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· November, 2006

Stories about Law from November, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Death Penalty

Yulia writes about the anti-death penalty rally in Bishkek and says that she has very mixed feelings about the issue.

Haiti: Artists to Fight Insecurity?

Karlito writes (Fr): “[We] hold the police and government responsible for not doing enough to fight insecurity. But we forget the role that artists can play in helping that fight....

Arabisc: Arrested Blogger Released and the Civilisation of Terrorism

Egyptian blogger Ramy Siyam – aka Ayoub – is out of jail, after spending an eventful 108 hours being moved from one detention centre to the other. According to fellow...

Hong Kong: Discriminating tastes

Simon world comments on the slowness of the legislation against racial discrimination.

India: Gandhigiri, Hinduism and the Media

Ambimama reflects on reactions to a popular actor being tried in the court of law under charges of terrorism and a religious leader being tried for murder, drawing links political...

Africa: LGBTs issues in Africa

Black Looks writes about current development in LGBTs issues in Africa, “The Kenyan Times published an article in support of the South African Bill and states that it does not...

Nigeria: cybercrime bill

Naija Blog posts the Nigerian cybercime bill for, “Anyone who wants to read what is done about cybercrime in Nigeria…”

Guyana: Spare the rod

Guyana-Gyal reacts strongly to a newspaper headline stating that the Guyanese Education Ministry backs corporal punishment: “I ain’t anti-discipline. I just am anti-beating a child. I wonder why we can't...

Cayman Islands, SVG: Sexual harrassment

Mighty Afroditee in Grand Cayman and Abeni in St. Vincent find themselves in situations where they are touched inappropriately by men.

Bahamas: Threats to marine resources

The Bahamas needs to defend its marine resrources and fishing grounds against the encroachment of poachers and similar threats, says Sir Arthur Foulkes.

Russia, Britain: Litvinenko's Death

The beatroot and Ruminations on Russia write about the reaction of the British media to Aleksandr Litvinenko's death.

D.R. of Congo: Bemba should concede defeat

“…the time has come for Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to concede defeat,” writes Eye on Africa following the rejection of a legal challenge to last month's presidential run-off election by the...

India: A popular actor and public memory

A popular actor who was charged under an act to prevent terrorism is partially let off the hook. World of India! on public memory and law. “The actor has been...

Nepal: Laws to protect children

Bahas on why Nepal requires a stronger legal framework to deal with child sexual abuse and violence against children. “police find it difficult to deal with such cases as there...

DRC: “Bemba was to be defeated”

In a long post about Kinshasa's fervor for Bemba despite his defeat, Le Blog du Congolais writes (Fr):”It was written and we knew it: Bemba was to be defeated, for...

D.R. of Congo: Bemba's election challenge update

“Before declaring the definitive outcome, the Supreme Court rejected Bemba’s challenge for lack of proof (the burden of proof being on the claimant). The CEI was found to have acted...

Haiti: Impunity, President Preval and Farah Dessources

On November 15, Farah Dessources, a 20 year old first year University student was kidnapped and killed despite the payment of part of the ransom by her mother. Saturday during...

Barbados: Machismo and domestic violence against men

Two radio personalities make light of a news report about a barrister who has reminded Barbadian men that the Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act offers protection to them as well...

Ukraine: Was the Famine Genocide?

Petro Rondiak of Petro's Jotter writes a letter to the editor of a Kyiv English-language publication, disagreeing with his view on the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33; the editor responds.

Haiti & Debt Relief: Will Government Measure Up?

Jojo at Collectif Haiti de Provence posts a Radio Kiskeya article on the World Bank and IMF conditions for permanent debt relief for the country and writes (Fr): “The conditions...

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