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· October, 2006

Stories about Law from October, 2006

India: Capital Punishment, Afzal and Santosh

National Highway reflects on capital punishment. “For the simple reason that the desire to see his life extinct reflects society’s desire to disown his act of crime as being ‘inhuman’....

Belarus: News Roundup

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about yet another arrest; prize for Milinkevich, and the Belarusian language museum.

Serbia: The Referendum

Blog coverage of the referendum on the new Serbian constitution: at East Ethnia, here and here; at South East Europe Online, here; at Belgrade 2.0, here, here and here; at...

Ethiopia: clash over trademark

Ethan discusses the clash between the Ethiopian government and Starbucks over trademark, “Last year, the Ethiopian government filed trademark applications to protect the names “Sidaro”, “Harar” and “Yirgacheffe” – the...

Kenya: recognize gay and lesbian citizens

A statement in support of gay and lesbian citizens of Kenya, “It is time to scrap the laws that the British imposed upon us and left us with, laws that...

Bulgaria: The Tripoli Six Update

Declan Butler posts an update on “the buildup of international pressure” in the Tripoli Six case.

Bangladesh in Turmoil

Bangladesh is going through turbulent times as the row over an interim caretaker government chief persists who will lead the country towards the upcoming parliament election in January 2007. This...

Kenya: blogger's work used by Kenyan paper without his knowledge

This is what Kikuyumoja's Realm had to say to the Kenyan newspaper, Kenya Times, for using his work without notifying him, “Next time you are re-publishing my words, pls let...

Jamaica: When Prime Ministers doodle. . . .

Ria Bacon offers an update to an earlier post in which she discussed the matter of a close-up photograph of the Prime Minister's notepad taken during a debate on a...

Guyane: Anti-Violence Demonstration

Blada.com posts (Fr) a reminder of a day of protest taking place in Kourou tomorrow October 27th to force the town's authorities to address crime.

India: Domestice Violence Act

To Each Its Own on the Domestic Violence Act in India. “The highlighting point of this Act is that it not only provides protection to women who are legally married...

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime comes home

Trinidadian blogger Jonathan Ali receives a stark reminder that the country's deep-seated crime problem affects everybody.

Ethiopia: human rights lawyer arrested

“Yalemzewd Bekele, a prominent human rights activist and a lawyer working for the European Commission in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, was arrested on the morning of 19 October by...

Bahamas: Violence in cabinet

Sir Arthur Foulkes is highly critical of the handling by the Bahamian Prime Minister of a fight between two members of parliament in the Cabinet room.

Barbados: “Abortions provider” candidate

Barbados Free Press wonders whether a political candidate's affiliations with a clinic that provides abortions — which are legal in Barbados — will affect his candidacy.

Costa Rica Bloggers on CAFTA and other issues

The Tico Bloggers are posting on two main subjects this past week: the two day long CAFTA protests and the bill the government is writing which would ban weapon production...

China: Good cop/bad cop

A story shared by A-list blogger-journalist Huang Tingzi (黄亭子) about an engineering student recruited by Chinese cops on his campus who—along with four colleagues—one day finds himself quite a bit...

Belarus: Persecution Continues

Former presidential candidate is in jail and on hunger strike; 60-year-old woman is sentenced to two years for requesting a psychiatric exam for the country's president – and this isn't...

Serbia, Montenegro: Flag and Constitution

Florian Bieber of East Ethnia has an idea about national flags. Also, he knows the word count of Serbia's new constitution.

Ukraine: News Digest

Orange Ukraine and Foreign Notes both discuss president Yushchenko's relationship with his own party. Foreign Notes also re-posts two newspaper stories from eastern Ukraine: on the ongoing rallies against high...

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