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Analyzing the Sufficiency of Iran's Child and Adolescent Protection Law
Iran recently passed a law criminalizing abandonment, physical or emotional abuse of children, taking a major leap in terms of rights provided to children and juveniles. The Child and Adolescent Protection Bill was approved by the Guardian Council, t (More)
Aatish Ali Taseer's Case and the Status of Illegitimate Children in India
In June 2020, the Bombay High Court in Dharmesh Vasantrai Shah v. Renuka Prakash Tiwari, held that the primary caregiver in the case of an illegitimate child is the mother and not the father. The case involved a minor citizen of New Zealand, whose un (More)
Iran suspends execution of anti-government protesters following online campaign
Iran's supreme court on Sunday suspended the execution of three men convicted following the November 2019 anti-government protests.The Revolutionary Court in Tehran had in February 22 convicted the three men of moharebeh (waging war against God), (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)
ICC begins trial of accused Mali war criminal linked to Islamist group
Trial Chamber X  of the International Criminal Court began the trial Tuesday of Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud for crimes allegedly committed in Mali between 2012 and 2013 when he was a member of the militant Islamist group Ansar Dine (More)
Iran journalist sentenced to death for inciting protests
Iran sentenced journalist Ruhollah Zam to death on Tuesday for inciting unrest and protests in Iran.Zam ran Amadnews, an anti-government website that had around 1.4 million followers on the messaging app Telegram. On Amadnews, Zam shared protest (More)
Restricting Free Speech and Dissent in India: The Tragic Case of Safoora Zargar
“Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent and debate” - Hubert Humphrey The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was met by widespread criticism throughout the country in the form of peaceful protests and marches. These (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)
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)
UN removes Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from child rights violators 'list of shame'
UN Secretary-General António Guterres published his annual children and armed conflict report Tuesday, which controversially removed the Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen from the list of those who have committed grave violations aga (More)
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