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INDIA – Delhi High Court Told Delhi Police Open Internet Facilities To Complain About Lost People

The Deputy Police Commissioner (Legal Cell), who turned over the situation document to the tribunal, also provided a suggested road map for online reporting of lost individuals through the web portal and mobile app of the Delhi Police and outlined measures to lodge such claims. After Delhi High Court has instructed Delhi Police to discuss allowing internet FIR enrollment via SMS, messages, and WhatsApp, police will open an e-facility in 90 days, allowing household supporters of lost individuals to file claims via an icon on their blog. A junior Delhi Police policeman disclosed this before the High Court, who stated that it would require another month to catch up with a portable phone for that intent.

INDIA – CJI Sexual Assault Case: Delhi Police Reinstate Husband Of The plaintiff, brother-in-law, Say Report

The Delhi Police reportedly reinstated the woman’s husband and brother-in-law jobs that had levelled sexual harassment allegations against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi. The two were restored as Delhi Police head constables, as reported on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Confirming the daily development, Additional Police Commissioner (Delhi Armed Police) CK Mein said the two were brought back last week. He added that the departmental investigation against them was still pending. However, he refused to comment on the revocation of the suspension order.

INDIA – AI A Challenge Before Legal Education Claims Vaijayanti Joshi, Principal Of ILS Pune

Many difficulties are facing the present legal education system. We are entering a universe where artificial intelligence (AI) has a significant impact over majority of industries. AI will also impact the legal fraternity in the next ten (10) years. For instance, a lawyer makes multiple agreements for his / her client to receive his / her daily bread and butter. With AI, all you have to do is provide information, and the agreement will be ready. This will present an issue for lawyers in the future, said Vaijayanti Joshi, principal, ILS, Law College Pune, on the occasion of the 95th foundation day of the Indian Law Society (ILS), Law College Pune, which held on June 20.

USA – NY Governor Signs The Law To Give Driver’s Permits To Illegal Aliens, But Some County Clerks Refuse to Comply

New York Governor. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Monday (June 17) making it legal to grant driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. However, some clerks in the New York County are refusing to comply with the law, which takes effect in about 180 days, reports said. Rennselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said the law is wrong and just a political move to give illegal immigrants the chance to vote, and he plans to assist any county clerks who refuse permits for illegal immigrants, regardless of what the law says. In Erie County, Clerk Michael “Mickey” Kearns said he is not only refusing to comply with the law, but he is also planning to contest the law in court. Kearns reportedly wrote a letter to the Erie county attorney’s office requesting formal legal representation. If the judge orders the clerks to comply with the law, “When we come to it, we will jump off that bridge,” he further stated.

INDIA – Sebi Moves Supreme Court On Issues Of NCLT Jurisdiction

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) contacted the Supreme Court following the passing of distinct instructions under the Sebi Act and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) on collective investment schemes by the Capital Markets Regulator and the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). India’s capital market regulator and its bankruptcy administrator are awaiting transparency as to which of the two sides of the law will cope with unlawful payment instances in which companies have collected money from thousands of savers but have chosen to fulfil repayment commitments.”All debts ‘ retrieval procedures are intended to be controlled by IBC, and to that extent, IBC overrides Sebi Act,” said Ashwin Bishnoi, partner, Khaitan & Co. “This does not, however, prohibit Sebi from starting criminal investigations against the defendant.”Lawyers said that any adverse Sebi judgment in the issue would put a precedent and could affect tens of CIS cases in which Sebi is conducting retrieval procedures.”If the judgment advocates settlement experts, then buyers from other CIS systems will also contact NCLT further slowing the retrieval method,” a lawyer with direct development expertise said.” This contributes to anxiety among investors who are chasing other forums for remedy,” added Choudhary.

INDIA – Government Appoints New Chief Justices For Telangana, Himachal HCs

The government has cleared Justice RS Chauhan’s appointments as Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court and Justice V Ramasubramanium as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, even as it continues to overlook the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium to appoint Bombay High Court Judge, Justice A A Kureshi, as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh HC. On May 10 this year, the collegium comprising Three (3) senior high court judges had recommended names of four judges for appointment as chief justice in various high courts. Justice D N Patel was appointed for the post of Delhi High Court Chief Justice, Telangana High Court Justice RS Chauhan for CJ, Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice V Ramasubramanium, and Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice AA Kureshi for CJ.

USA – Seniors In High School Losing Confidence In Law Enforcement, Judicial system

High college seniors ‘ confidence in law enforcement and the justice system decreased considerably from 2006 to 2017, while their faith in religious organisations and schools was relatively greater and more stable, according to studies released by the American Psychological Association dated June 20, 2019. “In specific, we discovered that the confidence of adolescents in law enforcement had declined more quickly in latest years than their confidence in any other authority,” said Adam D. Fine, Ph.D., of the Watts College of Public Services and Community Solutions at Arizona State University, and lead author of the research. However, “Considering that adverse perceptions of legal authority have been related to participation in crime and crime reporting, the real-world consequences are quite evident. Efforts must be made to enhance biased and unjust police practices,” said Elizabeth Cauffman, Ph.D., University of California.

INDIA – Hundreds Of Companies Are Banned Under The Foreign Regulations Act, But CBI Probes Only Two

Only the cases of recorded FCRA offences against legal NGO Lawyers Collective and businessman Deepak Talwar have been drawn up by the CBI. Lawyers Collective has also been arrested for criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of confidence, cheating, false statement produced in a declaration, infringement of FCRA 2010 and criminal intimidation under the Prevention of Corruption Act in CBI’s FIR, lodged Tuesday (July 18, 2019). The report noted that the organization used overseas financing for advocacy with MPs or press in the event of Lawyers Collective, and expenditure on such operations is a significant breach under FCRA and “against national interest.” “The kind of accusations taken against many of the other organizations that are or were getting overseas resources could be produced similarly. Also, how the resources were used/misused was not established in the review study,” he said. “The request appears premeditated.” The CBI also indicated that the organization produced no concrete proof, so it was found that the association’s FCRA license would be withdrawn and further investigation would be given to CBI. The CBI asserted that the statements provided by the NGO were “unsatisfactory,” without appropriate description, amid being offered an opportunity to react and clarify.

INDIA – HC Pulls Up Delhi Cops Over Alleged Attack On Driver, His Son

On Wednesday (June 19, 2019), the Delhi High Court (HC) rapped to the Delhi Police for the supposed attack on a three-wheeler driver and his minor daughter at Mukherjee Nagar in northwest Delhi, stating it was “proof of police violence” and how a uniformed force should not behave. The court bench also called for an autonomous report within a week on the event from an officer in the rank of Joint Police Commissioner and listed the matter for further hearing on July 2. The altercation took place after the three-wheeler driver’s car collided with a police car, according to police. In the brawl, eight staff were injured, the police claimed. Following the incident, three police officers were suspended for “unprofessional behaviour” by the Delhi Police and initiated a probe.

CANADA – Canada Passes Law To Expedite Pardons For Marijuana Possession

The Canadian government enacted a law late on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that would allow pardon without expense to its people with a criminal record for marijuana possession and speed up a process that could take up a decade before. The new bill aims to shed the “burden of stigma” and remove obstacles to jobs, education, housing, volunteering and travel for individuals with records for easy ownership of cannabis, Senator Tony Dean said in a statement. The C-93 bill follows Canada’s legalization of last year’s sale and recreational use of marijuana and cannabis products, making Canada the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis.

INDIA – Directive Of Madras HC To Centre On Citizenship Plea Of Lankan Refugees

On June 20, the Madras High Court (HC) ordered the Center to pass appropriate orders within 16 weeks on a petition submitted by 65 Sri Lankan Tamils, residing for the past 35 years in a refugee camp in Tiruchirapalli district, requesting citizenship grant. Disposing the petition from the Kottapattu camp refugees who had arrived from the island nation in 1983 after the ethnic strife worsened, Justice G R Swaminathan said they had amply proved their desire to make India their permanent home. The judge, referring to a Delhi High Court judgment, said the Center had implied authority to grant citizenship and did not need to feel helpless or take shelter under the Citizenship Act.

INDIA – Government and Section 124-A, India’s Draconian Law On Sedition; Taking A Gun To A Knife Fight

Earlier on Thursday (June 20, 2019), a lawyer in Lucknow lodged a lawsuit against British-Indian rapper Hard Kaur about her comments on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh and Chief Mohan Bhagwat of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The rapper whose actual name is Taran Kaur Dhillon went to Instagram’s photo-sharing network and published derogatory remarks against the two leading Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political officials and their ideological mentor. Surprisingly, the allegations brought against Kaur include the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 124-A, which amounts to sedition penalties. Slapping the draconian law on someone and anybody who criticizes specific people connected with the state is handled in the same way as attempting to destroy the institution forcefully. In the present sense, this can only be clarified by the sentence on the portion of the governing dispensation, taking a gun to a knife fight.

UNITED KINGDOM – UK Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia Is Illegal, The Court Of Appeal Says

British arms sales to Saudi Arabia were held unlawfully by the Court of Appeal in a critical judgement that also accused ministers of ignoring whether air strikes that murdered civilians in Yemen violated humanitarian law. Three judges said a judgment taken in secret in 2016 had caused them to decide that Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt and Liam Fox and other vital ministers had illegally signed off on arms exports without adequately evaluating the danger to civilians. As a consequence, the court said the UK export licensing system was “wrong in law in one important regard” and instructed Fox, the international trade secretary, to hold an instant review of weapons deals worth at least £ 4.7bn with Saudi Arabia. Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which brought the case against Fox, welcomed the judgment that it was unlawful to continue licensing military equipment for export to the Gulf State.

INDIA – Delhi University: First Cut-Off Score To Be Released Later This June

On June 28, Delhi University (DU) will announce its first cut-off for admission to various undergraduate classes at its universities. The varsity announced its updated entry timetable on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. DU had previously expanded its registration deadline to June 22 after the Delhi High Court ordered it to follow the last year’s eligibility requirements for admission. The varsity said the first cut-off for undergraduate classes would be published on June 28, second on July 4, third on July 9, fourth on July 15 and fifth on July 20. The first list of admissions will be put up for postgraduate courses on July 17, the second on July 22, the third on July 27 and the fourth on August 2.

AUSTRALIA – Australia’s Top Court Rules Sperm Donor Is The Legal Parent Of 11-Years-Old

Australia’s highest court ruled Wednesday unanimously that a sperm donor who had been actively engaged in his daughter’s life should be given rights as a legal parent of the 11-year-old girl. The judge acknowledged that the 49-year-old Australian person had donated sperm to the biological mom of the girl in 2006 intending to raise the child together, according to the High Court decision. The judgment of a lower court had earlier held that the person was a “sperm donor” and rejected his status as a parent. “We need to be cautious when making these long-term life decisions. In the long run, the court will not consider what we thought at the time, or what we planned, what’s in it? Best interests of the child,” said Cassandra Seery, an associate law lecturer at Deakin University.

INDIA – Supreme Court Notifies EC of the Gujarat Rajya Sabha By-Poll Petition By Congress

On Wednesday (July 19, 2019) the Supreme Court released a notification to the Election Commission on a petition submitted by Congress questioning its choice to conduct distinct by-polls in Gujarat for two Rajya Sabha constituencies. “The by-election vacancies for all Houses, including the Rajya Sabha, are considered separate vacancies and separate notifications are issued, and separate polls are held for each vacancy, although the schedule for by-elections may be typical. This is in accordance with Sections 147 to 151 of the 1951 People’s Representation Act, and has been the Commission’s continuous procedure in such instances, “the EC said. Dhanani claimed an unreasonable and unconstitutional command from the EC. The president of Congress said distinct elections would disturb the RPA-mandated proportional representation system. The petitioner charged the BJP with using the polling organ for their political requirements.

INDIA – SC Call Maharashtra Govt. To Respond To The 16% Maratha Quota Plea

On Wednesday (June 19), the Supreme Court (SC) issued a notice to the Maharashtra government on a plea challenging the state’s ordinance to maintain 16 % reservation for Marathas in postgraduate medical and dental courses under the category of socially and educationally backward classes (SEBC). As the Bombay high court refused to entertain a petition filed by a group of students challenging the validity of the ordinance, a bench of Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Surya Kant said the petitioners could not remain without remedy, and the issue had to be heard either by the apex court or HC.

DUBAI – Know The Law: Employers Can Keep Certificates Until The Service Finishes

My employer holds my original certificates, stating this is a necessity of the Ministry of Labour and the Municipality of Dubai. Article 125 of the labour legislation states: ‘ The employer shall, upon the latter’s request and termination of his agreement, provide the employee with a certificate of completion of his service which shall be free of charge; it shall indicate the dates of his entry into and departure from the service of the employer, his complete period of service, the nature of the job he has conducted, his last remuneration and any bonus. It will also be the employer’s obligation to return any certificates, records and instruments belonging to the employee.

AFRICA – Countries To Establish Cancer Centers In Fresh Legislation

A Senate-wide Bill proposed that all 47 counties set up cancer centres as part of the campaign to tame illness spread. This will also decrease the burden on the biggest government referral organization, Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). The Law Cancer Prevention and Control (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which is before the Standing Committee on Health of the Senate, offers that each county should create cancer centres and take responsibility for the prevention, therapy and control of the disease. The new law needs counties to bear most accountability in the battle against cancer, the third top-killer disease after pneumonia and malaria in Kenya. Plans are already underway to construct centres in Kisii, Nyeri, Mombasa and Nakuru.

 

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