International Coffee Organization: Regulating The Black Gold (Part II)

The article seeks to provide a bird’s eye view of the International Coffee Organization and its
operation. The focus of the article is upon the functional, structural, and legal facets of the ICO,
coupled with its critical analysis from a qualitative and quantitative lens. The article concludes
with several proposals for regulating the coffee market, and for enhancing the value held by all
the stakeholders in the market. Continue reading International Coffee Organization: Regulating The Black Gold (Part II)

International Coffee Organization: Regulating The Black Gold (PART – I)

The article seeks to provide a bird’s eye view of the International Coffee Organization and its operation. The focus of the article is upon the functional, structural, and legal facets of the ICO, coupled with its critical analysis from a qualitative and quantitative lens. The article concludes with several proposals for regulating the coffee market, and for enhancing the value held by all the stakeholders in the market. Continue reading International Coffee Organization: Regulating The Black Gold (PART – I)

Space

The Need For Defining The Boundary Of Outer Space In Light Of Sub-Orbital Flights [EDITORIAL]

The boundary of outer space has remained undefined even after five decades of space exploration. While there have been multiple attempts at establishing the demarcation between the Earth’s atmoshpere and the outer space, there is no universally accepted standard. This article examines the legal issues that can arise due to suborbital flights, in the absence of such a delineation. Continue reading The Need For Defining The Boundary Of Outer Space In Light Of Sub-Orbital Flights [EDITORIAL]

Health

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION: Limitations to Effective COVID-19 Global Response

WHO was created for the purpose of facilitating cooperation among states over matters of public health and taking measures to strengthen the state of global health. However, the structural weakness of the organization has prevented it from responding to global health crises in an efficient manner. This necessitates the adoption of reforms necessary to create a reliable and internationally answerable yet empowered WHO, which may be found in Lawrence Gostin’s proposal for a Framework Convention on Global Health. Continue reading WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION: Limitations to Effective COVID-19 Global Response

Hong Kong protests against the controversial national security law

THE DEATH KNELL FOR HONG KONG?

by Dhanishta Mittal and Deepanshu Mittal China’s controversial National Security law is now to be implemented in Hong Kong through Chinese administration. This raises serious concerns regarding the demand for Hong Kong’s autonomy. The security law, which has provisions that are expected to ban secession, sedition and subversion of the Chinese government will conveniently bypass the Hong Kong legislation due to their puppet government in … Continue reading THE DEATH KNELL FOR HONG KONG?

Afghans at an Afghanistan police checkpost in times of COVID 19 pandemic

THE AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT: COVID-19 A New Variable – [EDITORIAL]

by Saarthak Singhal Introduction The already fragile ceasefire in Afghanistan which was announced to coincide with the festival of Eid has now been unofficially extended, courtesy the COVID-19. The Taliban has confirmed that their Supreme Leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada, has been infected with COVID 19. An Afghan official who was a part of recently concluded, negotiations which took place in Doha, Qatar has confirmed that … Continue reading THE AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT: COVID-19 A New Variable – [EDITORIAL]

THE PANMUNJOM DECLARATION: Revamped Korean Sunshine policy and the German Model

–by Ashwini Nag Backdrop of Korean division After the Japanese empire was dismantled, the Korean Peninsula became important territory in the Cold War. The Peninsula was eventually divided into two nations along the 38th parallel north latitude. The USA controlled the southern sphere and the USSR promoting a communist regime in the northern sphere. The end of the Korean War was marked by the 1953 … Continue reading THE PANMUNJOM DECLARATION: Revamped Korean Sunshine policy and the German Model

THE STORY OF KASHMIR: Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978

-by Vanya Francis & Anirudh Agrawal Introduction Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA), 1978, often regarded as an arbitrary piece of legislation, encapsulates the entire Jammu and Kashmir region. It finds its roots in the British era when the Defence of India Act 1915[1] was enacted as an emergency criminal law for repressing the nationalist and revolutionary activities during and in the aftermath of … Continue reading THE STORY OF KASHMIR: Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978

HUMAN RIGHTS AMID COVID-19: SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT AN ALTERNATIVE CRISIS

-by Anushka Singh and Richa Hudilwala  The outbreak of COVID-19 has swept across the globe and has generated massive concerns over health worldwide. As marked by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres: “Coronavirus is a pandemic which is a human crisis that is fast becoming a human rights crisis”. Serious concerns over human rights violations such as censorship, discrimination, xenophobia, arbitrary detention etc. were reported … Continue reading HUMAN RIGHTS AMID COVID-19: SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT AN ALTERNATIVE CRISIS