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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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Cabinet Approves Amendment in NCTE Act

New Delhi (ABC Live): NCTE Act : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of a Bill in Parliament to amend the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993, namely the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Act, 2017 to grant retrospective recognition to the Central/State/Universities who are found to …

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UNGA Accredits International Court of Justice Report

THE HAGUE (ABC Live): International Court of Justice Report : On  26 October 2017, President of the International Court of Justice, Mr. Ronny Abraham, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the occasion of the presentation of the Court’s Report for the period from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017. In his speech, the President first …

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UN Bats Against Capital Punishment

New York (ABC Live): Capital Punishment :The death penalty does little to deter crimes or serve victims, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on all countries which have not forbidden the extreme practice to urgently stop executions. “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century,” underscored Mr. Guterres, speaking alongside Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, …

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Know Judge Four Fundamental Qualities

New Delhi (ABC Live) : Judge Four Fundamental Qualities  : A judge has to be possessed of excellence not only from within but he should also visibly display the functional excellence which is necessary to fulfil the constitutional promise of justice by the judiciary as a whole. Four qualities are needed in a judge which are symptomatic of functional excellence. …

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