Law and Cultural Appropriation

The word Cultural appropriation is originally derived from Sociologist writings of the late 20th Century (the 1990s) and is said to be first used by indigenous people of those countries who have had a history of Colonization like Canada and the United States (The Week 2019). In simple terms, it means the use of culturalContinue reading “Law and Cultural Appropriation”

The Concept of Recognition of States in International Law

The concept of Recognition is closely related to the concept of Statehood. Before a State is recognized as a State, it should fulfill the essential attributes of Statehood as laid down in the Montevideo Conference[1]: Sovereignty Defined Territory Population Government Recognition is the process whereby certain facts are received and invested with legal statuses, suchContinue reading “The Concept of Recognition of States in International Law”

Fall of Former Yugoslavia and the Creation Of ICTY

For most of the 20th century, there existed a country – Yugoslavia – in the Eastern part of Europe. It was created after the amalgamation of the Kingdom of Serbia, Kingdom of Montenegro, and the territories of the Austria-Hungarian Empire in 1929. Yugoslavia was originally called the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. In theContinue reading “Fall of Former Yugoslavia and the Creation Of ICTY”

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

Headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland, World Intellectual Property Organisation, is a global forum for Intellectual Property (IP) service, policy, and information[1]. It is a self-funding agency of the United Nations with 193 members currently. WIPO is a force for progressive change, helping the world take into account public interest and developmental needs. One of their mainContinue reading “World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)”

The Burma Crisis

The Burma crisis is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of these times. The Rohingyas are a Muslim ethnic group mainly found in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. This minority has been subjected to persecution for decades. Since late 2017, lakhs of the Rohingya population have fled Burma’s Rakhine state to escape the military’s largeContinue reading “The Burma Crisis”

The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Yemen is facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis today as a result of a civil war that began in 2015. In 2019, United Nations estimations revealed that the civil war has left about 80% of Yemen’s population, i.e., 24 million people, in need of humanitarian aid. As per the 2019 estimations, 20 million Yemenis areContinue reading “The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen”

An account of International Criminal Law and International Crimes

Public International Law encompasses various fields of law, some of which represent the culture and tradition of the society, others being continuously evolving in social, economic, and political values. International law has seen growth horizontally and vertically, thereby, embracing the applicable and relevant statutes and reaching out to new states, organizations as well as individuals.[1]Continue reading “An account of International Criminal Law and International Crimes”

The Relationship between Extradition and Asylum

Traditionally, extradition emerged as a political concept. But with the development of Human Rights jurisprudence and the need for inter-jurisdictional cooperation in the international arena, it has assumed a more important role especially in effective dispensation of criminal justice. The concept of extradition underwent a huge change in the late 18th and early 19th centuryContinue reading “The Relationship between Extradition and Asylum”

Prohibiting the use of Force

The provision in the UN Charter relating to the prohibition on the use of force by a state in their relations with each other has been discussed through this article. One of the primary goals of the United Nations as per Article 1(1) of the UN Charter to maintain international peace and security. To achieveContinue reading “Prohibiting the use of Force”