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Empathy, Pandemic, and "America First": Legal Meanings for a Nation in Peril
"What does not benefit the entire hive is no benefit to the bee." -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations From the beginning, Donald Trump's ideology of "America First" has been misconceived. In essence, any concocted presidential notion that exploitative and (More)
Government Actions: A Colossal Test of Safeguarding Rights Amidst Covid-19
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is now known to every country, city, town, village and family. The pandemic is spreading like wildfire and the human race is fighting every second to defeat this invisible enemy. On the 12th of March, 2020, the WHO de (More)
Boys' Locker Room: Does Indian Rape Culture Need a Better Deterrent than the Death Penalty?
Content Warning - This piece discusses law and policy around child sexual assault. India witnessed yet another episode of toxic masculinity and a predominant rape culture thriving with the youth of the country, and not just the illiterate or disadva (More)
Saudi Arabia ends capital punishment for minors
Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree Sunday ending the death penalty for individuals convicted of crimes when they were minors. This decree could prevent six men from receiving the death penalty. According to Amnesty International, in 2019, Saudi Ar (More)
The Annihilation of International Law and the Right to Freedom of Speech: Julian Assange
Julian Assange is an Australian hacker, famous for revealing US secrets relating to war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. A whole cache of classified information was published by Assange's organization WikiLeaks, which revealed the details of (More)
Fugitive wanted for assassination of Bangladesh independence leader arrested
Bangladeshi counter terrorism authorities arrested Abdul Majed in Dhaka on Tuesday. Majed faces the death penalty for the 1975 assassinations of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family. Rahman played a significant role in Bangladesh's independence mo (More)
Federal appeals court overturns injunction against plan to allow federal executions
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voted 2-1 Tuesday to lift the injunction against President Donald Trump's plan to resume federal executions. The split decision comes with three opinions with each justice writing an opinio (More)
Rights groups condemn second execution under Taiwan President Tsai
The Taipei prison executed death row inmate Weng Jen-hsien on Wednesday after the Supreme Court convicted him of killing six people. Rights groups condemned the execution, stating the death penalty is a human rights violation and should be abolished. (More)
UK Supreme Court rules key evidence must be withheld from US government in trial of two Islamic State detainees
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to withhold key evidence from the US government in the trial of two Islamic state detainees because President Donald Trump has not assured that the detainees will not be executed. The detainees in question are (More)
Colorado governor signs bill abolishing death penalty
Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a bill on Monday to repeal the death penalty in the state for any defendant convicted of a Class 1 felony. The bill will take effect for anyone convicted after July 1, 2020. While the bill itself did not commut (More)
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