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· April, 2009

Stories about Law from April, 2009

Russia: Teen Curfew; Police Officer's Shooting Spree

President Dmitry Medvedev approved changes to children's rights law, allowing regional authorities to bar unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 from public places from 10 PM to 6 AM....

Sri Lanka: Living In Fear

Hong Kong: SexyPhotoGate uploader sentenced

Syria: Reactions to the Hariri Tribunal

The UN's Special Tribunal for Lebanon today ordered the release of all four suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri on February 14th, 2005, in Beirut....

Jamaica: Career Crime?

Hungary, Bolivia: Eduardo Rózsa-Flores

Trinidad & Tobago: What's Happening?

Central & Eastern Europe: Racism Roundup

Russia: Sochi Election

Brazil: Fly me to the moon with public money

Another scandal has taken the Brazilian blogosphere by storm – it has come to light that public money is being used to fund holidays abroad for parliament members and their...

Pakistan: Death Penalty Mandatory for Blasphemy

Kenya: Biggest ivory seizure in recent times

Indian Elections '09: On the Black Money trail

Black money stashed away in overseas tax havens/secret Swiss bank accounts - is not a new topic in India. However, the very same topic is generating quite a bit of...

China: Who is Siemen's Man in China?

Russia: Sochi Mayoral Election

Brunei: Child-safety laws

Brazil: Judges quarrel live on TV and scandalize the country

The live broadcast of a fight between two judges of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) has scandalized Brazilians and excited the blogosphere and social networks across the country.

Russia: Union of Repressed Peoples

Poland: Banning “Offensive Symbols”?

Cambodia: Doubts over the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal is now weeks into its first trial with the prosecution of Duch for crimes against humanity and war crimes. But as the trial continues, many wonder...

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