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· June, 2006

Stories about Law from June, 2006

La Reunion: Subsidies to Local Associations

Eric Fruteau, a member of the General Council of St-Andre, a town in La Reunion, complains (Fr) about the lack of transparency and accountability in the subsidies budget distributed by...

Russia: Cheburashka Existed For Real

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about the cartoon character Cheburashka, its creator Eduard Uspenskiy and a new finding that claims that Cheburashka “actually did exist in reality.”

China: Those left behind

Seen on Andrés Gentry's eponymous blog is a short but wrenching video looking at those left behind in China's mad rush towards development, including video shot by the villagers themselves...

Hong Kong: Chinese commander charged

Following on the heels of a similar case in Beijing recently, as seen in Nathan Madsen's Xanga blog and Confidential Reporter's Confidential China, a high-ranking naval commander in the southern...

China: Uyghurs extradited

“The two uighurs (Yusuf Kadir Tohti and Abdukadir Sidik) detained in Kazakhstan and at risk of extradition to China (against international conventions) have, tragically, been extradited to China. They are...

Kenya: Traffickers acquitted

You Missed This reports on Kenyan drug traffickers who have been acquitted after one year and half years in prison…….”This week the man with nine lives bounced back and was...

Bermuda: Draft dodgers

A British MP calls the country's policy of compulsory national service for men discriminatory, reports the Limey, only to be informed that over 20% of those called up for service...

Barbados: Enforcing environmental laws

Forget about the police and employ specialists to enforce environmental laws, suggests Barbados Free Press.

Taiwan: Chen corruption scandal

“Is President Chen [Shui-bian] implicated in any of the scandals that have surrounded him lately?” asks Politics From Taiwan blogger David. “Who knows. However, it's encouraging to see that there...

China: Victims of China's Cultural Revolution, your stories can always be blogged (3/4)

Currently unable in today's political climate to have his years of research into the stories of those persecuted as right wing elements during China's ultra-left Cultural Revolution published, blogger-journalist Ran...

Pakistan: Traffic blues

Crow's Nest… on traffic blues. “The traffic police are non existent. Those that are can be found resting their lives away on a chair by the road side under the...

Serbia: Search for Mladic, Not For Karadzic

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic reproduces an article by Nedim Dervisbegovic on the neglected search for Karadzic: “Pressure on Serbia to capture Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic keeps...

China: Media bill resisted

According to one of China's most-respected and -feared heavyweight magazines, a controversial bill containing a clause with provisions for heavy fines against media reporting on what the government terms ‘emergency...

Remolacha.net reports (ES) that the family of slain 22-year old José Stalin Ortíz Tejada, who was killed by bandits in the Los Guarícanos district of the Dominican Republic, have threated...

China: When cops tail you

MSN Spaces blogger Zeng Jinyan [zh], wife of prominent and oft-harassed AIDS activist Hu Jia, has been writing extensively of female reproductive rights activist Chen Guangcheng who was abducted by...

Suriname, Guyana: Khan's mother protests

Propaganda Press publishes a photo of the mother of fugitive businessman Roger Khan, a Guyanese national who was recently arrested and jailed in Suriname following a drug bust, protesting her...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter lobby gets interesting offer

Attillah Springer at the Rights Action Group T&T blog discusses the interesting offer of pro bono legal assistance made by former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to the community of...

The State of Creative Commons in Latin America

Coauthored by Jose Murilo Junior and David Sasaki Global Voices has become a supporter of Creative Commons licensing not due to ideology, but because our website depends on it. The...

Jamaica: Female Don

“Sasha Payne (what an appropriate name) is being hailed as the next don for the troubled Havana community in Arnett Gardens. She is so notorious that the police have put...

Latest in French-Speaking African and Indian Ocean Blogs

PAN-AFRICAN Homosexuality in Africa Not a Myth France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reflects on a homophobic movement in Cameroon that sees homosexuality as a suspect new “religion” and concludes: Evidence...

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