· March, 2006

Stories about Law from March, 2006

DRC: Malu Malu Announces Delay in Communal Elections

  31 March 2006

UDPS Liege blogger ngstephane comments (FR) on electoral council President Appolinaire Malu Malu's appearance on a Belgian talk show yesterday. Blogger is especially disappointed with Malu Malu's announcement that communal elections will have to take place later than the constitutionally mandated June 30, 2006 deadline and predicts that Malu Malu...

China: Yahoo! in China

  30 March 2006

Today is Pick On Yahoo! Day at Asiapundit with “one of the most-biting attacks on the company and co-founder Jerry Yang that I have yet read,” up first.

DR: No to “sexual liberty”

  30 March 2006

Andrés Duque reports that language referring to “sexual liberty” will be removed from a current draft amendment to the Dominican Republic's Civil Code. One of the fears among critics of the phrase is that it could pave the way for same-sex marriage legislation. Duque quotes the the interim attorney general...

DRC: UDPS’ Latest Demands

  30 March 2006

Doubting that elections can and will take place June 30 as planned, UDPS Liege posts(FR) the UDPS’ latest demands to the international community and the Congolese government. Demands include the reopening of voter and candidate registration, a realistic electoral calendar, the inclusion of the Congolese diaspora in the electoral process...

Trinidad & Tobago: 6 year-0ld's brutal murder

  29 March 2006

Francomenz and Caribbean Free Radio express outrage at the news of the brutal buggering and murder of a six year-old boy. Francomenz reminds us of the other unsolved cases involving the murder and buggery of children, and Caribbean Free Radio, looking at the television news, brings up the issue of...

Hong Kong: Police, Paparazzi and Privacy

  28 March 2006

BigWhiteGuy Randall van der Woning lambasts Hong Kong media following a plea for respect from the wife of the suspect in last week's fatal police-on-police shootout. “Decency? Such as local station ATV airing a rerun of the couple when they appeared on Hong Kong's version of Who Wants to be...

Hong Kong: Private Information Uploaded

  28 March 2006

Simon World‘s namesake criticizes the Hong Kong government for continuing to remain silent two weeks after the discovery earlier this month of the accidental posting online of the names, ages, addresses and ID numbers of the approximately 20,000 people who filed complaints with Hong Kong police from 1996 to 2004.

Myanmar: asylum for refugees

  28 March 2006

Still on the “material support” issue that denies entry to Burmese refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S., Burma Underground writes a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State, and encourages readers to copy the letter and send...

Burundi: war crimes tribunal

  28 March 2006

Agathon Rwasi calls for the creation of a war crimes tribunal in Burundi and comments on the release of “thousands of people classified as “political prisoners” by a new political commission.”

Thailand: Dodging the Question

  27 March 2006

Thai blog Bookish reflects on the beleaguered Thai PM's evasion of a question posed to him on a TV talk show: Did he make a mistake transferring his company's shares to his son rather than to a blind trust, as required by the Thai constitution?

China: Sexual harassment issues

  27 March 2006

Ray Zhou from Not Only Movies blogs on bumps in China's development of anti-sexual harassment laws. “What if the teacher is gay and is more likely to be physically attracted to male students? Should the pronouncement be revised to include scenarios of any sexual orientation?” he writes.

Barbados: Friends in high places and Human Rights Treaty

  27 March 2006

Barbados Free Press reports that a friend of a government minister has been receiving lucrative contracts for consulting on dance and choreography, and is concerned that the new Human Rights Treaty being drafted by CARICOM promotes an agenda that is primarily economic.

Belarus: Protest Stories and Conversations

  23 March 2006

For the past four evenings, thousands of people have been gathering at Kastrychnitskaya (Oktyabrskaya) Square in Minsk, Belarus, to protest the fraudulent presidential election, demand a new vote and support the opposition. The crowd thins as the night arrives, but a few hundred young activists stay on in a small...

China: Another Taishi village election

  22 March 2006

ESWN translates a Chinese-language news report from Boxun.com (ZH) about the result for the recent elections in Taishi village for a representative to the National People's Congress (NPC).

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