International Courts

Lahore High Court Outlaws Two-Finger Virginity Test

The Lahore High Court in Pakistan has outlawed the use and conduct of virginity tests, namely, the use of the “two-finger” virginity test and the hymen examination in cases of rape and sexual abuse.  Background In Sadaf Aziz & Others v...

London Court Rejects Assange’s Extradition – What Happens Now? 

Earlier last week, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser, sitting in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court denied the Government of the U.S.A.'s request to the U.K. to extradite Mr Julian Assange over his espionage convictions in the U.S. on the grounds of...

[Vijay Mallya Case] UK Court Denies Release of Funds for Covering Mallya’s Legal Fees

Judge Sebastian Prentis, who presided over a remote hearing at the Insolvency and Companies Court (ICC) of the High Court in London, concluded that Mallya had failed to provide the "basic information" required for such a validation order and agreed only to allow sufficient funds to cover an appeal hearing scheduled in the bankruptcy case for Wednesday.

Constitutional Court of South Africa Declares Provisions of Domestic Workers’ Injury Compensation Legislation To Be Unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court of South Africa in Sylvia Mahlangu v Minister of Labour , declared parts of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) to be unconstitutional as it infringed fundamental rights of workers as provided under...

Hong Kong High Court Rules for Independent Mechanisms To Be Set up To Deal With Complaints Against Police Officers

The present suit was brought by a journalist association because of the police brutality that the protestors faced in the protests against the China extradition bill. The protests led to many arrests and violations which caused widespread concern about...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Trump Campaign’s Claims of Close Range Ballot Watching

The suit went through several courts in the system, being overturned by one court after another with opposing decisions. The Supreme Court has laid the claims of the Trump campaign to rest. It was held that the range that...

Donald’s Last Days: Penn SC Rejects Trump Campaign Lawsuit Over Election Observers

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has rejected allegations of state law violations made by President Trump’s campaign over election oversight in Philadelphia county. Background The case concerned the processing of mail-in and absentee ballots received from voters in Philadelphia County in...

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom To Deliver Final Judgment in COVID-19 Insurance Test Case

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom began its’ four-day hearing in the matter of Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance . The appeal concerned the construction of certain provisions in insurance policies written by the Appellant Insurers relating...

European Union Filed Charges Against Amazon Under Anti-Trust Laws

The European Union opened a twofold investigation on Amazon and its business activities, in the European Economic Zone. It has clearly conveyed to the public that the statement of objection or the opening of the investigation, just not show...

English Commercial Court Rejects Kuwait’s Appeal for English-Jurisdiction Over Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Following the Lugano Convention and Brussels Regulations

The English Commercial Court of the Queen’s Bench Division rejected an appeal from a Kuwaiti public body that sought to claim English-jurisdiction over 37 defendants alleged to have been associated with a multibillion-dollar civil fraudster.  Background The Public Institution for Social...
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Police To Decide on the Entry of Farmers To Delhi on Republic Day Says Supreme Court

While the Supreme Court heard a plea seeking an injunction against the tractor rally that is scheduled for January 26th, it held that it is the decision of the Delhi Police officers to see whether the protesting farmers should get entry into Delhi on Republic Day.
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[Sushant Singh Rajput Case]: Republic TV & Times Now Hindered Investigation Probe Says Bombay HC

In November last year, the Court had reserved its judgement on the PILs that came from 8 former police officers from Maharashtra, lawyers, activists and NGOs, seeking restraining orders against the media trial in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.

Women Advocates Move To Supreme Court Against the Delhi HC Orders on Resuming Physical Hearing

Another writ petition has been filed by women advocates in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Delhi HC of directing the expansion of physical hearing of cases within the National Capital Territory of Delhi without giving an option to litigants to be represented by their lawyers virtually.

Gujarat High Court Allows Report Filed by Official Liquidator for Dissolution of the Company

The present report had been filed by the Official Liquidator for the dissolution of M/s AtRo Limited under the provisions of Section 497 (6)...

Internship: Internship Opportunity at Volunteers Collective, Delhi

Volunteers Collective is looking for interns to work on ground for our legal aid and social awareness initiative to help survivors of domestic violence and...