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COVID-19, the Government's Response, and India's Sustainable Development Goals
In his famous novel, The Plague, Albert Camus discussed the idea of plague as being akin to a despotic rule under which everyone, starting from the warden to the humblest delinquent, was under a life sentence. This insight is true for any pandemic in (More)
US confirms indictment of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange following arrest
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday confirmed that Julian Assange, the co-founder of WikiLeaks, has been indicted for conspiracy to commit computer hacking with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the US Army. The indictment (More)
Amnesty: Gabon security forces using excessive force against protesters after election
A report by Amnesty International (AI) Thursday condemned Gabon security forces for using excessive force against protesters after the country's disputed election. Alioune Tine, AI's West and Central Africa director, stated that these actions must (More)
Aereo and 21st Century Copyright Law
JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Gutterman of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University comments on the recent Supreme Court decision in Aereo v. American Broadcast Companies, and provides (More)
Viacom v. YouTube: Examining the Limits of Safe Harbor
JURIST Guest Columnist Olivier Sylvain of the Fordham University School of Law says that the Second Circuit opinion in Viacom v. YouTube represents a growing convergence of opinion in how to interpret the DMCA, which could ultimately be a good develo (More)
UK jury convicts first suspect charged with directing terrorism
A jury at the Manchester Crown Court Thursday convicted a British Muslim suspected of al Qaeda involvement on charges of directing terrorism. Rangzieb Ahmed is the first person in the UK to be convicted of this crime under the Terrorism Act of 2006 (More)
Finland government drafting gun control amendments after school shootings
The Finnish Interior Ministry on Wednesday announced that it is drafting new gun control legislation in response to the fatal shootings [police press release; BBC report] of 10 people at a vocational school in the Finnish city of Kauhajoki. Inter (More)
Last UN ballots delivered to Iraq polls before vote for constitutional assembly
US Central Command reported late Saturday that the last UN-made ballots, printed by a special process in Switzerland to reduce the threat of fraud, have been delivered to polling stations in Baghdad as Iraq prepares to conduct its first free electio (More)