International Courts

Trump v. Mazars: An Early Victory for Trump Pre-Presidential Elections 2020?

The Supreme Court of the United States, recently, held that the Courts must consider the Doctrine of Separation of Powers while resolving disputes over congressional subpoenas seeking access to personal information of the President. Brief Background of the Case In February...

The U.S. Ninth Circuit- Strikes Down California Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

The panel consisted of Consuelo M. Callahan and Kenneth K. Lee, Circuit Judges, and Barbara M. G. Lynn, District Judge. Two members of the panel affirmed the District Court’s Judgment in favour of the plaintiffs. The Court held that...

Constitutional Invalidity In Citizenship Act Granted by the High Court of South Africa

South African citizenship legislation has generally provided three pathways by which citizenship can be acquired, i.e. birth, descent, and naturalization. Citizenship by birth has been determined by where an individual is born. Citizenship by descent is acquired from a...

Venezuela Court Sentences Former United States Army Special Forces Soldiers to 20 Years of Prison

The Court sentenced two former Green Berets, Luke Denman, and Airan Berry to 20 years in prison. The two men were held guilty of conspiracy, trafficking illegal arms, and terrorism. The judgment comes at a time of economic crisis...

Pakistan Enacts Ordinance to Allow Petition for Review of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Court-Martial in IHC

Pakistan's National Assembly passed an ordinance in May, in light of the ICJ's ruling in the Kulbhushan Jadhav death-row case. The ordinance amends the existing court-martial rules of the Pakistan Army and allows Jadhav the right to appeal in...

Turkey Sanctions the Highly Controversial Social Media Bill

On July 29, the Turkish Parliament ratified a Bill. This Bill seeks to regulate and bring about a change to how social media operates in the country. The Justice and Development (AK) Party and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) support...

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...
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An Analysis of the Supreme Court of India’s Decision in Saurav Yadav v. State of Uttar Pradesh on Reservation

Reservation is one of the debatable realities of Indian constitution. This system got its roots from the exploitations due...
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Explained: The Political Crisis in Nepal

On December 20th, K P Sharma Oli, the Prime Minister of Nepal dissolved the Lower House Parliament of the country in an unprecedented move....

“Dismissal Without Inquiry Is Justified if Employee Did Not Prove Minimum Working Period”: Supreme Court

This case concerns the dispute relating to the termination of an employee without any disciplinary inquiry. Brief facts of the case The Respondent, Smt. Sureshwati was...

Can the Relatives of the Husband Attract Prosecution in Case of Triple Talaq?

The Supreme Court of India has recently made a judgement. It lays down that the relatives of the husband cannot be kept as accused...

“Rape Victim To Be Provided Shelter Due To Media Attention Prohibited Under Section 228A of the IPC”: Supreme Court

This case concerns the petition by a rape victim for rehabilitation as she was social ostracization.  Brief facts of the case In this case, a writ...