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In its order dated March 22, 2021, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (“SAT”), as a huge precedent, significantly raised the threshold concerning unpublished price sensitive information (“UPSI”) in the WhatsApp leak case. Setting aside the previous penalizing three orders – 1, 2 and 3 of the Adjudicating Officer (“AO”) of the Securities Exchange Board of India [...]

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On 15 May 2021, SpaceX launched 52 satellites as part of its Starlink mega-constellation, less than a week after it had launched the previous batch with 60 satellites. When fully deployed in the Low Earth Orbit (“LEO”), this constellation would form a network of thousands of satellites providing affordable access to high-speed internet. Starlink faces [...]

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The media, which is regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy, has been in the spotlight ever since the pandemic started. However, there have been several allegations against the media for spreading fake news and inflammatory coverage, conducting media trials, and violating the right to privacy, honor, and reputation of individuals. This causes an infringement [...]

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Territorial jurisdiction of a court can be understood as the geographical bounds within which a court has the power to adjudicate. Article 12 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Statute) confers territorial jurisdiction on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in cases where “conduct in question” was committed on the territory of a [...]

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The second phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in India has highlighted the coronavirus’s unpredictability. It spares no one, from the rural to the urban, Hindu to Muslim. Although the virus is identity-blind, the central government’s plan of action engenders economic and social discrimination. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare declared in a press release that beginning from May [...]

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Recently, the High Court of Kerala, India, in Treasa Josfine vs. State of Kerala invalidated an employment notification that invited only male candidates to apply for the permanent post of Safety Officer. The judgement, which determined that women cannot be denied employment on account of the appointment involving work during night hours, is a significant [...]

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With the recent announcement that it shall be soon initiating a massive release of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean over a course of two years, Japan has stirred a global debate. The decision has been criticized for posing a direct threat to the human life and marine [...]

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The new documentary “RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words” recounts the highs and lows of the late, great Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career—from her Columbia Law School graduation to her tenure as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court. The film poses a compelling question: “How does a person with three strikes against her [...]

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Ironically, Turkey was the first country to ratify “The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence”, commonly referred to as the ‘Istanbul Convention’. On 24 November 2011, the Turkish Grand National Assembly unanimously ratified the Convention. Subsequently, it was incorporated into the domestic law- Law No. 6284, on [...]

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