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  • Book Donation

    October 9, 2018

    At the 37th IALL Annual Course in Luxembourg, Sumeet Malik, Managing Editor: ITCC, donated his 2nd edition of “Thus spake their Lordships! to the Peace Palace Library Director, Jeroen Vervliet.

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  • India’s Supreme Court Decriminalizes Homosexuality

    September 6, 2018

    This afternoon, the Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark judgment that overturned a colonial era law that made homosexuality a crime. The ruling was delivered by a five-judge bench headed by India’s outgoing Chief Justice Dipak Misra and was unanimous. When reading out the operative portion of the historic verdict, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said: “Any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights”. “Social morality cannot be used to violate the fundamental rights of even a single individual […]Constitutional morality cannot be martyred at the altar of social morality,” he added. India now joins 17 commonwealth nations that have overturned laws criminalizing homosexuality, a legacy stemming from British Colonial Rule.

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  • President Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

    February 1, 2017

    President Trump on Tuesday nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, elevating a conservative in the mold of Justice Antonin Scalia to succeed the late jurist and touching off an intense fight with Senate Democrats at the start of his presidency over the ideological bent of the nation’s highest court.

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  • Database SSC Online

    October 13, 2016

    SSC online is a legal database containing an enormous collection of legal materials from India as well as from other overseas countries. SCC Online extensively covers cases of the Indian Supreme Court (1969 onwards), Privy Council (1872-1949), all Indian High Courts, Central statues, Rules Regulations, statute law huge number of scholarly articles and Secondary Legal Materials such as all twelve volumes of Constituent Assembly Debates, reports of the law commission of India. In addition to an extensive database of Indian case law, SCC Online also offers International materials, including law decisions & judgments of Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Bangladesh, South Africa & West Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, United Kingdom, Supreme Court judgments of United States & Canada, judgments of WIPO (Domain Name Decisions) from 2002 onwards, Tribunals, International law and Human Rights Treaties and Conventions. This database is published by the publisher of renowned law report Supreme Court Cases (SCC) which is today the most relied upon law report for judgment of the Supreme Court of India.

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  • Texas Executes Mexican National in Defiance of ICJ Rulings

    August 6, 2008

    Late Tuesday night, 5 August, the State of Texas executed José Ernesto Medellín, despite a call from the UN Secretary-General urging the United States (US) not to go ahead with the execution and to respect the judgements of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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