UN’s top court says it can hear case brought by Iran against US

ICJ can hear Iran’s case in a bid to end sanctions the Trump administration reimposed in 2018. The United Nations’ highest court has ruled that it can hear a case brought by Iran against the United States in a bid to end sanctions the Trump administration reimposed in 2018 after pulling out of an international […]

Pakistan top court moves to hear #MeToo case against singer Zafar

Activists and lawyers have hailed a recent move by Pakistan’s top court to hear on merit a high-profile sexual harassment case that launched the country’s #MeToo movement, caused a stir on social media, and polarised public opinion. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court agreed to deliberate on whether prominent singer and actress Meesha Shafi’s allegations […]

Alaska court to hear challenge to Arctic refuge oil leases

Conservation groups describe the sale as a last-minute push by the Trump administration to help secure drilling rights Conservationists will try to persuade a US judge on Monday to stop the Trump administration from issuing leases to oil and gas companies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The video-conference in US District Court in Anchorage […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court declines to hear Trump election lawsuit

A split Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state, saying the case must first wind its way through lower courts. The legal defeat on a 4-3 ruling was the latest in a string of losses for Trump’s […]

It’s time for the UK government to hear the plight of gig workers

Abdi is a 40-year-old Somali man who came to the United Kingdom seeking asylum at the age of four. By the time the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Abdi had joined the ranks of London’s 100,000 plus minicab drivers – 94 percent of whom are people of colour – working for Uber and other app-based companies. On a […]