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International Criminal Court Bats for its Warrants of Arrest

New York (ABC Live): International Criminal Court ; Omar Al Bashir recently travelled to countries that recognize the International Criminal Court (ICC) but none arrested or surrendered the Sudanese President, the ICC Prosecutor today told the United Nations Security Council. “I call on this Council to prioritise action on the outstanding warrants of arrest issued by the Court,” Fatou Bensouda told …

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India Amends the Mineral Auction Rules

New Delhi (ABC Live): Mineral Auction Rules :The Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation Act, 1957 was amended in 2015. Subsequent to the amendment, the Ministry of Mines notified the Mineral Auction Rules, 2015 on 20/05/2015 to prescribe the procedure of the auction process. Auction of concessions for major minerals (other than coal, petroleum and natural gas) was done for …

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ICTY Convicts Ratko Mladic for War Crimes

New York (ABC Live): Ratko Mladic  :Welcoming today’s conviction of former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by an international tribunal, the United Nations top human rights official said that the verdict is “a warning” to perpetrators of such crimes that they will be brought to justice. “Mladic is …

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Know ILO The Fair Recruitment Initiative

New Delhi (ABC Live): Fair Recruitment Initiative :In today’s globalized economy, workers are increasingly looking for job opportunities beyond their home country in search of decent work and better livelihoods. In addition, millions of workers migrate internally in search of decent work. Public and private employment agencies, when appropriately regulated, play an important role in the efficient and equitable functioning …

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UNGA, UNSC Jointly Elect Dalveer Bhandari as ICJ Judge

New York (ABC Live): Dalveer Bhandari:  International Court of Justice : The General Assembly and the Security Council today elected the fifth judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concluding the 2017 elections to the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Dalveer Bhandari, of India, received the absolute majority of votes in elections – conducted independently, but concurrently – at …

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UN Bats for Stern Actions Against Paradise Papers

New Delhi (ABC Live): Paradise Papers :  Ratings agencies must downgrade businesses responsible for unethical practices such as tax evasion carried out through off-shore-registered companies, two United Nations human rights experts warned, while urging countries to cooperate to counter this global tax abuse problem. “States must stop harmful tax competition amongst each other and work together to stop unethical tax avoidance schemes for …

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UN Elects 4 New Judges for International Court of Justice

THE HAGUE (ABC Live): International Court of Justice : The General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations yesterday elected four Members of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a term of office of nine years, beginning on 6 February 2018. Judges Ronny Abraham (France), Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Somalia) and Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade (Brazil) were re-elected …

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Know the Global Estimates of Child Labour

New Delhi (ABC Live): Global Estimates of Child Labour : The Sustainable Development Goals include a renewed global commitment to ending child labour. Specifically, target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls on the global community to: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the …

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International Day End Impunity Seeks Justice for Journalists

New York (ABC Live): International Day End Impunity : Justice must be done for the murder of journalists, who perform important functions in taking forward fundamental freedoms and bolstering the strength of societies, a senior United Nations official said Thursday, marking the International Day End Impunity for crimes against them. “Justice is a cornerstone of a free society. It dissuades those who threaten …

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Judicial Proceedings Records Comes under RTI Act :CIC

New Delhi (ABC Live): Judicial Proceedings Records : The Central Information Commission today once gain opined that  judicial proceedings and records  come under the definition of  public records thus open for public access under Right to Information act , even if information seeker  is not party to the said proceedings, has a right to secure desired information. As per information …

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