Monthly Archives: May 2017

Female Genital Mutilation Should Be Eliminated in India

Lawyers Collective recommends implementation of Law against Female Genital Mutilation in India. A 57-page report, titled ‘Female Genital Mutilation: A guide to eliminating FGM in India’, discusses at the legal framework surrounding the issue, dynamics of the Dawoodi Bohra community, FGM and its practice in

Egypt President Mandates Law Related to Regulations of NGO

NEWS SCAN Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  signed  a controversial NGO law that was approved by the Parliament in November. The law was published in the Official Gazette  on Monday went into effect Tuesday. The legislation will create a new government agency, the National Authority

UAE Lawyer Mohammed al-Roken Bestowed Human Rights Prize

NEWS SCAN Mohammed al-Roken was one of 69 people jailed on charges of conspiring to overthrow the government of the UAE following a mass trial criticised by rights groups. A former head of the UAE Jurists’ Association, Roken, 54, was arrested in July 2012, after taking

India underlines importance of UN Convention on Law of the Sea

NEWS SCAN India and Germany on Tuesday said that the UN Convention on Law of the Sea must be respected.Both sides underlined the importance of freedom of navigation in international waters, the right of passage and other maritime rights and obligations in accordance with the convention and other principles of