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International Commercial Arbitration Diversity Part 1: Get Your Knee Off My Neck
Roses are Red Violets are Blue These numbers confess That there's something askew The arena of international commercial arbitration may seem a rarefied arena on which to discuss matters in this time of the murder of George Floyd. International Co (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)
Supreme Court declines to hear 10 gun rights cases
The US Supreme court declined on Monday to hear 10 cases seeking to overturn restrictions on gun ownership, disappointing some conservative critics.The 10 cases, spanning six circuits, five states and the District of Columbia, all sought to expan (More)
From Occupation to Subjugation: Israel’s Plan to Annex the West Bank
Israel has occupied territories belonging to Palestine since 1967, namely the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. Over the last century to the present date, Israel continues to exert more control, stripping Palestine of any possi (More)
The Criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation in Sudan
In a historic development concerning women’s rights, the Sudanese transitional government recently criminalized the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and made it punishable by up to three years in prison. FGM is a deeply discriminatory prac (More)
The Disproportionate Measures Undertaken to Protect Refugees in COVID-19
"The greatest nations are defined by how they treat their weakest inhabitants." -Jorge Ramos The COVID-19 outbreak has caused an upsurge in humanitarian crises, affecting millions of refugees across the globe. In these unprecedented times, the right (More)
Palestine president declares end to international agreement with US and Israel
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared an end to Palestinian commitments in the Oslo Accords in a meeting Tuesday in Ramallah.The Oslo Accords are a set of agreements designed to facilitate peace between Israel and the Palestinian Liberatio (More)
India's Aarogya Setu Contact Tracing App - Compromising Privacy in a Pandemic?
As society grapples to stay on top of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heightened responsibility on governments to effectively deal with this public health crisis, in a manner that is least-restrictive towards the civil liberties of its citizens. Th (More)
An International Humanitarian Law Perspective on Cyber Attacks Against Nuclear Facilities
In September of 2019, Kudankulum Nuclear Power Plant's (KNPP) administrative networks were found to be infected with malware, namely a program called DTrack. The National Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), which manages the plant, stated that the in (More)
Sudan outlaws female genital mutilation
Sudan's new government officially criminalized female genital mutilation (FGM) on Wednesday.The change is the result of an amendment to Sudan’s Criminal Law Article 141. The act is defined as removing or mutilating "the female genitalia by cuttin (More)