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Coronavirus International Law

Revisiting Humanity in the Wake of the Pandemic: A Saga of the Climate Induced Displacement

Kavya Mathur & Varsha Raman Climate change, a notable driver of displacement, has the potential to displace about 140 million people by 2050. Even though climate change continues to shatter lives and livelihoods across the globe, States and the international community in general are seemingly inattentive to its effects. This crisis demands action, as the […]

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International Law

When Time Ran Out for TikTok: Is Trump’s Order Justified

Naina Bora Amidst its growing popularity, Tiktok has faced severe backlash from some governments viewing the mobile application as a national security threat. On 6th August 2020, the Trump Administration passed an executive order under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”) stating that Tiktok shall be banned within 45 days. In the aftermath of […]

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International Law

Annihilation of Democracy: Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Abhijeet Kashyap Introduction At a time when the whole world is facing the brunt of the deadly coronavirus, citizens of Hong Kong are facing the gravest form of human rights violation. Since mid-2019 the protests in the region have been in the media’s  spotlight across the world. These protests are nothing new for a nation […]

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International Law

Revisiting Internet Shutdowns and the Right to Freedom of Expression

Rashi Rawat and Himanshu Kumar Introduction In January 2020,  the Supreme Court in Anuradha Bhasin took an unprecedented stand on the rampant internet shutdowns in India. According to the Court, it was a situation in which Liberty and Security were at loggerheads and it was of great significance that this pendulum should not swing to […]

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International Law

An Analysis of Ioane Teitiota v New Zealand: Paving the way for Climate Refugees and Non Refoulement Obligations of States under Article 6 of the ICCPR

By Urshila Pandit Introduction Slow and sudden environmental changes brought about by climate change are forcibly displacing individuals  to different countries due to the uninhabitable nature of such regions. The current scenario can be analysed utilising two legal instruments- the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951 and Article 6 of the International Covenant […]

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International Law Rights Adjudication

Critically Assessing the Notion of Human Rights as ‘Universal’

By Anmol Ratan John F. Kennedy in his 1961 inaugural speech said, “the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hands of God”[1]. It is this presumption about the metaphysical origin of human rights that makes it problematic for this internationally recognised regime of law to claim absolute […]

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Environment International Law

Uluru And Tribal Apathy: The Law of Nations Not Yet Civilized

By Sameer Gupta and Sankalp Udgata The saga of a Global Indigeneity Heist pioneered over a 9.4km rock. About The mystical Uluru Uluru (Ayres Rock) is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Australia and is a living cultural landscape which is considered sacred to the aboriginal Anangu Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people. The monolith has been […]

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International Law

The Denuclearization of South Asia: Contrasting the Viability of a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Against Extant Deterrence Postures, by Vishaka Choudhary

The global interest in nuclear disarmament peaked with the international community’s attempt to negotiate a complete ban against the possession, manufacture, acquisition, and use of nuclear weapons in 2016. Thwarting this attempt systemically were both parties and non-parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, clamouring for cognizance of their security interests and proclaiming the effectiveness of […]