Monthly Archives: June 2022

US Supreme Court strikes down New York gun permit requirement

The US Supreme Court Thursday struck down a New York law requiring individuals applying for unrestricted handgun licenses to demonstrate a greater need for self defense than the general public. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion in the 6-3 decision, with Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Chief Justice… Read More »

Courts in India are pro-arbitration; you can trust Indian judiciary for its absolute independence: CJI NV Ramana

Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Tuesday said that the Indian Courts are pro-arbitration and they assist and support arbitration by leaving the substantive part of adjudication to the arbitral tribunal. India encourages arbitration, mediation and other modes of alternative disputes resolution by adopting UNCITRAL Model Law and enacted the Arbitration and Conciliation… Read More »

Sri Lanka cabinet passes constitutional amendment to limit presidential powers

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet Monday passed a constitutional amendment in order to curb the president’s power and delegate more power to the country’s parliament. The 21st amendment repeals the 20th Amendment, which reallocated some of parliament’s powers to the president and allowed the president to dissolve parliament.

Pakistan PM appears in court on corruption charges

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had his first court appearance Monday to answer for corruption allegations. Shehbaz Sharif became Prime Minister in April after a vote of no confidence ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. The current investigation stems from allegations that Sharif abused his power when he was Punjab’s chief minister. From 2013 to 2018,… Read More »

Patriarchal attitude of society changing; women speak openly about sex now without worry: Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court on Thursday observed that crimes against women are continuing to increase but the patriarchal mindset of society is changing Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas said that there is a change in attitude of men particularly when it comes to the outlook towards crimes against women.