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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma says that while Wednesday’s recommendation of three women judges for elevation to the India Supreme Court may be a step in the right direction for the 25-member bench, it barely scratches the surface of gender inequality in the institution and the country.  He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on Sunday. Here, a law student in Kabul offers his latest observations and perspective. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding his name and institutional affiliation. The text has been [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on Sunday. Here, a female law student in Kabul offers her observations and perspective. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding her name and institutional affiliation. The text has been [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on Sunday. Here, a law student in Herat, in western Afghanistan, offers his observations and perspective. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding his name and institutional affiliation. The text [...]

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India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports on recent steps taken in the Indian high court system to conduct physical proceedings again after a period of COVID-19 shutdown in favor of virtual appearances, stressing that reversion is critical for the survival of some young professionals and financially less well-off lawyers. He files this for JURIST from [...]

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The dissolution of Nepal’s House of Representatives (‘HoR’) last December and a subsequent constitutional crisis sparked great legal debate in the mountain kingdom that came to a head last month with an historic Supreme Court judgment holding the dissolution unconstitutional. Nepalese law students Smriti Phuyal and Smriti Pantha from NLU Delhi and Kathmandu University School [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma says that the Pegasus spyware scandal throws additional doubt on the independence of the Indian judiciary at the highest levels. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. The Pegasus spyware allegations that circulated last month have shaken up the conscience of Indians. While it is important to assess the [...]

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Family of Theint Sandi Soe

JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of the law students reporting for JURIST in Myanmar provides an update on the condition and situation of Theint Sandi Soe, the third-year Mandalay University law student who last week was sentenced to three years in jail by a military judge in Mogok Prison. Theint Sandi Soe was arrested in June [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of the law students filing for JURIST from Myanmar reports Tuesday on the rapidly deteriorating conditions there as COVID-19 ravages the population. The public health care system is collapsing, and the military junta is actually making things worse. In the announcement made by the Ministry of Health and Sports at 8 [...]

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