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The Suspension Clause Challenge That Never Was
On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a Suspension Clause challenge to expedited immigration proceedings.  In the widely anticipated judgment, the Court determined that no habeas could be brought as the original hab (More)
Legal Aid in India Amid the COVID-19 Lockdown
IntroductionDecember 2019 witnessed the outbreak of one of the deadliest viruses ever when China reported some cases of unusual pneumonia to the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus remained unknown for a brief period of time, but it spread (More)
Sri Lanka president pardons soldier convicted of killing eight Tamil civilians
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday pardoned former army sergeant Sunil Ratnayake, who was sentenced to death for killing eight Tamil civilians during the country's civil war.After a 13-year trial, the Colombo High Court found Rat (More)
Sri Lanka PM announces withdrawal from UN resolution to investigate war crimes
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa announced Wednesday that his country will withdraw from co-sponsorship of a 2015 UN resolution which sought to investigate war crimes committed on the island during the country's civil war.It is belie (More)
Terrorism and Normalcy: Law, Fear, and Rationality in US Policy
"I believe" is the one great word against metaphysical fear. Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the WestAt least one thing is clear. Those terrorists who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks on certain Sri Lankan churches and hotels would have reso (More)
Sri Lanka court blocks PM from taking power
Mahinda Rajapaksa, appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka last month, has been barred from taking office by a Colombo court's order on Monday. The Appeals Court asked that he reappear by December 12 with justification for his taking office since Parli (More)
Sri Lanka Defense Chief arrested over civil war kidnapping, murder allegations
Sri Lanka Defense Chief of Ravindra Wijeguneratne has appeared in Colombo Magistrate Court after his arrest on Wednesday for aiding in the kidnapping of 11 teenagers during the final stages of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war in early 2009.When the (More)
HRW criticizes Sri Lanka for not repealing Prevention of Terrorism Act
Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized the government of Sri Lanka on Monday for not repealing its "Draconian" counterterrorism law.HRW accused the government of using the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to arbitrarily detain and torture susp (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 11 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The legal world is a busy place. The Philippines Office of the Ombudsman (OTO) has anti-graft and corruption charges Tuesday against former Philippines president Benigno Aquino III in con (More)
Sri Lanka to investigate torture of Tamils held in custody
Following an Associated Press (AP) article published Wednesday, Sri Lanka wrote Thursday in a letter to the New York Times that it will investigate allegations of torture and rape of 50 Tamil individuals by police offices and military officials.T (More)
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