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· February, 2008

Stories about Law from February, 2008

Serbia, Kosovo, U.S.: Diaspora Serbs

Reluctant Dragon and Gray Falcon offer two different perspectives on what it feels like being a Serb in the United States following Kosovo's declaration of independence.

Serbia, Kosovo: Lack of Trust

Balkan Anarchist writes at length about “the utter lack of inter-ethnic dialogue between Serbs and Albanians” in Kosovo.

Barbados, Jamaica: Political Accountability

Living in Barbados thinks that the arrest of a former Jamaican Minister implicated in the Cuban lightbulb scandal “should shed light on what kind of government Bruce Golding is leading...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Illness

Foreign Notes writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's illness and other problems.

Bermuda, Cayman Islands: Constitutional Change

Bermudan blogger Vexed Bermoothes, on learning that the Cayman Islands is updating its Constitution following “rigorous public consultation”, asks: “Are we just so used to corrupt governance that normalcy seems...

Jamaica: This and That

Jamaica and the World puts in her two cents’ worth on everything from a Minister being charged with fraud to the island's roller-coaster crime rate.

Russia: Ethnically-Motivated Violence

Moscow Through Brown Eyes reviews the coverage of a recent surge in ethnically-motivated violence in Moscow: “A month ago in my relatively sleepy bedroom community, a young Tadzhik citizen was...

Morocco: On Moroccan Injustice

Blogger Eatbees discusses the differences between the American and Moroccan justice (or injustice systems).

EGYPT: Muslim Brotherhood Trial Postponed

“The verdict in the military trial of 40 leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood has been postponed until March 25, according to friends who went out to Haikstep Military Base...

Bermuda: Silo Situation

The fact that “the cement company at Dockyard would not be required, at least for now, to relocate the contentious silos” should be raising political questions – at least in...

Jamaica: Domestic Violence

Blogging from Jamaica, ClaudeMills.com examines possible push factors in cases of domestic violence.

Ukraine, Russia: A Gas War, Again

Leopolis reports on what looks like yet another Russian-Ukrainian gas war.

Czech Republic, U.S.: Visa-Free Regime

The Czech Daily Word and The Reference Frame report on the signing of a U.S.-Czech agreement on visa-free regime.

Kosovo: Implications for Other States

Pestcentric believes that “Kosovar independence has really opened a can of worms, the full extent of which has yet to manifest itself.”

Serbia: Charges Against Two Looters

East Ethnia reports on the charges against two young Serbian women “whose little looting adventure made them internet celebrities for one brief, greasy moment”: “And we know that they are...

Nigeria: Election petition against president dismissed

Nigerian Times writes about the results of presidential election petition in Nigeria: “The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, Tuesday, dismissed the petition of former military ruler, Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari,...

Nigeria: Public Nudity Bill

Jeremy posts copies of the Bill for an Act to Prohibit and Punish Public Nudity, Sexual Intimidation and Other related offences in Nigeria.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Regional FBI?

As the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago raises the question of a regional policing body, Barbadian blogger Notes From The Margin says: “When you look at the implications of...

Sharing music for free is not a crime, in Spain

Miguel Caetano, who faithfully writes at his blog Remixtures, blogs about[PT] the relative freedom to share music non-commercialy through P2P enjoyed in Spain, and compliments Spanish judges for their fine...

China: Temporary Residential Card

In order to prepare for the Olympic, all residents without permanent household registration in Beijing will require to apply for a temporary residential card, even if they have their own...

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