International Courts

Federal Court Denied Involvement of US Department of Justice in Trump’s Defamation Lawsuit

Background  The Plaintiff, E .Jean Carroll, published a book where she wrote that a businessman, Donald J Trump had raped her in a dressing room, in New York Department Store. Immediately after the publication, Mr Trump publically declared it to...

Lawsuit Filed Against Uber for Discriminatory “Star Rating System”

The lawsuit was bought in the District Court of North California against Uber. The plaintiff claims class-action status on behalf of all the minority Uber drivers who have been terminated due to the Star system.  Background The Class Action was bought...

The European Court of Human Rights Orders Germany To Pay Non-Pecuniary Damages for Prison Strip-Searches 

A serving German prisoner was repeatedly stripped searched for non-legitimate purposes. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that Germany had violated the Applicants’ rights as provided in Arts 3 – prohibition of torture, and Arts 13 –...

UK Court of Appeal Rules Home Department’s Deportation Policy of Immigrants Unlawful

Britain’s Court of Appeal quashed the Home Department’s deportation policy, declaring it unlawful; criticizing it for being too stringent on immigrants to comply with. Background The case in question concerned a public interest claim brought forward by Medical Justice, a charity...

Privy Council Clarifies Approach To Winding up in “Deadlock” Cases in the Case of Chu v. Lau

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council clarified several aspects of the law concerning just and equitable winding-up petitions, as well as shareholder disputes in general, in the case of Chu v Lau (on appeal from the British Virgin...

US Court Orders Iran To Pay $1.4 BN in Damages To Missing Former FBI Agent’s Family

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia ordered Iran to pay in total $1.45 bn to the Levinson family in punitive damages ($1.35 bn) and for compensatory kidnapping charges ($107 m) over missing former FBI agent,...

The Federal Appeals Court Holds Trump’s Diversion of Military Funds To Build the Wall To Be Unlawful

The Federal Appeals Court held that US President Donald Trump’s diversion of military funds to build the wall is unlawful. A grey area in the law was interpreted to allow the Trump administration to build a wall using funds allocated...

Supreme Court Says Fundamental Right of Accused To Be Released on Default Bail if S.167(2) CrPC Fulfilled

Supreme Court heard a plea for default bail held that in case of scheduled offences, the Special Courts have exclusive jurisdiction irrespective of the Investigating Agency. The District Magistrate cannot remand the Accused to judicial/police custody. Brief Facts This appeal is...

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Bill as Unconstitutional

The bill was initially signed in 2017 by the governor Greg Abbott. It was met with backlash and the plaintiffs are eight licensed abortion clinics and three abortion providers who challenged the bill in federal court.  Background  The appeal was regarding...

Nigeria’s Kaduna Passes Law Allowing Castration of Child Rapists

Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad of the state of Kaduna passed a law allowing the castration of convicted child rapists. In addition to this, the law also provides for the death penalty for child sexual abusers where the child is...
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Federal Court Denied Involvement of US Department of Justice in Trump’s Defamation Lawsuit

Background  The Plaintiff, E .Jean Carroll, published a book where she wrote that a businessman, Donald J Trump had raped...
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Online Internship Opportunity with Ms. Neha Talele: Apply by October 30

About the Organization Ms. Neha Talele is a Certified Professional Mediator, Negotiation skills Trainer and an Attorney at Law, based out of Mumbai. About the Internship Ms....

SC Stays Order Restraining Physical Campaigns in the Madhya Pradesh Bye-Elections

On the 26th of October, a Bench was set up which comprised Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, and Justice Sanjiv Khanna. They heard...

ICFAI Law School’s 1st National Virtual Moot Court Competition [Nov 20-22]: Register by Nov 8

About the Competition ICFAI Law School, Dehradun is pleased to announce its 1st National Virtual Moot Court Competition to be held from 20th to 22nd...

2nd Vox Jurist Virtual Debate Competition by Shambhunath Institute of Law [Nov 27-28] Register by Nov 13

About the Organizer Shambhunath Institute of Law was established with the objective of imparting quality legal education to the students at affordable costs under the...