Brief thoughts on the use of petitions and the Indian legal system

Do petitions work? That totally depends on what they are for and in what legal system they seek to operate. Today, I sent around a petition to my Indian friends, which asks to sign in order to bring charges for a politician who apparently incited violence at the recent Delhi protests. Many of my friends … Continue reading Brief thoughts on the use of petitions and the Indian legal system

The Hague Invasion Act

Originally published on my personal Facebook in September 2018 When today someone mentioned in class that the United States once passed a law in which it gives itself permission to invade The Hague, I assumed that we were talking about a time before the current international order came to existence as we know it. However, … Continue reading The Hague Invasion Act

Bangladesh in the Human Rights Council: Why it is Ironic – a Legal Analysis

This article was originally published on the website of The Hague Peace Projects on October 15, 2018. On Friday, October 12th 2018, Bangladesh was elected to serve on the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Countries are frequently rotating within the Council to create a dynamic environment and engage in globally democracy. Hopes are high that … Continue reading Bangladesh in the Human Rights Council: Why it is Ironic – a Legal Analysis

The power politics of law enforcement: Arrest of prominent photographer Shahidul under the unlawful ICT Act

This article was originally published on the website of The Hague Peace Projects on October 1, 2018.   After the death of two students in a road accident in late July 2018, protests sparked in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, with tens out thousands of students not only protesting the lack of government effort to prevent thousands … Continue reading The power politics of law enforcement: Arrest of prominent photographer Shahidul under the unlawful ICT Act