EXPERT ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS.

Domestic violence cases have spiked worldwide during the pandemic. The situation is no different in Pakistan, where cultural and social factors further aggravate the crisis. Several studies show a substantial rise in domestic violence cases in Pakistan during the pandemic. Recently, Noor Mukadam, the daughter of Pakistan’s former ambassador to South Korea, was recently brutally [...]

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Recently, British MPs voted in favor of the contentious policing bill which will significantly broaden the scope of police powers to clamp down on non-violent protests. The rationale provided by the government is that the new Bill will empower policemen to protect both themselves and the public, facilitating the increased efficiency of the policing system. [...]

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This year marks an important milestone for our democracy – the 50th Anniversary of the 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Yet, despite a recent Presidential proclamation recognizing the significance of this moment, few Americans know much about this part of our nation’s voting rights history. The 26th Amendment is not taught in most public-school [...]

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Wikimedia / U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adam M. Stump

The recent return of the military to the national political scene happens in a moment in which the democratic regimes, in Brazil and in the world, suffer the decline of trust in liberal-democratic institutions. The current militarization has been associated by some authors with a current global, systemic and structural conjecture with variations, from a [...]

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The government of the state of Meghalaya introduced a policy that made it compulsory for individuals to get vaccinated before they resume work. The policy was declared unconstitutional by the High Court of Meghalaya in June 2021 on the basis that it violated a myriad of fundamental rights including the right to privacy, right to [...]

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Climate change is a serious challenge facing countries. Least developed countries (LDCs) are the most vulnerable to climate change impacts due to a lack of adequate resources, particularly technological resources, required to mitigate/adapt to climate change impacts within their territories. Some international agreements recognize this technology challenge faced by LDCs and thus provide for technology [...]

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Amazon is moving to recuse Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan from any antitrust investigation, adjudication, litigation, or other proceedings related to Amazon. The notion is that Chair Khan has made up her mind, according to Amazon’s motion: Chair Khan has made numerous and highly detailed public pronouncements regarding Amazon, including on market definition, [...]

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