Explainers

In a dramatic midnight move on April 9, Pakistan’s National Assembly voted to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan in a no-confidence resolution. Minutes before voting, the Speaker of the House, a member of the ruling party and a known friend of Khan, resigned from office after waving a quasi-confidential letter at the legislators. This letter [...]

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The no-knock warrant — a search warrant that authorizes police officers to enter certain premises without knocking and announcing their presence or purpose before entering — is a source of contention in America today. Its element of surprise and extirpative effects makes it a powerful yet contemptible militarized tactic. In this respect, reference is made [...]

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On 23 February 2022, the European Union (EU) Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence (Draft Directive). When the EU Commission opts for a Directive, in effect the EU is setting a goal that all member states must achieve, but how they get there legislatively is up to each state individually. In an [...]

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Assembly elections have been announced in five states of India for the month of February: Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand. While the elections are expected to be conducted without any difficulties, one must always prepare for contingencies. Given that India follows a multi-party system, a fractured verdict in elections would not exactly be [...]

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In the digital world, you can be whomever you want, whenever you want. You can even be whatever you want, as there is no general rule mandating the adoption of human form online. And while you can have multiple identities, you can also have none at all — such as through anonymous blockchain transactions. Digital [...]

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It’s been more than a year since COVID-19 began its unbridled spread. Early in the pandemic period, surging infection rates left much of the global population in lockdown, spurring new highs in boredom-driven dependence on electronic devices. Some hackers wasted no time in responding to the crisis by creating malware-embedded COVID-19 phishing emails, withholding patient health [...]

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As natural resources remain ever necessary to power our technologically advanced society, nations are looking for new sources for key resources including coal, oil, and natural gas. As polar sea ice has melted and opened new potential shipping lanes, the Arctic has become a new frontier where nations are seeking oil and natural gas reserves [...]

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JURIST’s new Explainer section aims to provide easily digestible explanations of some of the more complex legal issues underpinning our global news coverage. The crime of genocide has reemerged in global headlines since the United States accused Beijing in January of committing genocide against the Uyghurs and members of other Muslim minority groups in western [...]

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