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· September, 2007

Stories about Law from September, 2007

Ukraine: “Who's Who in Political Advertising”

Taras of Ukrainiana has collected videos of campaign advertising by seven Ukrainian blocs and parties – and has translated their messages into English. An invaluable resource for anyone who would...

Taiwan: Whose land?

The indigenous Smangus people consider a wind-fall beech tree is in their territory, but the Forestry Bureau doesn't agree. Bloggers discuss, how do we decide who is the owner of...

Poland, Ireland: Politics Comparison

Our Man in Gdansk compares “Polish politics and normal, Irish politics.”

Pakistan: Musharraf in uniform

All Things Pakistan on the Supreme Court ruling that Musharraf will be allowed to contest the upcoming elections in uniform.

Trinidad and Tobago: The Course of Justice

“This Chief Justice matter is no joke. The integrity of the entire judiciary rests upon it,” writes Manicou, who is incredulous at the refusal of Trinidad and Tobago's Attorney General...

China: Bloggers side with Burmese monks

Chinese government talk of non-intervention in the violent crushing of democracy protests this week in the Myanmar capital Yangon hasn't resonated much with a number of high-profile Chinese bloggers, with...

Moldova: Transnistria 2

Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros posts the second installment on Transnistria.

Ukraine: Unresolved Cases

Mark MacKinnon writes about two unresolved cases that don't do any good to president Yushchenko's image at home and abroad: the 2000 murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze and Yushchenko's 2004...

Trinidad & Tobago: Oil Spill

“If it takes the Environmental Management Authority a week to take notice of an oil spill, how can we trust them to monitor the daily emissions coming from a plant?”...

Moldova: Resource on Transnistria

Scraps of Moscow links to a resource on Transnistria.

Moldova: Trafficking in Women

Scraps of Moscow links to resources on trafficking in women in Moldova.

Russia: Kasparov; “The Italian”

The Accidental Russophile comments on the New Yorker 12-page piece on Garry Kasparov, and writes about The Italian, a Russian movie by director Andrei Kravchuk.

China: Traffic cops get machine guns

Traffic police in a major Chinese city have begun carrying pistols and machine guns while on the job, and netizens can't seem to think of any good reason why.

The Baltics: Unity Day; Latgallia

Marginalia writes about Latgallia, and the history and politics of the Baltic Unity Day, marked on Sept. 22.

Czech Rebublic: Violent Football Fans

Petr Bokuvka of The Czech Daily Word writes about violent behavior of the Czech football fans.

Ghana: Barclays uses blogger's photos without permission

Oluniyi Ajao complains about his photos being stolen by Barclays Bank (Ghana): “A few minutes ago, I saw an ad on CNN, with Barclays Bank congratulating themselves on being the...

China: Forced Land Expropriation

1 bao has a detailed report on forced land expropriation case in Zhejian, Lunchuan. In order to protect their land, local villagers sued the local government for illegal expropriation of...

Saudi Arabia: The Right to Drive

A group of Saudi women are campaigning for the right to drive in the only country in the world which bans women from driving, reports The Arabist.

World Reaction to the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the...

Ukraine: The Language Issue

Victor Yanukovych's Party of the Regions is pushing for a referendum on granting Russian official status as a national language, in addition to Ukrainian. Below is a selection of views...

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