EXPERT ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS.

Essentially, commercial arbitration in Iran is divided into two categories: domestic and international, each of which is subject to special regulations. The legal regime governing the domestic arbitration is Chapter Seven of the Iranian Code of Civil Procedure that applies to arbitrations mainly between Iranian nationals. In recent years, the parties to commercial disputes in Iran [...]

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In April, a book I co-edited on the topic of how to integrate diversity, equity, and social justice skills and issues into the traditional American 1L curriculum was published. While it is certainly not the first book to tackle this subject, Integrating Doctrine and Diversity takes an innovative approach in its scope, organization, tone, and [...]

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The Apex Court’s verdict on August 6 in Amazon Holdings LLC v. Future Retail Ltd., upholding the enforceability of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s (SIAC) emergency award and putting rest to a year-long dispute between two multinational commerce giants, sealed a victory not just for Amazon but also for India’s future integrating international arbitration within its [...]

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Amid Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s condemnation of the International Criminal Court’s investigation into cases of crimes against humanity involving the murder of 12,000 to 30,000 civilians, at least two major scenarios emerge. First is the institutional empowerment of the victims of Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs.” This is in terms of their active recognition by the [...]

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The Rajasthan State Assembly recently passed the Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (“Amendment bill”) which provided for compulsory registration of marriages, including child marriages. This bill faced severe opposition from non-governmental organizations, activists and political parties because it ‘legitimizes’ child marriages and is said to be in contravention of several child protection [...]

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Two-time Indian Olympic medallist P.V. Sindhu was in the news recently and not just for her Bronze medal run at the Tokyo Olympic, 2020. After the historic win, some companies used her feat to promote their brand by using her name and image. This practice was later frowned upon by her marketing firm. Baseline Ventures, [...]

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As the novel coronavirus flew globally in 2020, triggering widespread infections of the disease labeled COVID-19, a fresh challenge arose concerning how governments and legal experts could face this plague, predominantly in terms of law and rights in the Middle East and the Muslim world. In Islamic law, the Qur’an and the Sunnah (Prophet Mohammad’s [...]

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One of the most radical abortion bans in United States history, Senate Bill-8, was recently enforced in the state of Texas. It is popularly referred to as the “Texas heartbeat law” as it bans the medical termination of pregnancy after the detection of a heartbeat, which is usually around the 6th week of pregnancy, sometimes even before [...]

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“History is an illustrious war against death.” – José Ortega y Gasset, Man and Crisis (1958) Afghanistan and “Palestine”: Newly Emerging Linkages At first glance, there are no obvious connections between the Taliban victory over the United States in Afghanistan and Palestinian terrorism against Israel. Upon closer inspection, however, the recent Taliban triumph reflects more [...]

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Jennifer Homendy, head of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), recently expressed safety concerns about Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) feature. This comes at a time in which the NTSB has announced an investigation into another Tesla crash and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla collisions with emergency vehicles that [...]

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