International Courts

Saudi Court Sentences 7 Islamist Militants to Death for 2014 Shootings

The court sentenced seven militants involved in the 2014 shooting to death and three others to 25-year jail terms. This decision comes in succession on several other bombings and shootings that have taken place in Saudi. Background  Saudi Arabia has tried...

Canada and the Netherlands Announced to Aid Gambia in Genocide Case

Recently, Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands released a joint statement to intervene in the case bought before the ICJ. Background of the Matter Armed attacks, arson, and mob violence forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee their homes...

Christchurch High Court: Australian White Supremacists Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Without Parole 

Christchurch High Court sentences Brenton Tarrant to life imprisonment without parole after having found him guilty in 51 murder charges, 40 charges of attempted murder, and one charge of committing a terrorist act. Background Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 29, is an Australian...

UK Court Convicts Hashem Abedi for the Manchester Bombing

A UK Court has sentenced Hashem Abedi who assisted Salman Abedi who carried out a suicide bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester. He was sentenced to at least 55 years of prison time. Background  On the 22nd of May 2017,...

UN Court Hears Ratko Mladic of Srebrenica Massacre Case on Appeal

Ratko Mladic, former Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina's military commander appealed against his life sentence. He had earlier been convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity, and violation of laws and customs of war. Background  The judgment was rendered on 22...

Kuala Lumpur High Court Sentences Former PM to 12 Years Over Corruption Charges

The Kuala Lumpur High Court sentences former Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak to 12 years in prison on counts of financial fraud relating to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. 1MDB – The Biggest Financial Scandal in History  1MDB was...

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...

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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.