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More than 500 Indian lawyers have written a letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde citing their grievances regarding the current system of virtual hearings and seeking his order to resume regular physical hearings in the Supreme Court. The letter has been written by three Supreme Court lawyers, and is signed by [...]

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The Uganda Communications Commission Tuesday issued an order banning more than 100 social media platforms and messaging apps until further notice by the communications regulator. The order appears to have been a pushback against Facebook for deleting pro-government accounts that were manipulating public debate in connection with the country’s presidential elections held Thursday. Internet providers [...]

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The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a stay on implementation of the new agricultural reform laws that have seen continuous protests by farmers at New Delhi’s highways since November. The order was made in the proceedings of a batch of civil writ petitions dubbed Rakesh Vaishnav & Ors. v Union of India challenging the constitutional [...]

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Democrats in the House of Representatives have circulated a draft of a new article of impeachment against President Trump charging him with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol during congressional vote counting. The impeachment comes in response to pro-Trump rioters storming the Capitol building in Washington [...]

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The Seoul District Court Friday ordered the Government of Japan to compensate 12 women who were forced to work in wartime brothels or “comfort stations” operated by the Japanese Empire during World War II. The court, presided over by Chief Judge Kim Jeong-Gon, termed the series of incidents as “crimes against humanity” and ruled that [...]

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A US federal judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday filed by Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert and 11 presidential electors from Arizona challenging the constitutionality of the Electoral Count Act. The plaintiffs alleged that the elector dispute resolution provisions under Section 15 of the Act violated the Elector’s Clause and Twelveth Amendment of the US Constitution. Specifically, [...]

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The Supreme Court of Venezuela invalidated a motion by the National Assembly on Wednesday to extend its term an additional year in light of the December 6, 2020, parliamentary elections. The National Assembly is currently controlled by the opposition party led by speaker Juan Guaidó. Most of the opposition parties boycotted the December elections on [...]

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The cabinet of Indian state Madhya Pradesh approved the Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill 2020 on Saturday, just days ahead of the state’s winter assembly session. It is the second Indian state to pass a law against religious conversion only for the sake of marriage. Indicating the intent behind the anti-conversion bill, Chief Minister Shivraj [...]

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Kosovo is preparing for early elections after the Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional the election of Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti. The court annulled the parliamentary vote that confirmed Hoti’s coalition cabinet because one of the participating MPs had been convicted for fraud and embezzlement. Hoti was installed as prime minister in June after his party, supported by [...]

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China’s market regulator, the State Administration for Market Regulation, announced Thursday that based on reports they have launched an investigation into billionaire Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holdings for “suspected monopolistic conduct.” The State Administration of Foreign Exchange, China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission and The People’s Bank of China have also called Alibaba’s [...]

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