INDIA – KIDS IN CONFLICT WITH LAW GET FREE TUTORIALS
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, under the Union Women and Child Development Ministry has recommended that tutorials are arranged for children that have been sent to live in observation homes and this intervention would start as soon as the child arrives in the homes. The Juvenile Justice Act mandates that the children who are sent to these rehabilitation homes are treated respectfully, with the provision of the necessary reformative services every child ought to enjoy.
INDIA – AADHAAR BECOMES SECURITY AGAINST ILLEGAL MIGRATION
In response to the media reports on migrants getting their hands on illegally obtained passports and Aadhaar cards, the Chief Executive of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey has reported that a new mechanism that automatically nullifies the validity of a fake Aadhaar card would be employed, to the bed the illegal migrants are singled out and their fakes passes are deactivated.
USA- WHITE HOUSE ATTEMPTING TO KEEP PEACE BETWEEN TWO ALLIES
After the murder of Turkey civilian by Saudi Arabian officials, the White House has since been involved in negotiations to ensure peace between its two allies. Fethullah Gulen, the Turkish cleric who has lived in the USA for about 20 years is been considered to be extradited to Turkey to placate, Erodogan from taking action against Saudi. A Turkey official reported that as much as they want Gulen back, they do not see the two as connected in any way.
INDIA – POLICEMEN BEAT LAWYER UP THEN APOLOGIZE IN COURT
A 78-day strike ensued after policemen allegedly beat up a lawyer, Debi Prasad Pattnaik on August 28. the lawyers immediately declared a strike action and protested such treatment. The High Court Bar association only called off its strike after the policemen apologized for their behavior in open court. Although the lawyers had originally demanded that four lawyers be charged with attempt to murder under IPC Section 307, the apology was accepted and the strike action called off.
INDIA – SEVEN LAW-UPHOLDERS ACCUSED OF CHEATING
Seven lawyers have been summoned to defend themselves against an accusation of being involved in the crime of cheating Motor Accident Claims Tribunals by filing 353 duplicate claim applications for compensation. Appointed former judge, acted as an expert in examining the duplicate cases and confirming about 150 of them. The court then decided to call them in to defend themselves before the suggestion to suspend their licenses.
UNITED KINGDOM – GRENFELL FIRE TOWER STILL STUNS AFTER A YEAR
After the Grenfell Tower Fire, it has been discovered that what is usually constructed sometimes differ from the original plans due in part to lack of resources by inspection regime. Several measures are being put in place to ensure the safety and peace of mind of homeowners all around the country. The Welsh Government is dedicated to securing homes better for their citizens and protecting such occurrences in the future.
INDIA – WIFE OF DECEASED FREEDOM FIGHTER DENIED PENSION SINCE ’73
Kathayee Ammal, wife to a deceased freedom fighter, Lakshmana, a former member of INA, who after World War II requested his pension in 1946, but died in 1969 before it was granted. His widow wrote for the pension and was denied by the Central Government after been approved by State since 1973. The judge ordered the Central Government to give her the pension from the date of application with a 6% annual interest till the date of payment.
INDIA – FATHER OF ANITHA WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE AFTER NEET, GOES TO COURT
T Shanmugam protests making his daughter Anitha’s life, who committed suicide after failing the entrance examination to medical school, into a movie. He claims neither him nor his four sons gave filmmaker Ajay known more popularly as Ajaykumar, permission to make her life and her story into a movie. He protests this film in court, alleging that the filmmakers were only trying to enrich their pockets.
AUSTRALIA- SIFA PLAYING IT BIG IN UPCOMING ELECTIONS
Gun lobbyists in Australia under the Shooting Industry Foundation of Australia more commonly known as SIFA seek to force a change in their favor by taking a page from American counterpart, National Rifle Association’s playbook. The SIFA is backed by the gun industry and is willing to use a range of tools, like sponsoring elections to get its way. Also, the right to guns rests with the states as well as the Federal Government.
INDIA – PROHIBITED PICTURES TO BE USED IN KANNADA MOVIE TRAILER BEING PROTESTED
According to sources, an alleged security breach, by the Vidhana Soudha police allowed for a photo shoot to take place within the Advocates Association Library on Karnataka High Court premises, where photography and videography is banned. The pictures were allegedly taken for a Kannada movie trailer. The case has been adjourned to December 12, while awaiting a response from the government as regards the issue of putting a stop to the trailer.
INDIA – FACEBOOK CRITICISM OF A JUDGE DOES NOT AMOUNT TO CONTEMPT
The Supreme Court has reported that criticizing a judge on Facebook or social media does not amount to contempt. This was in contrast to the notice of contempt issued to Justice Markandey Katju, a former Judge of the Supreme Court, where he criticized another judge, Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The former judge of the Supreme Court apologizes which led to a closure of the save against him.
AUSTRALIA- ENCRYPTION CRACKING LAWS ALLOW DOR EXTREME METADATA RETENTION
The Communications Alliance released information about a bill that seeks to give government agencies the power to require big tech companies to provide access to metadata of it’s customers, including search history. Although, there is a limitation in the bill it does not seek sufficient enough to keep these agencies from abusing such power, as a certain part of the Telecommunications Act has allowed the agencies to use their own powers to access metadata.
SOUTH AFRICA – NEW BILLS TO BE SIGNED BY RAMAPHOSA
The president of South Africa is considering the signing of eight new bills into law to facilitate certain areas of their economy and relations these bills include; National Minimum Wage Bill, Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill, Labour Relations Amendment Bill, Labour Laws Amendment Bill, Political Party Funding Bill, Public Audit Amendment Bill, Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill and the Liquor Product Amendment Bill. These bills will affect things like the national minimum wage among others.
SOUTH AFRICA – LSSA CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT WHISTLEBLOWERS
Independent whistleblowers are being called for in the quest to investigate the leakage of four examinations that were to be taken by the lawyers in South Africa four months ago. The examination was canceled and finally written a month ago. However, the whistleblowers are charged with the pleas to come forward with any information they have as regards how the information got leaked.
SAUDI ARABIA- INSIDE-OUT ABAYAS: WOMEN PROTEST CLOTHING FREEDOM
The women of Saudi Arabia are protesting the wearing of abayas that have Ben mandatory for them for decades. They have deemed these outfits as overbearing and regarded them as a lot of injustice. The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that the garment was not a legal requirement in March. However, some local authorities still deem is as important. The women wear their abayas inside out to protest this with the hashtag inside-out abaya trending on Twitter.
YEMEN – HOPE FOR THE WAR TO END
A meeting in Abu Dhabi this week with the leader of the United Arab Emirates concerning the war in Yemen seems to move the matter closer to a resolution. The war that has killed over 10,000 people and destroyed many lives has been seen to be Saudi-led, but U.A.E also plays a major role. Saudi and U.A.E disagree on how to end the war but pressure from the West makes them all the more determined to find common ground.
U.S.A – IPHONES AND MORE CAN USE SECOND GPS SATELLITE
Europe bought its own GPS system in 2016 but it was not until yesterday that it was granted the permission by the Federal Communications Commission the wavier to access specific GPS “ specific signals transmitted from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo.” This is beneficial to all as consumers and industries now have access to improved availability, reliability, and resilience of position and timing in the United States.
U.S.A- PENNSYLVANIA GETS AN F
After ten years of passing the bill into law that regards the coverage of mental illnesses as par physical illnesses as well, the evaluation shows that Pennsylvania is not functioning up to this standard. The state of Pennsylvania got 55 points out of a hundred as regards their parity to the law regarding mental illnesses. It has been discovered that only 53 percent of the residents of this state is covered by the said health insurance.
HONG KONG – Herbert Smith Freehills Awarded for Excellence
The inaugural Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2018, after a rigorous and thorough choice making period has awarded Herbert Smith Freehills as Law Firm of the Year. The rigorous selection process also involves a judging panel that is full of experts on the given subject matter. The law firm advises clients on sensitive matters that have to do with global issues all over the world.
CHINA- CYBERSECURITY LAW ENACTMENT CHANGE INDUSTRY INTERFACE
After a year of awaiting the Cybersecurity Law, the enactment is not in effect. The security laws are now established to be backed up by the Public Security Bureaus. The law relievers also provided regulations on how the Public Security Bureaus are to enforce these new laws. They are allowed to conduct an investigation regarding internet service providers and the likes. Most of the power to enforce this rest on the PSBs.
IRAN – UN SIGNALS A WARNING
A United Nations Committee has released a warning to Iran to stop the violation of Human Rights on several levels. There have been complaints about an alarming number of death penalties, limitations, and restrictions on women’s freedom. Also, violations like harassment and persecutions to other religious minorities. The UN signals a strong warning to Iran to detest from these actions. The UN tells Iran to adhere to Human Rights.
IRAN – IRAN DISHES OUT DEATH PENALTY FOR CURRENCY TRADERS
Iran pronounces death sentences on two currency traders and follows through by hanging them. The crime they are hanged for is keeping secret gold coins and attempting to manipulate the prices at a time when there was a cash shortage in their economy. The economy had been reeling from reimposed sanction by the government of the United States of America. The two currency traders were killed as per the sanctions imposed on them by their government.
New Zealand – CHAPMAN TRIPP WINS BIG
Chapman Tripp won seven awards including Large Law Firm of the Year award, International Deal, Deal Team, New Zealand Deal, M&A Deal, Capital Markets Deal, and Mid-Market Deal of the Year awards at the New Zealand Law Awards. These wins were a big break for the law firm which undoubtedly had a very wonderful year. The Chief Executive partner was elated as he expressed his gratitude.
U.S.A – JOSH DUGGAR GETTING AWAY WITH SECOND CRIME
Josh Duggar, who had allegedly gotten away with offenses he ought to have gone to prison for has allegedly broken the law again. The star started a business without obtaining the proper licensing required to use that place for business. He has how re been given another chance to comply with the laws as an extension of his father’s grace in the community.
UNITED KINGDOM – MISUNDERSTOOD LAWS CLEARED UP
Several misunderstood laws in the United Kingdom have been harvested from the highest google search and the answers are being given. For instance, it is legal to record a conversation but only to a certain extent and it is legal to drink in public as well as drive bare feet. It is also legal to park on the pavement, depending on the local authorities in the area.