UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged Turkey to investigate the shooting of unarmed civilians. The incident in Cizre, a city in the mainly Kurdish southeastern region of Turkey, occurred on January 20 and involved security officials shooting at members
The Prosecutor’s Office of Sao Paulo has subpoenaed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as they investigate a possible money laundering scheme linked to the Petrobras scandal. Prosecutors in the Petrobras investigation allege that businesses paid a total of over USD $2 billion
The Supreme Court has come down heavily on certain states for not implementing welfare legislation National Food Security Act, saying that why a state like Gujarat is not implementing the law passed by Parliament. “What is Parliament doing? Is Gujarat not a part of India?
US President Barack Obama has announced a new set of actions his administration is taking in an effort to close the gender pay gap. Speaking with reporters, Obama chastised American business for paying women, on average, only 79 percent of comparable male earners, and stated,
A Special court has directed Gondwana Ispat Ltd (GIL) and its director Ashok Daga, who were summoned as accused in a coal scam case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of Maharashtra’s Majra coal block to the firm, to appear before it on February 12.
This is right up an advocate’s alley. Brushing shoulders with every Tom, Dick and Harry of this world in congested and crowded courts and handling papers that have been through many hands is a good and certain recipe for picking up an allergic illness. One
Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi government to inform if compensation paid to the wife of a youth, mauled by a white tiger in 2014 inside Delhi zoo, can be enhanced. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath posed the
In India there was a demand for the removal of the fundamental right to propert from part III of the Constitution. It was argued that the retention of it as a fundamental right leaves it to the judges rather than to the Parliament to decide
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana (ACLU) and the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission (IPAS) have reached a settlement agreement with the Department of Corrections over the treatment of mentally ill prisoners. The ACLU of Indiana and IPAS filed suit in 2008 alleging violations of the Eight Amendment the Americans with
The Supreme Court has stayed the criminal proceedings pending before an Andhra Pradesh court against ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a case lodged against him for allegedly portraying himself as Lord Vishnu in an advertisement. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also issued