International Courts

Return of Shamima Begum? The UKSC to Hear the Home Office’s Appeal

The United Kingdom Supreme Court is to hear the case of Shamima Begum, the runaway British teenager who fled to join ISIS. The United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal, in July, had ruled in favor of Ms. Shamima Begum. The...

U.S. Congress Digs Into Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google; Do They Need New Laws to Control the Big Four Tech Giants?

On July 29, the U.S. Congress pulled up the Four Tech Titans during a high-profile antitrust hearing. Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, and Google's Sundar Pichai. They were interrogated for over five hours by a 15-...

Saudi Court Convicts Yemeni Blogger for Supporting LGBT and Equal Rights on Social Media

The Court convicted Al-Bokari of the charges of "violating public morality" and "imitation of women". The conviction raises growing concern on the country’s treatment to dissent and equal rights claims. Background Al-Bokari is a Yemeni blogger who had fled his country...

New Zealand Court Convicts Samoan Chief for Human Trafficking and Slavery

Joseph Auga Matamata is a New Zealand based Samoan chief. The 65-year-old was found guilty by the High Court, Napier. He was accused of illegally trafficking Samoan nationals to New Zealand for 25 years. The victims were subject to...

Russian Court Convicts Eminent Gulag Historian on Sexual Abuse Charges

Russian Court finds Yury Dimitriev guilty of sexual assault against his adopted daughter. The Court granted three years and six months of jail time. Supporters claim it is an effort to silence his work. Background Dimitriev is the head of an...

Singaporean Citizen Pleads Guilty to Working as a Chinese Spy in the U.S.

On July 24, Jun Wei Yeo pled guilty to acting as an illegal agent within the United States. Chinese Intelligence had deployed him in the country. Jun Wei Yeo is also known as Dickson Yeo. He is a Singaporean...

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Injunction to Nevada Church’s Challenging COVID-19 Restrictions

The state of Nevada has 41,000 confirmed cases and 722 deaths. The Government placed these restrictions as measures against the further spread. The church in Nevada applied for an injunction against the restriction. The Supreme Court denied an emergency...

German Court Convicts 93-Year-Old Nazi Concentration Camp Guard

The Hamburg Juvenile Court convicted Bruno Dey for being accessory to murder. This was at the Stutthof concentration camp. He has a total conviction of 5,232 counts of accessory murder during his service between 1944 and 1945. Background Bruno Dey was...

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Unconditional Presidential Immunity

In the case of Trump v. Vance, the Supreme Court of the United States that a sitting President is not immune to a criminal investigation. The Supreme Court has ruled against complete presidential immunity. It has allowed a New...

Law Student Files Suit Against the Australian Government Over Financial Risks of Climate Change

A 23- year-old Melbourne law student sued the Government. This was for failure to disclose the risks involved in climate change and the value of government bonds. This is a class action suit and a first of its kind....
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Delhi HC: High Courts Under Article 266 Cannot Determine Matters of National Security

In the present case, the Division Bench consisted of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon. After analysing...
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SC Asks Jharkhand Government to Find Possibility of Entry in Religious Places During COVID-19

A Special Leave Petition was filed in the Supreme Court. This was against an order of Jharkhand High Court prohibiting the participation of devotees...

Bombay High Court Approves MMRDA Plans to Cut Mangrove Trees to Build Metro Line-4

The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA), the petitioner instituted the Writ Petition. The petitioner seeks permission to start construction work for Metro Line...

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ABOUT ORGANIZERS: National Law University Odisha is an autonomous law university in India located at Cuttack, Odisha. It was established in 2008 under the National...