JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of our law student staffers in Mumbai filed this report Friday on some legal aspects of India’s second-wave COVID-19 catastrophe: The situation is still really bad, and there’s a shortage of oxygen, beds, vaccines and other medical equipment. Governments (central and state) are trying to make arrangements, but it all seems [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – As a second wave of COVID-19 rages across India, with more than a million new infections officially reported in the past few days, JURIST staff correspondent Neelabh Bist files his first letter from Delhi reflecting on the profound constitutional challenge the surge of disease represents for India’s courts in their relationship to [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Many in Myanmar and abroad were shaken Thursday by an interview conducted by US-funded Radio Free Asia that described conditions for detainees held at the Shwe Yamin Htet interrogation center in Yangon in the third month of the country’s military coup. A 17-year old detainee released by authorities Tuesday described grotesque violence [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – A Myanmar law student who was shot Monday by police using live rounds to disperse protesters in a Mandalay township has died, becoming the first law student fatality of the Myanmar military coup.  Myo Hein Kyaw, 24, was a law student in his final year at Mandalay’s Yadanabon University. One of our [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – As the Myanmar military junta attempts to tighten its grip on power, the Myanmar economy is slowing down with anti-coup strikes, supply chain interruptions, and power outages. One of our Myanmar law student correspondents reflects on what’s been happening. We’re almost run out of “Cash” so we’re back to “barter trade”. In [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Uncertainty reigned in Myanmar late Wednesday as the ruling military junta announced it was cutting off public wifi access after stopping mobile data services Monday in a bid to stop videos and photos showing brutal police actions against civilian pro-democracy protesters from flooding the internet. It is still unclear whether the announced [...]

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