International Courts

International Criminal Court Awards $30 Million To Congolese Warlord’s Victims

Excerpt Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a reparation order, awarded the victims of Congolese Warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, USD 30 million. Background Mr Bosco Ntaganda, also known as “Mr Terminator”, is a militia leader, who carried out a range of...

The International Criminal Court Awards $30 Million To Congolese Warlord’s Victims

Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a reparation order, awarded the victims of Congolese Warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, USD 30 million.

The International Criminal Court Awards $30 Million To Congolese Warlord’s Victims

Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a reparation order, awarded the victims of Congolese Warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, USD 30 million.

Palestinian Court Rules Balfour Declaration Invalid; Urges the UK To Apologize

Excerpt The Nablus Court of First Instance ruled that Lord Balfour’s declaration to support for a “national home for the Jewish people” violated international law and resulted in the consequences of “nakba”. The Court has called the British government to...

European Court of Human Rights Rules Hungary Violated Asylum-Seeking Family’s Rights

Excerpt The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held that Hungary had violated the law in its treatment of a family of five asylum seekers, including three young children. The Iranian Afghan family was held in a Röszke transit zone...

Westminster Magistrates’ Court Orders Extradition for Nirav Modi for Connection With PNB Scam

The London Court delivered the verdict stating that the evidence against Modi was sufficient to merit order for extradition to India, where he is to face criminal charges for money laundering and fraud concerning the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

Pakistan Supreme Court Orders Immediate Reconstruction of Vandalised Hindu Temple

Background A century-old Hindu temple, Samadhi of Shri Paramhans Ji Maharaj, in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan in December 2020 was burnt and demolished by the members of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party after the members of the Hindu community received...

ECtHR Rejects Case Against Germany Over Afghan Airstrikes

On 16th February 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rejected a complaint made against Germany for its refusal to prosecute an officer who had ordered a deadly bombing in 2009 of two fuel tankers in northern Afghanistan.  Background Following...

Nigerian Farmers Have Jurisdiction to Sue Shell over Pollution Charges: Britain’s Top Court

Excerpt The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court (UKSC), on the 12th of February 2021, ruled that Nigerian farmers and fishermen could sue the Royal Dutch Shell Plc in English Courts over allegations of pollution where the company owns a subsidiary.  Background The appeal...

Certiorari To United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Background The Nazi Government unlawfully coerced the consortium to sell the collection of medieval relics known as Welfenschatz to Prussia for a third of its value. It unlawfully coerced the consortium into selling the collection to Prussia for a third...

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Kerala HC: First Examine Whether the Course Adopted by the Corporation Is Correct and Then Implement Remedial Measures so Prescribed

The petitioner had prayed in the writ petition for a direction to the Corporation and its officials to ensure that the restoration work of the road was continued and completed only after having removed the existing bituminous road surface and to ensure that the level of the existing road was not increased by the restoration work.

Kerala HC: FIR in Case of Corruption Needs To Be Registered Only After Preliminary Enquiry

On the 8th day of June 2021, the Honorable High Court of Kerala heard and decided a Civil Writ Petition matter filed seeking Writ of Mandamus against the police authorities to register the First Information Report and conduct the investigation.

Kerala HC: Court Cannot Verify Genuineness of Allegations u/s 482 of CrPC

On the 8th Day of June 2021, the Honourable Kerala High Court heard and decided a Criminal Miscellaneous Petition (Cr. M.C) under section 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (Cr. P.C).

Kerala HC: Environmental Clearance Is Required for Expansion of Pre-Existing Projects

The petition was filed challenging the validity of Environmental Impact Assessment, 2006 rules on the buildings whose construction was started before the issue of rules.

Kerala HC: Panchayat’s Permission to Set Up Industrial Units Exempted if Power Is Less Than 5

On the 11th day of June 2021, the Honourable High Court of Kerala disposed of a Civil Writ Petition in which the Petitioner had sought a prohibitory order of performing unauthorized furniture manufacturing adjacent to the residential area.