LEGAL NEWS & COMMENTARY

Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul discusses the impact of the Afghan financial and economic crisis on the nation’s health centers and the inability of ordinary citizens to meet basic needs. For privacy and [...]

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The French Parliament on Thursday approved President Emmanuel Macron’s vaccine pass bill, which requires people over 16 years of age to be fully vaccinated to access public venues including restaurants, cinemas, and transportation. Prior to this vaccine pass bill, France had been using the ‘passe sanitaire’ (health pass), which required vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Friday concerning whether agencies under the Biden administration had the authority to require large employers and medical care facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid to mandate employee vaccinations. The first case, National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) v. Department of Labor (DOL), addresses the administration’s authority to [...]

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With the COVID-19 Omicron variant now surging in India just as campaigning for elections in various Indian states is set to begin, India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist asks whether the country’s judiciary will once again step up to check the permissive executive branch of government in order to minimize the social impact of the pandemic. [...]

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The Seoul Administrative Court ruled Tuesday that private education facilities like cram schools, public study rooms and study cafes should be exempt from South Korea’s COVID-19 vaccine pass requirements. According to Yonhap News Agency, parents and owners of private education institutes claim that the mandate violates unvaccinated students’ right to learn. The Court agreed that [...]

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After three days of Generation Equality Forum meetings in Paris (hosted by the French Government from 30 June to 2 July), the international community launched a Global Acceleration Plan (GAP) for gender equality, driven by six Action Coalitions, the Compact on Women, Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action. The GAP aims to accelerate gender equality in the [...]

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While the entire world is in the grips of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 62 co-sponsor countries including India, South Africa, and Indonesia have recently given a revised draft proposal for waiving the Intellectual Property (“IP”) rights of COVID vaccines to the TRIPS Council of the World Trade Organisation (“WTO”), seeking a patent waiver for manufacturing [...]

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After successfully flattening the curve in late 2020, India witnessed a horrific resurgence of cases. Many attributed this to the “policy casualness” of the government of India, and the lack of effective measures taken by it to ensure social distancing and the wearing of masks. As restrictions were lifted, sights of holiday-goers reaching jam-packed airports [...]

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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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