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The Delhi Police Cyber Cell on Monday filed a case against Twitter Inc. & Twitter Communication India Pvt. Ltd. for failing to take action on a complaint by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPR). The NCPR had filed a complaint in May for cases of child pornographic content on the micro-blogging platform. [...]

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The Stockholm Administrative Court on Tuesday upheld a 5G equipment sales ban against Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies. The Swedish telecom regulator, the Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), had banned the company and its Chinese counterpart, Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation (ZTE), in October last year citing security concerns raised by the Swedish intelligence services. PTS [...]

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A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit ruled unanimously Monday that a corporate shareholder has the right to challenge the constitutionality of California Senate Bill 826 (SB 826), which stipulated a minimum number of female board members for all public corporations headquartered in California. The suit was filed in 2019 by [...]

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A bill by the Canadian Parliament recognizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007 (UNDRIP) and establishing a framework for its implementation received Royal Assent on Monday. The legislation requires the government of Canada to take measures for bringing the country’s laws in alignment with the UNDRIP as well as preparing and [...]

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Legal education in India has frequently come under fire for insisting on academic rigor and meritocracy without duly acknowledging the impact that cut-throat competition can have on the mental health and physical wellbeing of undergraduate students. The clamor grows harder with every year as more law students in India’s top universities come from diverse social [...]

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Nearly 2,100 women lawyers in India wrote to Chief Justice Shri NV Ramana on Tuesday urging him to take cognizance of the post-electoral violence in the state of West Bengal by constituting a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to register First Information Reports (FIRs) and investigate the matter. FIRs are information reports regarding the commission of [...]

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The High Court of Karnataka in India observed Thursday that not providing a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine would amount to a violation of the right to life enshrined under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar has issued the order in a [...]

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Special Advisor and head of a UN team investigating the atrocities by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, Karim Khan, reported to the UN Security Council Monday that the investigators have established “clear and convincing” evidence of genocide against the Yazidi religious minority. The UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability [...]

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A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday struck down a Maharashtra state government statute on reservation, a system of affirmative action in India, and upheld a 50 percent ceiling on it, in Dr Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil v. Chief Minister. The statute, entitled the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward [...]

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The Indian Supreme Court on Sunday pronounced a set of directions for the central and state governments in light of the humanitarian crisis emerging from India’s second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The case, In Re: Distribution of Essential Supplies and Services during Pandemic, is a suo moto writ petition that was initiated last week [...]

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