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The Legality of an Indo-China Trade Face-off
20 Indian soldiers sacrificed their lives in a military face-off with China, igniting tensions along the Indo-China Line of Actual Control (“LAC”) in the Galwan Valley on the evening of June 15th. The clangour for economic sanctions is growing as str (More)
Yemeni blogger jailed in Saudi Arabia for LGBT social media post
A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a Yemeni blogger living in Riyadh to jail and then deportation for a social media post supporting equal rights for all in Saudi Arabia, according to a Human Rights Watch report.The tweet features a video of Moh (More)
ICJ rejects Gulf states appeal and backs Qatar in air blockade dispute
In a judgment released Tuesday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) sided with Qatar in its dispute over an air blockade imposed against it by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The ICJ held that the Council of the Intern (More)
Israel court dismisses Amnesty bid to stop NSO Group exporting spyware
A district court in Tel Aviv has dismissed Amnesty International’s petition to stop Israeli surveillance company NSO Group from exporting spyware, finding that Amnesty was not able to show that various governments had used NSO spyware technology — na (More)
UK imposes new sanctions regime targeting human rights abusers
In a statement to the House of Commons on Monday, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduced new sanctions on 49 human rights abusers.The new global human rights regime provides accountability for individuals and organizations, unlike typical s (More)
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over assassination of Qasem Soleimani
Tehran Prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr announced Monday that Iran has ordered through Interpol the arrests of 36 US political and military officials, including President Donald Trump, who were allegedly involved in the assassination of General Qasem Soleim (More)
Life Imprisonment for “Intentional” Infectors in India: A Criminal Law Approach for a Public Health Crisis
In India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, the government passed the Uttar Pradesh Public Health and Epidemic Disease Control Ordinance to help the government in tackling the rapid growth of COVID-19. It prescribes a maximum punishment of a life (More)
Flogging as Criminal Punishment in the 21st Century
On 9th January 2015, in front of the Jeddah Mosque, a Saudi activist and blogger named Raif Badawi was publicly given the first fifty out of the thousand lashes he was sentenced with, for ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels.' The disturbing (More)
Price Capping N95 Masks Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
“In the pandemic economy, face masks are like bars of gold. Hoarders are hoarding them. Governors are bartering for them. Hospital workers desperately need them.” - Michael Schulman The N95 mask is very important armor in battling the COVID-19 pande (More)
Separatists take over Yemen's Socotra
A separatist group in Yemen on Saturday led a coup on the island of Socotra, deposing the government forces previously stationed there. The move represents growing fractures within the broader Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, whic (More)
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