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ICJ holds first virtual hearing over Guyana-Venezuela land dispute
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) held its first virtual hearing on Tuesday, addressing a territorial dispute between Guyana and Venezuela. Guyana is arguing that the boundary between the nations was clarified by the Arbitral Award of 1899, wh (More)
The Orwellian Fiasco of Hungary's Reversal of Recognition for Transgender People
In a dark demonstration of Orwellian precepts, Hungary’s Parliament has passed a bill to end legal recognition for transgender citizens. The Bill received the legislative acquiescence on 19th May 2020. The legislature has cogently replaced the Hungar (More)
Understanding Hong Kong's "High Degree of Autonomy" under China's National Security Law
Over the past year, and increasingly in the last few months, the people of Hong Kong have taken to the streets as China has been on a spree of introducing draconian laws, targeting individual civil liberties and constantly threatening Hong Kong’s aut (More)
Can China Be Sued under International Law for COVID-19?
Under the immense human and economic loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some countries have mentioned that they are willing to file lawsuits against China. Do they have any basis for filing a lawsuit? In the current state of international law, is (More)
How COVID-19 Human Endangerment Might Be Approached as a Domestic Crime or an International Crime Against Humanity
As we watch the revival of the first wave and anticipate an inevitable second wave, the intentionally inept federal, uneven and dangerous state and local, and self-interested business response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a horrifying experience. As t (More)
Will Myanmar Comply with Provisional Measures in Gambia v. Myanmar?
IntroductionOn November 11, 2019 The Gambia submitted an application against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) alleging that Myanmar had violated its obligations under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the (More)
An International Humanitarian Law Perspective on Cyber Attacks Against Nuclear Facilities
In September of 2019, Kudankulum Nuclear Power Plant's (KNPP) administrative networks were found to be infected with malware, namely a program called DTrack. The National Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), which manages the plant, stated that the in (More)
Covid-19: China’s Responsibility and Possible Legal Actions
In the late 1920s scratch farmers and loggers were facing an unseen threat in the isolated forests of the inland Pacific Northwest of America. Crops were scarred and charred. They had stunted timber yields. The culprit turned out to be a huge zinc sm (More)
The Liability of China and International Adjudication of the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the saying goes, “history repeats itself.” In 2002, the SARS epidemic spread from the Guangdong province of China and affected 29 nation-states by the year 2003. There were 774 human casualties from the disease. The world realized this loss of hum (More)
Gauging the Advisory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in the Face of COVID-19
The COVID-19 outbreak has shocked and de-globalized the international community. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a pandemic and several scholars have argued that China breached International Health Regulations (IHR) by n (More)
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