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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...

European Court Holds Hungarian Education Law Violative of the EU Rules

In the case of the Commission v. Hungary (Higher Education), the court held that Hungarian Education laws are violative of several European Union provisions and rules. The policy was held to be arbitrary and discriminatory.  Background  In 2017 Viktor Orban, Prime...

The Court of Justice of the European Union Invalidates Privacy Shield Framework in the Schrems II Case

The Court of Justice of the European Union (EJEU) declared its landmark judgment in the Schrems II case. In its judgment the Court concluded that the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) issued by the European Commission for the transfer of...

WTO Panel Rules Against Unilateral U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports, Deems Them Inconsistent With WTO Obligations Under GATT

Earlier in September, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruled that the unilateral tariffs imposed by the United States against Chinese goods were inconsistent with the United States’ WTO obligation under the General Agreement for Tariffs and Trade (GATT).  Background The...

English Supreme Court Settles Rules on Laws Governing Arbitration Agreements

The United Kingdom Supreme Court in Enka v Chubb ruled on the English law approach to determining the law governing an arbitration agreement. The decision of the Supreme Court settled a vexed question of law that had given rise...
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Mono-Advocacy Competition by Alliance For Cause [AFC]: Register by December 25

  Alliance For Cause (AFC) is organising a Mono-Advocacy Competition with an aim to promote student involvement in Social issues by providing a fair and...

NUSRL | Constitution in its Seventies: National Blog Writing Competition

About the Competition On 26-11-2020, India celebrates the landmark 71 Years of its Constitution which was formally adopted on 26-11-1949. The Constitution, though young, has...

Call for Papers: Sharda University’s Conference on Green IP and Climate Change Mitigation Technologies [Feb 6, 11 AM]: Submit by Dec 25

Sharda University School of Law (SUSOL) is organising a Virtual International Conference on Green Intellectual Property and Climate Change Mitigation Technologies: Way Ahead on...