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India Supreme Court rules for Hindus in Ayodhya holy site dispute
The Supreme Court of India issued a unanimous ruling Saturday in the decades-long Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land case, finding for the Hindus. A small plot of land about 1500 square yards in the city of Ayodhya in the northern Indian state of U (More)
India parliament amends right to information law, strengthens government control over statutory bodies
The upper house of India’s parliament approved a bill on Thursday to amend the Right to Information Act of 2005. The bill has already been passed by the lower house of parliament and will become law once it receives presidential assent. Amendments (More)
India officials raid prominent human rights lawyers over alleged misuse of foreign funding
India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the homes and offices of two senior human rights lawyers, Anand Grover, and Indira Jaising, on Thursday in an investigation into allegations of illegally receiving and misusing foreign funds for th (More)
Donald Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban: The United States' Political, Legal, and Moral Responsibility
In what may have been one of the most consequential decisions since the notorious Korematsu case of 1944, when the Supreme Court upheld the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the Court (in June 2018) voted 5-4 vote to uphold Pre (More)
Lake Erie Bill of Rights: Legally Flawed But Nonetheless Important
Toledo, Ohio residents last month overwhelmingly voted in favor of the innovative Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR), an amendment to the city charter which declares Lake Erie has enforceable legal rights. What that vote signals may turn out to be more (More)
India Supreme Court acquits death row convicts
India's Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted three men who had been given a death sentence and three others who had been awarded life imprisonment for the alleged murder of five members of a family and the rape of a woman and a minor. A trial court (More)
Pakistan to lodge UN complaint against India for 'eco-terrorism'
Pakistan's Ministry of Climate Change said Friday that it plans to lodge a complaint with the UN accusing India of "eco-terrorism" in response to recent air strikes in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The plans come days after Indian jets bombe (More)
Canada Supreme Court orders cleanup of bankrupt gas company's abandoned wells
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Thursday that bankrupt oil and gas companies in Alberta must use funds to reclaim oil and gas well sites before paying debtors. The case, Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd, involved oil and gas comp (More)
Is Unilateral Revocation of the Indus Water Treaty Permissible Under International Law?
Amid the perpetual political tension between India and Pakistan, the Indus water treaty (IWT) is perhaps the only international instrument which has proactively engaged both the countries in bilateral relationship. In fact, the treaty has been the mo (More)
Supreme Court hears arguments in tribal rights, criminal appeals cases
The US Supreme Court continued the November term, hearing oral arguments in one case concerning Indian tribal rights and a second regarding a criminal defendant's right to appeal after guilty plea. The first case, Washington State Department of Li (More)
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