EXPERT ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS.

Mergers & Acquisitions account for a significant portion of a nation’s gross domestic product particularly in developing industrial economies. The reforms processes initiated by the Government of India since 1991 has influenced the functioning and governance of Indian enterprises resulting in the adoption of different M&A strategies by the corporate enterprises refocusing on global competitiveness, [...]

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On August 18, 2021, Senators Blumenthal and Markey asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Tesla for a misleading advertisement about the capabilities of its “Autopilot” technology. The request follows high-profile accidents involving Tesla vehicles and prior requests for FTC action by others. The FTC ought to investigate by considering what evidence, if [...]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently opened a formal investigation into Tesla’s driver assistance system because it appears to have difficulty recognizing stationary emergency vehicles with flashing lights, such as police cars and firetrucks. This investigation presents an opportunity for the NHTSA to answer an important question: What is the federal government’s position [...]

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The principal cause of suffering during humanitarian crises is insufficient respect of applicable rules of international humanitarian law. – Peter Maurer As the United States moves out of Afghanistan, the Taliban are taking advantage of that move and have taken control of that war-torn land. The rule of law is fading with every step the [...]

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Ghana, one of the most successful democracies in Africa, is now being criticized widely at the hands of human rights defenders all over the world. After Russia, Nigeria, Uganda, and Hungary, this African country is all set to criminalize homosexuality. Eight members of Parliament have proposed a bill that criminalizes the LGBTQ+ community in the [...]

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At the end of May, Alexander Lukashenko, the President of Belarus, announced that his government would no longer prevent migrants from illegally entering Lithuania through Belarus. Throughout July, evidence emerged that Belarus had even taken active measures to encourage the flow of migrants, such as using government vehicles to escort migrants over the border. From [...]

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On July 13, 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (‘the Court’) unanimously held that the lack of legal protection to same-sex unions in Russia violated the applicants’ right to respect for private life guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights (‘the Convention’). There are no explicit legal obstacles in the way of providing [...]

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In October 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) representatives from India and South Africa submitted a proposal for the waiver from the “implementation, application and enforcement” of certain sections of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) in relation to prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Further to this, some countries have [...]

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