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INTRODUCTION In a bid to ensure the protection of official correspondence, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR) provides for the inviolability of the diplomatic bag.[1] A diplomatic bag is a properly identified pouch, box or package used to convey confidential documents between a government and its missions abroad.[2] The inviolable status conferred on the…

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Singapore to Repeal Legal Ban Against Homosexual Intercourse: Will LGBTQ+ Citizens Feel Actual Benefits?

In a speech at Singapore’s annual National Rally day on Sunday, August 21, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the nation would decriminalize sex between men, setting the stage to repeal a long-standing law originally passed in 1938. This anticipated shift in policy begs the question: What will the actual legal, cultural, and…

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The winds do not carry them home – the praxis of neglect and the plight of the Climate Refugees

By: Chandril Chattopadhyay [1]& Satyaki Paul [2] “Shifting house during floods or river erosion is hard but losing your land is a completely different experience, it is indescribable pain”[3] -Kestiar Char, Sariakandi, India Environmentalist, Mr. Lester R. Brown introduced the term “Environmental Refugees” in 1923 which was later adapted as “Environmental Migrants”. According to him,…

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Ode to solidarity

The 9th May is celebrated by the European Union like a national day, as it would have officially been if the European Constitution Treaty were successful.[1] The date commemorates the speech held on the same day in 1950 by Robert Schuman, now often designated as one of the founding fathers of the EU. Regarded as…

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Sanctions and international trade: the significance of the classification of goods

Due to the recent internationally opposed events,[1] countries worldwide have imposed sanctions on The Russian Federation (Russia).[2] The European Union (EU) has put in place ‘severe European sanctions following the Russia-Ukraine war’,[3] including export controls and restrictions.[4] Unquestionably, this has affected the trade between the EU and Russia, resulting in the blocking of approximately 30.000…

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The issue of intra-EU objection: has it become a failed dialogue? An example from Infracapital v Spain

The case concerns a dispute related to the issue of intra-EU objection. In the past years, EU Member States have increasingly started to contest the ability of international tribunals to rule on intra-EU disputes. This comes as a result of CJEU’s Achmea decision, whereupon the Court ruled that arbitral tribunals constituted under intra-EU investment agreements…

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Reinforcing solidarity in the EU’s external relations

On 27th January 2022, in order to protect the single market, the EU filed a case before the WTO following China’s trade restrictions over Lithuanian goods.[1] China’s move came in August 2021 after Lithuania’s recognition of Taiwan’s diplomatic office as the ‘Taiwanese Representative office’ instead of ‘Taipei Representative Office’, according to the custom and China’s…

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International trade: the growing importance of the AEO permit 

International trade is of crucial importance to the world economy. Producers, businesses, consumers and governments worldwide are dependent on the smooth running of international supply chains. In 2021 alone, the European Union (EU), a major player in international trade, has seen a substantial increase of 18.4% in extra-EU imports and 13.9% in exports.[1] With each…

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