Legal Developments Explored In-Depth

In June 2022, after protests over a politician’s comments on the Prophet Muhammad took a violent turn, the Municipal Corporation in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh demolished the houses of protestors allegedly linked to the movement. This was just one instance in a series of property demolitions ordered by numerous Indian state governments — [...]

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Kremlin // Public domain

“This is not a bluff,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said of Moscow’s willingness to deploy nuclear weapons in Ukraine during a meandering speech on Wednesday, in which he also laid the groundwork for Russia’s annexation of several Ukrainian regions, and announced a partial military mobilization. Hours after Putin’s address, US President Joe Biden referred to [...]

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The Demand and Supply Paradigm Fossil fuels remain the greatest global source of energy and are subject to the same demand and supply forces that govern all other resources. However, there is a growing imbalance between the two. In terms of demand, in the last three centuries, there has been an exponential increase in world [...]

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Dmytro Kuleba // Twitter

Following last week’s discovery of a mass grave containing some 450 bodies in the Ukrainian town of Izium, questions of international criminal culpability loom heavily. “Russia left behind mass graves of hundreds of shot and tortured people in the Izium area. In the 21st century, such attacks against the civilian population are unthinkable and abhorrent. [...]

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On one hand, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designates access to nutritious foods as a social determinant of health — a factor, like economic stability and education, that has a major impact on the US population’s health, well-being, and quality of life. But on the other, free market ideals and resistance [...]

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Since February 2021, Myanmar has remained under the thumb of a brutal military dictatorship. The coup d’état that hoisted the country’s military leadership — the Tatmadaw — into power has bad incalculable consequences on an economy already compromised by the COVID pandemic. What’s happening with Myanmar’s economy? Since the Tatmadaw seized power, the country’s currency, [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Professor Megan Boyd of Georgia State University College of Law about her research on the intersection of children’s literature and the law, with a focus on book bans. Below is a transcript of their conversation, which has been edited for clarity. JURIST: What is children’s literature? Boyd: [...]

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Mass protests and a presidential ouster have hoisted Sri Lanka into the international spotlight through much of 2022. But have these societal upheavals improved matters for the island nation, and placed it on track for a brighter future? The answer may depend on who you ask, and how they think Sri Lanka could stand to [...]

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Indian scholar Dadabhai Naoroji championed the theory of the ‘drain of wealth.’ The drain of wealth referred to the ‘tribute’ or the unrequited transfer of resources from the colony to the colonial metropolis. In other words, this theory refers to a portion of the national product of India which was not available for consumption by [...]

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The past decades have seen a growing interest in, and utilisation of, outer space. Ease of access to space has increased alongside the rise of more affordable and small-scale technologies, and as a consequence space has become a congested and competitive environment. This has resulted in an increase in the number of nations with space [...]

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