Blog Series: Israel-Palestine Conflict through the Lens of Right to Self-determination

Israel-Palestine conflict has come to a complicated juncture where the idea of only one State in the region, either Israel or Palestine, would be near to impossible. Many countries like USA and India also supported the two-nation theory to end the conflict. Now is the time for Palestine and Israel to relinquish the idea of violence and search for alternative course of action.

International Day of Innocent Child Victims of Aggression

The United Nations (“UN”) General Assembly on 19th August 1982 had called for an emergency special session to deliberate upon the question of Palestine and decided to commemorate 4 June of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression in the wake of the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese childrenContinue reading “International Day of Innocent Child Victims of Aggression”

Understanding Israel-Palestine Conflict and its Human Rights Implications

What is the Israel – Palestine Conflict? One of the most controversial and politically divided topics around the world is the Israel-Palestine conflict. Israel and Palestine have almost been in a century old conflict, fighting over the holy land of Jerusalem claiming it to be sacred to one group over the other. Therefore, it becomesContinue reading “Understanding Israel-Palestine Conflict and its Human Rights Implications”

Why Climate Migrants? Why Not Climate Refugee?

The need of the hour is to realize that climate change is real and so are its consequences. The countries shall reflect upon their commitments under international law and the level of GHG emissions to realise the responsibility owed to the affected countries. Bangladesh is one such country to which the world owes an obligation including India.

Blog Series: Locating Customary International Law in the Constitutions Around the Globe

The central idea of this study is to locate the expression on ‘customary international law’ in the constitutions around the globe. Needless to say, there is no uniformity in the constitutions on the expression used to refer to the customary international law. Some of the expressions are so nuanced that they may not fit in any of the sources of international law referred to in Article 38 of the Statute of the ICJ.

Blog Series: Modern Constitutions- Secular or Religious?

In this article we will analyse the reference of God or deity in the preamble of modern constitutions and the nature of the State, i.e., Secular or theocratic. We will also look forward to see as to whether these constitutions also declare the State as a secular country along with specifically referring to God or deity in the preamble of the constitution.

Blog Series: Reference to Country’s History in the Preamble of Modern Constitutions

In this article we will examine the contents of the preambles of 45 modern constitutions, adopted in the year 2000 onward. A preamble contains several elements such as, reference to country’s history, reference to God/deity, International Law, International Organizations, International Human Rights Treaties, political thought, environment etc. In this article we will only focus on the reference to country’s history.

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