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COP27 – The Tipping Point, That Missed The Point

As we balance on the scale of the climate crisis, COP27 was an opportunity for the world to tip away from climate catastrophe. However, as Countries and Organisations focused elsewhere on more pressing matters – the urgency of the crisis was overlooked. The article dives into the key criticisms of last year’s Conference while also…

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The conflict in Ukraine: an overview of the cooperative network deployed to investigate alleged crimes

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many atrocities are alleged to have been committed, including war crimes and crimes against humanity.[1] The consequent investigations led by the General Prosecutor of Ukraine prove to be challenging given the special nature of the crimes at stake. The fact-finding process for large-scale violations represents a…

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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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