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Stories about Law

18 March 2018

When Indigenous Girls are Raped and Assaulted in Bangladesh, a Queen Rises Up in Solidarity

From 2013 to 2017, violence was committed against 364 indigenous women and girls. In January 2018, 10 women and girls were raped and three of them were killed after rape.

16 March 2018

Netizen Report: Internet Censorship Bill Looms Large Over Egypt


The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

13 March 2018

Can Germany's ‘Lex Facebook’ Be Saved? A Business and Human Rights Analysis


Germany's NetzDG forces companies to police hate speech or face astronomical fines for persistent violations of up to 50 million Euro. Is this a good way to solve the problem?

8 March 2018

Thousands Protest on the Streets of Kashmir After Indian Army Kills Four Civilians

"#Kashmir is a place of a billion or more coverups...India had never been interested in human rights or accountability. They are interested in controlling Kashmir by fear."

6 March 2018

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Honors the First Pride March Marred by Police Violence 40 Years Ago

"Shoutout to the #78ers. Shoutout also to the ’70s LGBT activists who weren’t at the first #MardiGras for whatever reason....We all stand on the shoulders of giants."

3 March 2018

María Roa Borja: A Voice in the Fight for Labor, Ethnic and Gender Rights in Colombia

"In the past, the topics related to the domestic employees were those of character, race [and] cooking abilities [...] Today, the main issue is our labor rights."

1 March 2018

Netizen Report: Tunisian Court Refuses to Ban Online LGBTQ Radio Shams Rad


The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world.

26 February 2018

Can a Court Order and Protests Save Centenary Trees on Bangladesh's Jessore Road?

The trees at Jessore road bear the witness of two historic refugee exodus – one during the partition of the Indian Sub-continent, and the other during the Bangladesh Liberation War.

23 February 2018

Photoshopped Image of Christ Reveals Limits of Spain's Right to Free Expression


The fine imposed on a young man from Andalucia opened an intense debate about censorship in Spain.

22 February 2018

Australian MP George Christensen's Joke Gun Photo Denounced as Threat Against ‘Greenie Punks’

Just days after the Parkland Florida student massacre, an Australian politician posted a photo of himself firing a pistol asking, “You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks?”

Laughing in the Face of an Internet Shutdown In Bangladesh


"To stop the leaks, better to cancel the exam rather than shutting the internet down. Then you won't have to worry about leaks anymore."

21 February 2018

Generations of Peasants Have Occupied Land in Paraguay's Neglected Countryside to Survive

Mariano Castro fought to create a home for his family the traditional way, by occupying land and forming settlements. For his sons, it went terribly wrong.

20 February 2018

Serbian Journalists Face Harassment for Investigating Spending by Defense Minister (and His ‘Aunt From Canada’)


In spite of threats, investigative journalists keep demanding accountability from Serbian Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vulin.

Protests in Trinidad's Capital as Residents Face Off with Police

Police say they shot and killed a man in a shootout, protestors claim it was an extrajudicial killing, wider society has no sympathy, and no solutions are being put forward.

17 February 2018

What Do Argentinians Give Up in Exchange for “Free” WiFi in Buenos Aires?


"The average Argentinian it doesn't [care], as long as they are given free wifi they will accept anything, 'in the end they have nothing to hide.'"

15 February 2018

Netizen Report: In Leaked Docs, European Commission Says Tech Companies Should Self-Regulate on Harmful Speech


The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

11 February 2018

Mashal Khan Case Verdict Highlights Pakistan’s Blasphemy and Impunity Problem

"One death sentence and five life sentences for a lynching that was filmed? Surely there were more than six people involved."

An Introduction to #MeToo in Japan

How is Japan experiencing its own #MeToo moment?

10 February 2018

The Pashtun Long March Asks for Justice After Years of Ethnic Targeting

Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and elsewhere in Pakistan have staged a sit-in in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad.

After Alleged Election Fraud and Protests, Honduran Congress Moves to Regulate Hate Speech Online


Hondurans fear censorship as congress debates Internet and social media regulation.

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