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Extrajudicial Killings in India: Rule of Law v. Police Impunity
Extrajudicial killings are acts of violence carried out by law enforcement agencies without any judicial authorization. This is usually done by the state to enforce what may be called ‘instant justice’ by circumventing the elaborate procedure establi (More)
What If Trump's Electoral Defeat Coincides with a Nuclear Crisis?
"The masses have followed the magicians again and again...Socrates and Plato were the first to take up the struggle against them in clear awareness of what was at stake." - Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1952) On absolutely all ma (More)
Is Chinese Draconian Security Law the Death Knell For Democracy In Hong Kong?
China has been embroiled in numerous controversies since the onset of 2020. It has received significant flack worldwide as a result of a failure to report to the World Health Organization about the existence and spread of the novel COVID-19, as well (More)
Former Philippines Supreme Court justices file petition against new anti-terrorism law
Former Philippines Supreme Court Justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio-Morales have joined the faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Law (UP Law) in petitioning the Supreme Court to void the country's recently passed anti-terr (More)
Philippines anti-terror law takes effect amid human rights concerns
New Philippines anti-terror legislation took effect Saturday after approval by President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month. It has been widely criticized for giving overreaching powers to the Philippines government, curbing free speech and targeting (More)
Turkish court sentences German-Turkish journalist to jail on terrorism charges
A Turkish court has sentenced Germany-based journalist Deniz Yucel to jail for 2 years and 9 months for terrorism-related propaganda charges. The sentence was imposed in absentia, as Yucel has not been present in Turkey for his trial.Yucel's lawy (More)
The Inequity and Technology Behind an Online Bar Exam
On July 15, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court released an Order declaring that the Bar Exam would be administered online. This would be the first time the NJ Bar exam was ever administered online. The move to online seems like a good idea amid a glo (More)
DOJ announces new cases targeting MS-13 gang leadership
US President Donald Trump and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Wednesday announced several new cases related to the US government's campaign to dismantle MS-13, an international criminal gang that has been aggressively targeted by the Trump administra (More)
Is China's National Security Law for Hong Kong the Beginning of a Surveillance Era?
On the 30th of June 2020, China passed the controversial National Security Law that had stirred nationwide pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The legislation, which criminalizes separatism, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign countrie (More)
Uighur Crisis Highlights Flawed Structure of UN Security Council
One crucial aspect of international law is failing the Uighurs and it is the structure of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The persecution of the Uighurs is just one example of a State-committed human rights abuse that led to little preven (More)
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