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Flogging as Criminal Punishment in the 21st Century
On 9th January 2015, in front of the Jeddah Mosque, a Saudi activist and blogger named Raif Badawi was publicly given the first fifty out of the thousand lashes he was sentenced with, for ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels.' The disturbing (More)
Separatists take over Yemen's Socotra
A separatist group in Yemen on Saturday led a coup on the island of Socotra, deposing the government forces previously stationed there. The move represents growing fractures within the broader Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, whic (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)
The Continuing Threat of India's Unlawful Activities Prevention Act to Free Speech
The plight of Indian journalists is not in hiding anymore as it has been ranked 142 on the World Press Freedom Index 2020. The government has time and again introduced new laws to curb freedom and violate the rights of the citizens. The Unlawful (More)
Upsurge of Environmental Hazards and the Need for Global Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment
“The environment and the economy are really both two sides of the same coin. If we cannot sustain the environment, we cannot sustain ourselves.” - Wangari Maathai As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds across the globe, threatening lives and upending t (More)
Can China Be Sued under International Law for COVID-19?
Under the immense human and economic loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some countries have mentioned that they are willing to file lawsuits against China. Do they have any basis for filing a lawsuit? In the current state of international law, is (More)
America's Existential Challenge: Pandemic, War and Law
From the beginnings of his crudely acrimonious presidency, Donald Trump has actively undermined US foreign policy relationships. On urgently key matters of world politics and international law, Mr. Trump's typically invalid conclusions have generally (More)
Will Myanmar Comply with Provisional Measures in Gambia v. Myanmar?
IntroductionOn November 11, 2019 The Gambia submitted an application against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) alleging that Myanmar had violated its obligations under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the (More)
Is the Indian Judiciary Independent Anymore?
“There is a view point that post retirement appointment is itself a scar on the judicial independence of the Judiciary. In fact this is valid and strong point.” - former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi This was the obiter dicta of former C (More)
UN Security Council urges Yemen ceasefire to prevent COVID-19 spread
The UN Security Council on Friday called upon Yemen's warring factions to end their five-year civil war due to the spread of COVID-19. "Yemen cannot face two fronts at the same time: a war and a pandemic," said UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths. "We (More)