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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)
Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging as form of punishment
Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court announced on Saturday that it was abolishing flogging as a form of punishment, as part of reforms aimed to advance human rights in Saudi Arabia.These reforms follow "unprecedented international criticism" that Saudi A (More)
Antitrust Dawn Raids in India: Suggestive Measures to Prevent Fishing Expeditions
Dawn Raids refer to various surprise search and seizure activities conducted by Antitrust Agencies in order to catch suspects off guard. Dawn raids are inherently intrusive in nature and therefore conducted sparingly to unearth the evidence to establ (More)
Prisoner Disenfranchisement: India Needs a Middle Ground
Universal suffrage has long been accepted as the standard for enfranchisement in democracies, however full and equal participation is rarely the reality. One group in particular that is frequently excluded across jurisdictions is prisoners.Indian (More)
The Trump Presidency: A Breathtaking Assault on Law, Justice and Security
"At the beginning of the pestilence and when it ends, there's always a propensity for rhetoric....It is only in the thick of a calamity that one gets hardened to the truth, to silence." - Albert Camus, The Plague Trump presidential debilities are m (More)
European Court of Justice rules three countries broke law by rejecting asylum seekers
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic failed to uphold their obligations regarding refugee quotas as required by law. The countries could face financial penalties for their actions.In 2015 (More)
Israel Supreme Court intervenes in Netanyahu's alleged power grab amidst COVID-19
The Israeli Supreme Court on Sunday intervened against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged attempt to seize power under the guise of combating COVID-19.The Supreme Court ordered Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to put forth a motion in Parl (More)
Saudi Arabia detains 298 government employees on corruption charges
Nazaha, Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption body, on Sunday arrested 298 government employees on charges of bribery, embezzlement and exploiting their positions.Government authorities claim that they are going after graft committed by ordinary employ (More)
Egypt rights lawyer and former MP sentenced to one year
Zyad el-Elaimy, a leader within the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, despite his strong legal defense was sentenced by the Mokattam Misdemeanor Court on Tuesday.  El-Elaimy was sentenced to one year in jail with a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds (aro (More)