International Courts

India’s Trade War With China and the GATT Agreement (1947)

"The trade war with China could end up doing more harm to the Indian economy", Arvind Panagariya recently said in an audio interview. China's exports to India are only 3% of their sum total. This 3% makes up for about 15%...

PCA Decides in the Enrica Lexie Case that India Cannot Try Italian Marines

On February 15, 2012, two Indian fishermen were killed off the coast of Kerala. They were aboard the St. Antony. Furthermore, as per India's allegations, two Italian marines killed the Indian fishermen. The former were aboard the Italian-flagged commercial...

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Foreign Affiliates Do Not Have First Amendment Rights

The Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, held that specific requirements for the foreign affiliates of American NGOs to be funded are valid. The United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act, has a provision which states that...

US Supreme Court holds Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act to be Unconstitutional

The US Supreme Court in June Medical Services LLC v Russo held that the act which requires only doctors who have admitting privileges to perform abortions, to be unconstitutional. Justice Breyer reversed the judgement of the fifth circuit, 5-4....

The Trump Administration to the U.S. Supreme Court: “End Obamacare”

What looks like a move to wipe out the remnants of the Obama's regime, Donald Trump has called for the elimination of Obamacare.  What is Obamacare?  Obamacare is a landmark law formally known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It had...

UK Supreme Court: Regeneron’s Patents For Hybrid Mouse That Can Generate Antibodies Against Coronavirus Invalid

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an American biotechnology company headquartered in New York. In 2001, it filed patents for a new kind of genetically modified mouse. This was a breakthrough. A combination of a section of the mouse's genetic material with that of...

US Supreme Court Rules for Expedient Removal of Asylum Seeker From Sri Lanka

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Asylum Seekers will have to prove in their initial determination that they need Asylum. They will also not be required to give hearing in Federal Court before being removed. If the claim...

US Supreme Court Limits the Amount of Fine the SEC Can Impose on Fraudulent Operators

The issue was simple, whether the SEC can get an equitable remedy of disgorgement beside remedies available under specific statutory provisions, this was for penalties and injunctive relief. Therefore, the Supreme Court enforced a stricter version of "the punishment...

European Commission Opens Investigation Into App Store by Apple

On June 16, 2020, Brussels, the European Commission (EC) made a press release. The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation. It is to assess if Apple's rules for app developers are applicable to the distribution of apps. The...

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Decision on State Funding for Religious Schools

The landmark Education case before the Supreme Court of the United States could end the decades of wrangling over religious education. Espinosa v Montana Department of Revenue might be a potential watershed moment in public education. Background The Supreme Court is...
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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...