Legal Developments Explored In-Depth

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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A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has had a subtle but important impact on Canadian sexual assault law, particularly as it pertains to the issues of consent and fraud. The case of R v Kirkpatrick involved a man accused of failing to wear a condom during sex with the complainant against [...]

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The situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, with news received on July 25 that four activists have been executed. The executions are the first carried out in Myanmar for several decades. The government mouthpiece, the Global New Light of Myanmar, claimed that the activists’ crimes were “giving directions, making arrangements, committing conspiracies for brutal and [...]

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A Biblical Lesson  According to Mark 2:22 in the King James Bible: “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins.  Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined.” There was a sound basis for this parable.  In ancient times, leather flasks were used to hold [...]

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On 20 July 2022, a man who had recently lost a parliamentary election was appointed President of Sri Lanka. A closer look at what led to Ranil Wickramasinghe’s presidential reign highlights an array of Constitutional quirks that threaten to continue to undermine democracy in the island nation. Wickramasinghe was hoisted into the presidency after obtaining [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Ukrainian student Mariia Lazareva to get her unique perspective on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Mariia is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine and is still currently living there. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with JURIST’s Ukraine correspondents, who include law and policy students and young [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Ukrainian student Kateryna Kyrychenko to get her unique perspective on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Kateryna is originally from Kharkiv, Ukraine, and is now based in the Czech Republic. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with JURIST’s Ukraine correspondents, who include law and policy students [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jamiee Francis talked with Ukrainian student Nastya Moysenko to get her unique perspective on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Nastya is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine and is currently living in Moldova. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with JURIST’s Ukraine correspondents, who include law and policy students and young [...]

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“The bottom line is this – we have a political moment here, where the world is somewhat united about doing something about Russia, particularly the crime of aggression,” said David Crane, former Chief Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone and founder of Global Accountability Network (GAN).  What action the world will take in [...]

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