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· September, 2009

Stories about Law from September, 2009

USA: Immigrant Students in National Day of Action

The National Dream Act Day of Action was initiated by the United We DREAM Coalition and was supported by dozens of organizations across university campuses in the USA last week.

Trinidad & Tobago: Digging a Hole

“It’s like a jamette woman in a rumshop shouting she does go to chuch!”: B.C. Pires blogs about issues of governance in the Trinidad & Tobago government.

Jamaica: Children & Violence

As the government signs a UN agreement aimed at protecting children from being recruited by armed forces, Letter From Jamaica wonders: “But what about children at home? Children don't just...

Pakistan: Banned drug available at pharmacies

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi informs that a banned drug called Metamizole is readily available at pharmacies in Pakistan.

China: When will the sunshine come?

Chinese officials will soon be required to report all their assets as part of an anti-corruption "Sunshine Act" of the Communist Party. But resistance so far has been significant, leading...

Poland: Sexual Crimes and Roman Polanski

Polandian writes about Poland's plans to legalize chemical castration for those who commit sexual crimes against minors – and about the arrest of Roman Polanski in Switzerland and the Polish...

Pakistan: Karachi The Next Swat

Khaled Faroqi at Pakistan Desk opines that the movement of Taliban Leadership from Quetta to Karachi can force the city to suffer the same consequences as FATA or Swat.

Bangladesh: Law And Order Situation

Mukti discusses the current state of the law and order situation in Bangladesh.

Trinidad & Tobago: Thinking & Drinking

Trinidadian blogger Andre Bagoo republishes an article he wrote in which he “began to think in earnest about the reasons why I drink.”

Cuba: Eye on Honduras

Writing at Havana Times, Circles Robinson posts an update on developments in Honduras, adding: “Here in Cuba, the parliament has taken a position of strong protest of the coup and...

China: Humanistic measures towards filial criminals

Xujun Eberlein from Inside-out China comments on the Chinese court's humanistic measures towards two brothers who committed kidnapping in order to save their ailing mother.

Honduras: State of Exception Suspends Constitutional Rights

The Honduran government recently declared a State of Exception and suspended many Constitutional rights because of reports of a planned mass uprising. Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve has a rundown on...

Hungary: Pro-Nightlife Rally; Art Station

Marietta Le of Remainder of Budapest posts photos and video from a rally in support of Budapest's nightlife and from a graffiti and extreme sports competition held inside a metro...

Hungary: Political Talk Show Taken Off Air

GV Author Marietta Le of Remainder of Budapest and Eva S. Balogh of Hungarian Spectrum write about Nap-kelte, a morning political TV talk show that was taken off air last...

Syrian Students Banned From Using Supercomputer at KAUST

Wael Alwani said on his blog [ar] that Syrian Students at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) are forbidden from using Shaheen, a US made supercomputer, due to...

Israel: New Organ Donation Law Passed

The Chief Rabbinate (Court) and Knesset (Congress) of Israel have ruled that a patient who is brain dead is legally dead, allowing for his organs to be harvested more effectively...

Serbia: Gay Pride Parade Postponed

Sinisa Boljanovic writes about the cancellation of the gay pride parade in Belgrade and reviews bloggers reactions to statements made by politicians and ultra-nationalist groups regarding the event.

China: Is Bo Xilai's corruption crackdown good for China?

"Who can ensure that the impartial and incorruptible anti-corruption heroes of today, with their unrestricted power, won't end up on the same path as their predecessors tomorrow?"

Harvard Forum: ICT4D and, and, and

Ethan brings the live-blog from day one to a close after questions and lively discussion with conclusion from Mike Best who suggests there's no way to summarize these discussions… with...

Serbia: No Gay Pride This Year

Belgraded, Cafe Turco, Balkan File and Anegdote write about the cancellation of this year's gay pride in Belgrade.

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