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INDIA-Could BA LLB Admission Be A Jackpot For Law Graduate In 2019?

You could specialize in civil laws, patent laws, corporate law etc, when pursuing a career in law. However, pursuing the integrated course in BA LLB will not only let you practice as a lawyer in court but also opens up careers in sectors like corporate management, legal services, and administrative services. There are several career options after completing the course including, lawyers, legal analyst, legal advisor, and judges. After completing the course you could enhance your practice skills in court and this lands you with a job in law firms such as Amarchand Mangaldas.

 

INDIA-BCL Calls Upon Lawyers To Join Protest March

The Bar Council Of India has called upon lawyers nationwide to be part of a protest scheduled to begin from Patiala House Court and move to Jantar Mantar on 12th February, 2019. The office bearers of Bar Council of India, Bar Council of Delhi, SCBA, DHCBA, coordination committee and other bar associations of Delhi-NCR are expected to lead the protest which will begin at 12:30 PM. There are several demands raised by the bar in a joint meeting including, Improved medical infrastructure, pension schemes, housing schemes, financial assistance to young lawyers, insurance etc. The BCL BCI had also written a letter to the Prime Minister on January 22 where it had brought forward ten demands.

 

INDIA-University Student Dies Of Cardiac Arrest During Inter-University Tournament

A 23-year-old student died from cardiac arrest on Sunday in Kolkata. He was a law student the National Law University Odisha in Cuttack. He collapsed on the field at the Sports Authority of India East and was rushed to the hospital where he was announced dead on arrival. After a post-mortem, it was discovered that he was asthmatic and that might have complicated things. This is the second death in the SIA (who have claimed that it was not their fault), after an 18-year-old  shuttler from Madhyamgram, Niharendu Mallick had died while training in September 2018.

 

SWITZERLAND- Geneva Vote For A Controversial New “Secularism Law

Despite warning that the new secularism law may lead to discrimination especially against Muslim women, 55% of voters in Swiss voted in favor of the law. The main aim of the law was to facilitate a mutual understanding between religious groups and the state. One of the petitions filed against the amendment by Green party claimed that the law was a violation Swiss constitution and the European convention on human rights. Nationally, voters rejected an initiative by the green party calling for laws to restrain urban sprawl by blocking the zoning of new construction lands.

 

INDIA-State IT Minister Claims There Is Need For Law To Curb PUBG in India

The State IT Minister Rohan Khaunte claimed that although he didn’t know of states banning the game PUBG, there was a need for rules to be made to ensure its restriction in Goa. He also told reporters in a Governmental event in Porvorim that the game was very destructive and that students were neglecting students because of their addiction to the game. The Gujarat state education department had issued a circular earlier this year, directing its district primary education officers (DPEOs) to follow the legal procedure to ensure banning of the South-Korean Originated game in primary schools.

 

USA-Oregon Experiences Dozens Of Gun Seizure Orders In Law’s First Year

According to data provided by the Oregon Judicial Department, 74 petitions for extreme risk protection orders were filed in 2018. About two-thirds of the petitions were filed by law enforcement while family and employers filed one third and one petition respectively. It is believed there were more partitions but they were not accounted for.

 

USA-Local Advocate Is Confident Pa. lawmakers Will Open Window For Abuse Lawsuits

A popular advocate is hopeful that Pennsylvania’s state legislators will take action by the end of the year to open a window for abuse lawsuits. It opens a one-year-window to adult sex abuse survivors  to sue the offenders along with the institutions that they work for. This also applies to private and public institutions and not only Catholic churches. In December, 2018, top Pennsylvania’s top senate leader formed a bill which has passed the State House to open a two-year-window for sex abuse victims to take legal action.

 

South Africa-Debate Rages On Law Change That Will Make Charging For Adoption Services Illegal

There is a heated debate growing, over a proposed amendment to the child care act that would make it illegal to charge for adoption services. All the activities in adoption are currently overseen by the department of the social department. Lumka Oliphant who is the spokesperson of the department claimed that the main purpose of adoption was child protection and not business related issues. However, organizations and social workers are against this claiming that implementing the law would only make things worse. Oliphant says the law was discussed at the National Child Case And Protective Forum held on November 2019.

 

INDIA-Budget For HC Bench Could Vitalize Lawyers’ Strike

The lawyer strike in the region could take a turn for its worst after the announcement of budgeting allocation of 5 crore for establishment of High Court In Western Odisha. The General Body of the Sambalpur Bar Association (SBA) is yet to meet on February 11 to discuss the next move. This argument has been going for a long time with lawyers putting forward their demands, including financial provision for High Court bench in the budget. However, Sambalpur BJD MLA Raseswari Panigrahi claims necessary action had been taken but were being hindered by the center’s delay to give feedback.

 

USA-Local Advocate Is Confident Pa. lawmakers Will Open Window For Abuse Lawsuits

A popular advocate is hopeful that Pennsylvania’s state legislators will take action by the end of the year to open a window for abuse lawsuits. It opens a one-year-window to adult sex abuse survivors  to sue the offenders along with the institutions that they work for. This also applies to private and public institutions and not only Catholic churches. In December, 2018, top Pennsylvania’s top senate leader formed a bill which has passed the State House to open a two-year-window for sex abuse victims to take legal action.

 

INDIA-Woman IPS Officer Selected To Conduct Prostitution Racket Probe

The Bombay HC has appointed Senior IPS Dr Pradnya Sarvade to steer an inter-state prostitution racket where women were sent to Middle-east by force.The court was hearing two petitions filed by a victim of a prostitution scandal dated 15 years, who was found September 2016 from a building in Lokhandwala in Andheri West. The second petition was about a minor girl who had been rescued from the racket and gone missing. The partitioner (who is also a victim) has claimed that the abused violated her rights including underpaying her and forcing her into prostitution. The petitioner also alleges that the accused had destroyed evidence. The court is expected to hear the case again this month.

 

CANADA- US Ambassador To Canada Says Arrests of Canadians In China Are Unacceptable

The US ambassador Kelly Craft has shown concern for two Canadians, ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavo who have been detained unlawfully in China. Making the statements the the Associated press, she said that the Chinese should end the detention of the two Canadians. The detention of the two was part of a plot to pressurize Canada into releasing Meng who is the chief financial officer and daughter to the founder of Huawei. President Trump himself has not commented about the Canadians. The Chinese have claimed that the two detainees were arrested due to engaging in activities that endangered national security.

 

INDIA-Russian Woman Contradicted Statements Rise Suspicion On National Security

Immigration authorities have said in an affidavit filed before the Gujarat High Court that Anastasiia Leonskaia’s story about her extended stay in India is a fraud and causes suspicion. The 38-year-old who is the mother to an 18-month son, created a lot of suspicions after her explanation about her prolonged stay in India failed to match the documents that she had produced to back up her explanation. According to evidence by the affidavit, the woman had been caught up in a series of illegal ins and outs of India which were facilitated by illegal Identity. The court is most probable to listen to the case on February 12, 2019.

 

UAE- Medical Practice Draft Law Violation Could Lead To Up To Dh2m Fine And Jail Sentence

The Federal National Council, during a session earlier this month, approved a draft law regulating practicing medical professionals. According to the draft law, no one is allowed to practice medicine lest they are licensed by the healthy body and have received the license. Anyone going against the law will face no less than Dh 200,000 and not more than Dh 2 million along with jail sentence. The draft law is aimed at protecting the community from illegal medical practices and raising professional standards.

 

INDIA-Apollo Approaches Madras HC Against Jayalalitha Death Probe Panel

Apollo hospitals has approached the Madras High Court seeking an interim stay on Justice (retd) A Arumughaswamy commission’s proceeding in relation to Medical treatment given to the late. Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. It has asked for permission to stop the commission from looking into the effectiveness of treatment given to her during her hospitalization in September 2018. The hospital also filed a second partition asking the court to select a medical board unrelated to the state or Apollo, to give a time-bound report to the High Court in relation to quality of treatment offered to her.

 

INDIA-Madras HIgh Court Urged To Deploy Magistrate Traffic Court To Enforce Helmet Wearing

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has said that the law secretary of the Puducherry government has requested the Madras High Court to set up a mobile magistrate court to enforce wearing of helmets by motorcyclists. DGP Sundari Nan has claimed that there will be no relaxations or interference in regard to the enforcement of the helmet rule.  Chief Minister V Narayanasamy claimed in a press conference that The directive of the Supreme court on compulsory wearing of helmets should be respected by all without exception.

 

UK- Christopher Chope Who Blocked FGM Law Asked To Resign

Christopher Chope, a conservative lawmaker who inhibited progress last June proposals to ban upskirting has halted Female Genital Mutilation amendment which is expected to protect children vulnerable to FGM. Health Secretary Matt Hancock expressed his disgust in a Twitter post claiming that it was a disgrace. The topic is trending on Twitter with many people criticizing Chope and asking him to resign. Chope claims that all he needs is to make sure that bills are well debated.

 

INDIA-About 90 Dead After Drinking Poisonous Bootleg Hooch in India

About 90 people are believed to have died after consuming home-brewed alcohol which may have contained methanol. According to a Washington post, 32 people died in regions of Uttar Pradesh and in Uttarakhand, during a morning drinking spree. According to the local news the victims had purchased the illegal liquor from a clandestine distillery in Uttarakhand. Eight other victims also died from similar reason. In 2015 more than 1,500 people died from poisonous alcohol.

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