths. Cambodia is managing the COVID-19 pandemic well in comparison to global superpowers. This achievement can be contrasted with the United Kingdom, where there have been a total of 3,817,176 cases, [...]

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Heinous crimes against women like rape and acid attacks are on the rise in India. A new law-enforcement measure in Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) purportedly meant to safeguard women, however, raises several human rights concerns. Police forces in Uttar Pradesh are preparing to install smart cameras in over 200 ‘hotspots’ frequented by women to capture their [...]

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“Dear reader, if there is a scandal, I shall uncover it.” Bridgerton, the newest hit show on Netflix, follows the Bridgerton family’s forays in high society Regency-era London, complete with debutantes, royal balls, steamy romance, and plenty of gossip. Key to the story is the mysterious Lady Whistledown and her salacious gossip column detailing the [...]

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On January 23, 2021, Chief Petty Officer Tony DeDolph of the U.S. Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) was sentenced to ten years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar of the U.S. Army Green Berets. DeDolph, “pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit assault, involuntary manslaughter, hazing, and obstruction of justice,” [...]

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The Supreme Court of India on 12th January 2021 stayed the three controversial farm laws and ordered the constitution of an expert committee to deliberate and facilitate dialogue between the farmers and Government. The stay order of the apex court comes at a time when petitions challenging the constitutionality of the laws are already before [...]

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Bar Council of India (BCI) filed an application before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India to make the three years of practice at the Bar mandatory for all those who want to apply for the judicial services examinations, as the judicial officers who do not have practicing experience are incapable to handle the matters and [...]

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Last year, the twenty-six words that created the Internet were threatened by twenty-six proposals to destroy it. This year will be no different. Congress has made it clear they’re willing to do something about Section 230. That “something” could look like Rep DesJarlais’ (R-TN) Protecting Constitutional Rights from Online Platform Censorship Act; another “must-carry” bill [...]

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The Hathras gang rape in Uttar Pradesh in September 2020 saw the mutilation and eventual death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman at the hands of upper-caste men. This pattern of caste-based sexual violence reappeared shortly in the Badaun province of Uttar Pradesh, with the heinous gang rape of a middle-aged Dalit woman by an upper [...]

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