Category Archives: News

Brief report of TLA

From June 27th to 29th, 2013, the Supreme Justice Commission in Exile held the first Tibetan Legal Fraternity Conference in Dharamsala, and the participants suggested that we should set up an non-governmental legal institution to provide legal aids to Tibetans in exile, popularize legal knowledge, improve legal knowledge, and consolidate the democratic system. With this,… Read More »

Rights groups urge action as Russia prosecutors appeal acquittal of feminist activist Yulia Tsvetkova

The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) Monday warned that Russian activist Yulia Tsvetkova’s rights are in danger ahead of a September 27 hearing. Tsvetkova was charged with violating Russian laws by posting her drawings of the female body to social media. Tsvetkova was acquitted on July 15, and prosecutors appealed on July 22.

England and Wales to allow pre-recorded testimony of crime victims and witnesses

The UK Government Monday announced that every Crown Court in England and Wales will utilize new technology to allow victims and witnesses of crimes to have their cross-examination recorded instead of being cross-examined in person during trial. According to officials, the goal of pre-recorded testimony is “to boost rape convictions and ensure better support for victims” and… Read More »

Amnesty International calls for meaningful action against Iran in wake of protest crackdowns

Amnesty International Friday called for meaningful action over the outrage in Iran after a nationwide protest over Mahsa Amini’s death in custody. Iran restricted Internet usage on Wednesday for much of the nation. On September 13, Mahsa Amini was arrested and violently beaten in a police van in Tehran by Iran’s morality police for not complying with discriminatory compulsory veiling laws. After the arrest, within hours,… Read More »

Supreme Court reserves order on Hijab ban case after 10 days of hearing on religion, PFI role

After 10 days of arguments before the bench, the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on the petitions challenging the ban on wearing hijab in schools in Karnataka. “Now it is time for us to do our homework and reading,” remarked the bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia while reserving its verdict.… Read More »