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· May, 2008

Stories about Law from May, 2008

Russia: Medvedev and 1999 Apartment Bombings

Lex Libertas links to an op-ed calling for president Dmitry Medvedev to start a new investigation of the 1999 apartment bombings in Russia.

Brazil: PeBodyCount joins Brazilian Disarmament Network

PEBodyCount blog [pt] is now officially a member of the “Brazilian Disarmament Network”, which brings together more than 40 entities. “The network will stimulate and strengthen the idea that carrying...

Ukraine, Russia: Personae Non Gratae

On May 12, Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov was declared persona non grata in Ukraine, following his calls for Russia to take ownership of Sevastopol, a Ukrainian Black Sea naval port....

Thailand: Websites closed for “talking” about monarchy

Absolutely Thailand writes that the Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that two websites were illegally blocked while 29 sites face closure in Thailand for allowing an open-forum discussion...

Singapore blogger dares Lee Kuan Yew to sue him

Blogger Gopalan Nair dares Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew to sue him. IZ Reloaded thinks it could be “the most daring or foolish act ever in the history of the...

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Imagine That Conversation

Puerto Rican blogger Liza asks: “Can you imagine having to talk to your kids about the potential assassination of their father?”, adding: “What people don't get is how deep the...

Bangladesh: Compromised Media

Ever since Bangladesh was put under a state of emergency by an interim government supported by the military it was a testing time for Bangladesh media. The credibility of Bangladesh’s...

Japan and U.S: Jurisdiction Agreement

Niphonese wrote a post on the recent exposure of a secret agreement between Japan and U.S government in 1953 that Japan should abandon jurisdiction over crimes of Japan-based US soldiers,...

Bahamas: Social Breakdown?

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit believes that the country's escalating violence, especially among youth, “is not crime. It is impending social breakdown.”

Trinidad and Tobago: Shame

As an eight-year-old girl is found dead in a canefield in Trinidad, Coffeewallah says: “They're killing the children…casually, as though they are no more than sand through our fingers”, while...

Romania: Corruption

Transatlantic Politics writes about corruption in Eastern and Central Europe: “A survey made amongst Romanian judges showed that most of them don’t consider corruption as being a serious crime.”

Bulgaria: Stoev's Murder and Anonymous Blogging

Maya's Corner quotes a passage on Georgi Stoev's murder and the dangers of writing under one's real name in Bulgaria.

Greece: Macedonian Party

Say: Macedonia writes about the first congress of the Macedonian “Rainbow Party” in Greece.

Kosovo: “Failure to Get More Recognitions”

Prishtine: Independence and Kanun writes: “[…] out of the other 192 (plus 2) countries in the world, the government of Kosovo should have been able to lobby more than just...

Egypt: Torture Acceptable

Egyptian blogger Mostafa is surprised that some of his friends find torture as an acceptable form of extracting confessions from people being interrogated – after an experiment he conducted on...

China: Chinese Red Cross on corruption watch

Bloggers continue to monitor earthquake corruption, as they wait for the truth to come out as to why so many school buildings collapsed so easily in this month's massive earthquake....

Bangladesh: A cartoonist and the state

E-Bangladesh has an interview with Arif ,the condemned cartoonist who was charged by the state of profanity and sedition.

Guyana: Copyright Laws

Signifyin’ Guyana comes across an article on copyright laws in Guyana that “made (her) jaw drop.”

China: No Corruption in Building Schools

The education ministry has denied corruption in the construction of school buildings in the Sichuan earthquake zone. The comments in Zhaomu's blog showed that no one believed in the official...

India: Homosexuality and the Law

Law and Other Things reflects on the litigation strategy in a case that could have an impact on the legal perspective of homosexuality in India.

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