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Medication, Collusion and the Pandemic
A few months ago, the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences set a price tag on their drug remdesivir, the first medication shown to be effective for treating coronavirus. The price was set at $520 per vial or $3,120 per treatment course. Experts hav (More)
Analysing the Effects of Turkey’s Social Media Regulation Bill
On July 29th, 2020, the Parliament of Turkey passed a controversial bill to regulate content posted on social media platforms, which will come into effect on October 1st, 2020. The bill is expected to have a chilling effect on the freedom of speech a (More)
The Curtailment of the Question Hour in the Indian Parliament
As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an exponential pace in India even after the sweeping federal lockdown, the Parliament of the country has commenced the Monsoon Session which runs from 14th September to 1st October this year. The decision by (More)
Reflections on the Judgment of the International Court of Justice on the Qatar Air Restrictions Case
On 14th July, 2020, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected a joint appeal of Bahrain, UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia concerning the jurisdiction of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council to entertain the application subm (More)
Assessing the Status of Hagia Sophia as a 'Mosque' under the UNESCO Convention
On July 10th, Turkey’s top administrative court handed down a decision to revoke Hagia Sophia's status as a museum, paving the way for the 1,500-year-old former basilica to be opened as a mosque again with changes to Hagia Sophia’s architecture. This (More)
The Intersection of Legal Tech Advancements and the Gig Economy: An Interview with Sascha Mehlhase
The Third Industrial Revolution, which precipitated the digital age that we live in today, is now paving the way for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the age of smart technology, artificial intelligence, and automation. The dynamic shift that these (More)
Saving India’s Endangered Languages in light of National Education Policy, 2020
In his inaugural address at a conclave on “Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recognized the importance of mother tongue. He stated that, “There is no dispute that children lear (More)
Violation of Fundamental Rights by Using Facial Recognition Technology in Protests
Facial Recognition Technology embodies a software that is capable of identifying and authenticating the identity of an individual by recognizing the physical traits of their face. The underlying technology, machine learning, characterizes a subject b (More)
Analyzing the Law of Criminal Contempt through the Case of Prashant Bhushan
The recent suo motu criminal contempt proceedings initiated by the Supreme Court of India against social activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan in regard to two of his tweets has proven to be a legal quagmire for the judiciary. It has raised questions (More)
Deconstructing Philippines' New Anti-Terrorism Law
Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential term in the archipelagic country of the Philippines has been deeply concerning human rights activists since 2016. Immediately after assuming the Presidency, Duterte confirmed that he had personally killed three men when (More)