Monthly Archives: July 2022

Can’t direct removal of Satyender Jain from cabinet but hope CM Kejriwal will uphold trust reposed by people: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that while it cannot direct Delhi Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal to remove minister Satyender Jain from his cabinet, it hopes that the CM while appointing ministers, will uphold the trust reposed in him by the electorate.

Myanmar junta carries out country’s first judicial executions since 1976 amid

According to state media Monday, Myanmar’s military junta executed four pro-democracy activists over the weekend. The four individuals put to death were Phyo Zeya Thaw, a lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi’s ousted party National League for Democracy, and veteran activist Ko Jimmy, both sentenced under the Myanmar Counter-Terrorism Law, and Ko Hla Myo Aung and Ko Aung Thura… Read More »

Rights group files complaint against former Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa for war crimes

A human rights group Sunday filed a criminal complaint with the attorney general of Singapore, accusing former Sri Lankan President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa of perpetrating war crimes and human rights violations during the country’s civil war. Rajapaksa fled to Singapore earlier this month as Sri Lankans gathered in protest over alleged government corruption and economic downturn.

UK Supreme Court rules all workers are entitled to same amount of paid annual leave

The UK Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that all workers are entitled to receive the same amount of paid time off. The case, Harpur Trust v. Brazel, involved a visiting music teacher named Lesley Brazel. Brazel works on a continuing contract at a school run by The Harpur Trust, but is not contracted to work during school holidays. She falls… Read More »

ICJ allows Rohingya genocide case to proceed over objections from Myanmar

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in a 15-1 decision Friday that The Gambia is allowed to file proceedings against Myanmar for violating provisions of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Gambia, along with many other countries and the UN, has claimed that Myanmar has subjected its Rohingya Muslim community to mass rape… Read More »