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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)
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)
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)
Russia referendum allows Putin to stay in power through 2036
Russian President Vladimir Putin won a referendum vote on Thursday, allowing him to stay in office through 2036. Putin's constitutional amendments garnered close to 78 percent of the votes. Approximately 65 percent of voters turned out.The consti (More)
Bostock is a Textualist Triumph
Last week, the Supreme Court issued its hotly anticipated decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. Writing for the 6-3 majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT persons from sex discrimina (More)
"Surprising" Supreme Court Win for Gay and Transgender Employees Isn't Ultimately Surprising- And That's the Point
The Supreme Court created quite a stir recently when it held in Bostock v. Clayton Country, Georgia that Title VII, the major federal anti-employment-discrimination law, protected gay and transgender employees on the same basis as heterosexual employ (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)
Japan court rejects same-sex relationships as de facto marriages, denying man victims' compensation
The Nagoya District Court on Thursday rejected a man's request to overturn a decision deeming him ineligible for victims' compensation following the death of his same-sex partner.The man, Yasuhide Uchiyama, had lived with his partner for around 2 (More)
China's Lesbian Parenting Case is a Children's Rights Issue
A lawsuit brought by a lesbian in China has raised the profile of same-sex parenting in a country where marriage rights are not recognized. Split from her partner last year, Zhang Peiyi is suing for custody of one of the children they parented togeth (More)
Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage
Costa Rica became the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday.According to the Costa Rican Supreme Court's 2018 ruling, lawmakers had 18 months to adjust the current law or same-sex marriage would automatically bec (More)
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