Student Commentary

Contempt of Court is a double-edged weapon, which if correctly used, protects the authority of the court; if misused it harms as well. The contempt case against Mr. Prashant Bhushan, a Senior Advocate at the Indian Supreme Court, is a recent example of such exorbitant use of contempt power. Bhushan was held guilty of contempt [...]

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Indian cities have been recognized as the most polluted ones with 21 of the 30 most polluted cities belonging to India when it comes to air pollution. While steps are being taken, both at a national and international forum to curb pollution, the adaption and implementation remain an issue. When it comes to adaption, India [...]

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This year, Yemen enters its sixth year of being stuck in the middle of a civil war. What began as a result of political transition to help Yemen regain stability in 2011, intensified in 2015, when a group of Gulf states, backed by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and France began airstrikes [...]

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In a recent judgment of BYL and BYM v. BYN, the Singapore International Commercial Court (“the Singapore Court”) dismissed the challenge to an arbitral award on the grounds of arbitrator bias. In doing so, the court has continued to apply stringent tests to establish the bias of an arbitrator.  The plaintiffs alleged that the arbitrator [...]

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A few months ago, the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences set a price tag on their drug remdesivir, the first medication shown to be effective for treating coronavirus. The price was set at $520 per vial or $3,120 per treatment course. Experts have called the price “not exorbitant,” and some expected a higher price tag. Yet, [...]

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