As bushfires rage through the Australian continent, desertifying many metric hectares of land mass, killing humans and millions of wild animals, destroying properties worth millions of dollars, a dawn of impending climate change risk is upon us. Climate change risks have never looked so tangible and direct, be it the massive fires in the Amazon … Continue reading The Apocalyptic Saga of the Kangaroo Island
Hon’ble Supreme Court of India pulls up states to set up “Human Rights Courts” in pursuance of the mandate under Section 30 of the Protection of Human rights Act, 1993. Click to Read - Live Law U.S. President Donald Trump offers protection to 7 lakh undocumented immigrants from Mexico in exchange for a whopping USD … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| Jan | Week 3| 2019
Russian authorities threaten Human Rights Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov to cancel his Bar Council license if he continues working for Human Rights issues in Crimea. Click to Read – Human Rights Watch Human Rights Groups around the world raise voice against Venezuela for torturing military personnel who are accused of plotting against the Central government. Click … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up Jan| Week 2| 2019
Lok Sabha passes the Triple Talaq Bill that would make Instant TripleTalaq a cognizable offence attracting up to three years of imprisonment along with a fine. Click to Read - Economics Times India ranks 110th out of 160 countries in the fourth annual Human Freedom Index (HFI-2018) released by Cato Institute in collaboration with the Fraser Institute and the … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up Dec| Last Week|2018
We all have heard about infamous ‘Investigatory Powers Bill’ also referred to as “Snoopers Charter” which was passed by both Houses of British Parliament in 2016. India which will overtake its colonial power in terms of GDP in 2019 is all set to follow their lead with respect to surveillance norms. India’s Ministry of Home Affairs on 20th December 2018, by way of notification, has authorized ten central agencies and bodies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”.
About Xinjiang Xinjiang (now Uyghur Autonomous Region) is an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China. It is the largest Chinese administrative division and spans over 1.6 million km2, bordering countries such as Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The name “Xinjiang”, which literally means “New Frontier” or “New Border”, was … Continue reading China’s Xinjiang Problem and its Re-Education Camps
Cities and towns are often named after deities and divinities. Historically, it was believed that the said city or town would receive God’s grace if it is named after the deity they pray to. This can be seen although majorly in India, but also outside of India: Athens is derived from ‘Athena’ the Goddess of … Continue reading PAINT THE COUNTRY SAFFRON
Article 21(3) of UDHR mandates that, ‘[T]he will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government’. Thus, a government which rules without the will of the people by misusing Constitutional offices can be argued to violate the basic human rights of the citizen. The most effective tool of political parties of … Continue reading Time to revisit anti-defection Laws: Party’s Dominance v. Legislators Conscience
This articles talk about the widening gorge between the black and the white community in US, fueled by selfish motives of the parties. This article also explains the exact match law and other shady tactics being used.
When speaking of nations who claim of being de facto states but lack the legal backing to their claim, i.e., de jure recognition by states, Palestine is the first name that strikes one’s head. Palestine has been in the headlines for its battle of statehood for quite a while now. This battle was at its … Continue reading Battle of Statehood