International Courts

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...

Russian Court Convicts Eminent Gulag Historian on Sexual Abuse Charges

Russian Court finds Yury Dimitriev guilty of sexual assault against his adopted daughter. The Court granted three years and six months of jail time. Supporters claim it is an effort to silence his work. Background Dimitriev is the head of an...

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Job Post: Vacancy for multiple posts at Office of the Commissioner, Labour and Employment, Panaji

Applications are invited by the Commissioner, Labour and Employment, Shram Shakti Bhavan, 2nd Floor, Patto Plaza, Panaji – Goa,...

SC Cancels Bail Granted to Murder Accused; Says We Can’t Have Two Parallel Legal Systems for the Rich and the Common Man

The Hon’ble Supreme Court cancelled the accused person’s bail and stated that a judiciary that is susceptible to political pressures would allow politicians to operate with impunity and incentivize criminality to flourish.

Madras HC Restrains State From Acquiring Buses Without Disabled Friendly Amenities

The Madras High Court restrained the State from acquiring more buses as part of public transport as long as it did not conform to the notification issued on 20th September 2016 mandating disabled friendly amenities in buses.

Job Post: Vacancy for Research Associate with CPA Project [Criminal Justice & Police Accountability Project], Bhopal: Apply by July 31

About the Organisation The Criminal Justice & Police Accountability Project is Bhopal-based research and litigation intervention working to build accountability against the unjust criminalisation of...

Job Post: Vacancy for 2 Legal Assistant at Legastice, Chennai, Apply Now

About the Law Firm Legastice is a legal Firm and the company is engaged in legal services to various businesses. They handle labour laws, all...