A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Tuesday struck down a portion of a Florida immigration law as unconstitutional and declared that the measures within the bill were racially motivated. Judge Beth Bloom released a 110-page ruling in which she rejected sections of the law that ban local [...]

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The US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions Tuesday against SUEX OTC, S.R.I., a virtual currency exchange, for allegedly facilitating transactions involving illegal proceeds from ransomware attacks. In addition, the department also issued an updated advisory on Potential Sanctions Risks for Facilitating Ransomware Payments. The department alleged that a review of [...]

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Chinese technology companies Huawei, Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua published comments Tuesday opposing the US Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) proposed rule making that would restrict the use of China-made technology. The proposed rule, which was published in June, would ban communications technology made in countries that have been deemed a national security threat, including China. According to [...]

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The Indian Federation Of App Based Transport Workers (IFAT), a federation of the registered trade unions, on Tuesday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) before the Indian Supreme Court on behalf of gig workers demanding social security benefits from food delivery apps such as Zomato and Swiggy and taxi aggregator apps Ola and Uber. The [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on the appointment of a BA degree-holder as the new Vice-Chancellor of Kabul University. For privacy and security reasons [...]

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In a statement released on Monday, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Mary Lawlor urged Indonesia to provide West Papuan human rights defender Victor Yeimo with proper medical care to keep him from dying in prison after reports that his health had deteriorated. As part of his work, Yeimo had provided information [...]

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Two UN agencies voiced concerns on Tuesday about the return of Haitian migrants from the US-Mexico border back to Haiti before those migrants are able to assert asylum claims. The concern arose after flights began over the weekend carrying Haitian refugees back to Port-au-Prince from Texas, where thousands of migrants had gathered in recent weeks, [...]

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The doctrine of separation of powers finds place in the basic structure of the Constitution of India, 1950 (‘The Constitution’) even though it is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution.  As per the doctrine, the three crucial powers of sovereign i.e. the rule-making, execution and adjudication of laws, shall be kept distinct in three different [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin probably approved the assassination of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko. Litvinenko died in 2006 due to drinking green tea poisoned with a radioactive isotope Polonium-210 in a London Hotel. Acting as an officer for the FSB security, Litvinenko was a consistent critic [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) sought participation in a controversial abortion lawsuit on Monday. The lawsuit, which is set to be heard in December at the Supreme Court, could have far reaching effects on abortion access throughout the country as it may reconsider precedents set in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. [...]

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