REFUGEE CRISIS: RESCUE OF BOATS FROM LIBYA TO ITALY

Shaoli Chakraborty, a student member of SIL, writes about the perils of one of the Mediterranean routes taken by Europe-bound refugees. Throughout 2018, there were significant changes to the pattern of routes taken by refugees and migrants heading for Europe. Four years after the refugee crisis first brought the horrors of the dangerous Mediterranean crossing … Continue reading REFUGEE CRISIS: RESCUE OF BOATS FROM LIBYA TO ITALY

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Deportation of Rohingyas Violates International Law, Legal Precedents in India

Lokesh Mewara, a Third-Year student at NUSRL, writes about the Indian government's stance on Rohingya. The article was published on The Wire on 18th March, 2019. The article can be accessed here. The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Assam government for the delay in the deportation of migrants back to their country. The bench comprising of … Continue reading Deportation of Rohingyas Violates International Law, Legal Precedents in India

Examining ICC Jurisdiction in the Rohingya Crisis

Purbasha is a fourth year student, pursing constitutional law, at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi. Myanmar has always been plagued by civil war and accompanying human rights violations throughout its troubled history since 1962 when the then military under General Ne Win staged a coup and overthrew the democratically elected government … Continue reading Examining ICC Jurisdiction in the Rohingya Crisis

Understanding the Syrian Crisis and International Issues Involved

This piece has been authored by Ms. Bhawna Shraddha and Ms. Ekta Bharti, fifth year students pursuing criminal law at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi Photograph by George Ourfalian The conflict in Syria which began in 2011 as a small revolt against the presidential system, shows no sign of culmination even … Continue reading Understanding the Syrian Crisis and International Issues Involved

First SIL Panel Discussion: Environmental Change and Refugees

There has to be a fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion under the current Convention, qualifications that are missing in case of climate change. The panelists pointed out that the treaty is too old to respond to the displacement related challenges of the 21st century, such as climate change and disasters.