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· October, 2007

Stories about Law from October, 2007

Ukraine: Construction in Kyiv; Catherine II in Odesa

Ukrainiana writes about “sardine-packed construction” in Kyiv and the dedication of the monument to Catherine II in Odesa – and posts videos of the related violence.

Jamaica: A Case for Justice?

“Coming from where I come from, I know a thing or two about injustice”: Jamaican Marlon James weighs in on the case of the Memphis Three.

Russia: Mikhalkov's “12”

Ntalia Anonova reviews Nikita Mikhalkov's “12”: “The movie isn’t some exotic, tourist-y, BBC “country profile”-y jaunt through an ethnic conflict. It crushes you, resuscitates you, crushes you some more.”

Russia: Serial Killer Alexander Pichushkin

Siberian Light writes about the Guardian's coverage of a Moscow serial killer.

Russia: Litvinenko With MI6?

Sean's Russia Blog writes on the newly revealed “spy vs. spy” dimension of the Aleksandr Litvinenko case.

Russia, Ukraine: Corrupt Traffic Police

Mark MacKinnon writes about a recent encounter with corrupt traffic cops in Moscow and links to a New York Times story on one man's attempt to stand up to the...

Russia: Campaign Singing

Elections in Russia reports on the singing dimension of this year's campaign.

Bahrain: Three Journalists Fined

Bahraini blogger Abduljalil Al Singace links to a Reporters Without Borders article about the fining of three journalists sued for comments which appeared in an online publication.

Singapore: 377A Debate

Kevin Lim takes a look at the online debate in Singapore on keeping or repealing a law that makes homosexual sex an offence.

Peru: Continuing Investigation into Allegations Against Toledo

El Blog de Morsa [ES] is not sure who to believe in regards to the ongoing investigation into allegations that former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo raped a young woman.

Brazil: Reforming Abortion Laws

Cecilia Sardenberg, in “The right to abortion: briefing from Brazil” at OpenDemocracy.net, tells about the heated debate over reforms to Brazil's outdated abortion laws that has intensified across the country...

Korea: Can a Law Change Society and People's Perspectives?

Korean bloggers discuss a new bill that would prohibit discrimination against homosexuals in Korea. There are many opposing views, but some netizens welcome this new law and ask for a...

Saudi Arabia: Drunk Drivers

Saudi blogger Saudi Jeans discusses the perils of drunk drivers in a country where alcohol is illegal.

Syria: Duhumanizing Transexuals

Syrian blogger Golaniya discusses an alarming situation in which a “woman” who was undressed and videotaped by the Syrian police at the police station was a “man with woman's organs.”

Albania: Parking Problems; Bridge Reconstruction

Albanian Blogger writes about parking problems in Tirana and the reconstruction of a pedestrian bridge over the Lana River.

Barbados, Dominica: Journalist Sued

“It all started when The Times published an article asking how it was that the Prime Minister acquired a million dollars worth of real estate on his politician’s salary”: Barbados...

Bahamas: The Answer to Crime?

Callers to a radio programme in the Bahamas think that enforcement of the death penalty would act as a deterrent to crime. Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com begs to differ.

Bahamas: Road Rage

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit indulges in “a little road rage”.

Jamaica, Grenada: Accidental Death?

The Life and Times of Michmac is disturbed about the conditions surrounding a vehicular accident in Grenada that claimed the life of a mother of one.

Bangladesh: Bloggers mobilise against domestic violence

(Logo credit: Amnesty International) October is Domestic Violence Awareness month in the USA, devoted to connecting battered women’s advocates across the nation to work together to end violence against women...

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