Protection of Refugees at Sea: An Alternative Framework

Introduction: As of September 2019, over 59,503 refugees have crossed the turbulent Mediterranean Sea in their unseaworthy sea vessels to seek refuge in Europe. European countries often intercept such refugees at sea in their territorial waters and sometimes in the high seas. These interceptions have been justified by States citing various reasons, the legality of […]

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Amazon is Burning

In June 2019, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research recently reported increased rates of forest fires in the Amazon Rainforest which was also supported by the findings of NASA. It was reported that there has been an occurrence of more than 80,000 fires in Brazil this year more than half of which occurred in the […]

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Article 370: India’s Move On Jammu and Kashmir

President Ram Nath Kovind issued a notification of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 2019 to scrap its sixty-five year-old predecessor and amend Article 370 of the Constitution of India.  By superseding the 1954 Order, the notification will take away the special rights enjoyed by the permanent residents of the Jammu and Kashmir. It allows all […]

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