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Searching for Solidarity through Intra-EU Relocation: Slovak Republic & Hungary v. Council of the European Union

Sarah Craig 19th October 2017

The Grand Chamber judgment on 6 September 2017 (Joined Cases of C-643/15 and C-647/15) was eagerly anticipated by many and marked an important contribution to the regional debate on solidarity amongst EU Member States. The Court dismissed attempts by the Slovak Republic and Hungary to annul Council Decision 2015/1601 of 22 September 2015 (the second […]

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Do Rohingya Refugees in India have Constitutional Rights?

Afreen Hashmi 29th September 2017

The Indian Government recently issued a direction to identify and deport around 40,000 Rohingya refugees in India, labelling them as a burden on the resources of the country and a security threat. However, the Supreme Court of India has decided to hear a case contending that the proposed deportation is in violation of the fundamental […]

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The Forced Expulsion of Rohingyas Reflects Why India Needs a Refugee Law

Lovish Garg 28th September 2017

The Indian Government recently revealed its decision to deport the 40,000 Rohingya Muslims from the country, including the 16,000 refugees registered with the UNHCR. This decision is seen as a reaction to the intensified protests by right-wing Hindu fundamentalists who perceive them as a threat to national security and have been demanding their expulsion. The […]

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An International Law Perspective on India’s Response toward the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Vidushi Sanghadia 22nd September 2017

In the opening statement made in the Human Rights Council’s 36th session on 11th September 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein observed the appalling state of affairs concerning the security operations underway in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, exacerbated by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). He pointed […]

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The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Victor Boutros and John Richmond 11th September 2017

July 30th marked the UN’s fourth annual World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which seeks to increase awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime and human rights violation. Traffickers make money by exploiting others, often forcing them to work in their business or to engage in commercial sex, seizing their earnings, and paying them […]

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