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· November, 2009

Stories about Law from November, 2009

India: Corruption Is The Hindrance

“India needs to be made free of corruption before it can become developed. But the entire existing Indian governance ecosystem will prevent this from happening,” opines Rajesh Jain at Emergic.

Trinidad & Tobago: Right the Wrongs

Now Is Wow Too says the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's position on gay rights “leaves much to be desired”.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Gender Violence

Discuss SVG “question[s] the foundation” of violence against women in Caribbean societies.

Hungary: Violence “Behind Doors”

This month, Hungarian NGOs joined the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Marietta Le describes the situation with domestic violence in Hungary and translates one blogger's post on...

Cambodia: End of first Khmer Rouge Tribunal deemed a relative success

Many in the international community are calling the first Khmer Rouge Tribunal trial of Kaing Kek Iev, or Duch, a relative success as the trial closed. However, there are indications...

China: Law or Justice?

According to Chongqing Evening News, by November 15th 2905 suspects had been arrested during a massive crackdown on gangs in the municipality of Chongqing, a major city with 30 million population and provincial status. The campaign...

Russia: At Least 25 People Killed in the ‘Neva Express’ Train Crash

An express train traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed at 9:34 PM on Friday, Nov. 27, near the town of Bologoye, killing at least 25 people. Below are some...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: ‘No’ It Is

Vincentian bloggers discuss the fact that the citizenry recently voted ‘No’ to “the current manifestation of a proposed constitution for this country.”

Russia: Social Networks Help Find Debtors

Court enforcement officers in Russia actively use social networks to gather information on debtors and their properties, Russian news agency Prime-TASS reports [RUS].

Russia: Tatarstan Blogger Sentenced to Almost 2 Years in Penal Colony

On Sept. 12, 2008, Tatar blogger and journalist Irek Murtazin blogged about rumors of Tatarstan president Mintimir Shaimiev's death. On Nov. 26, 2009, Murtazin was convicted of defamation and incitement...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: No!

The people have voted no to the proposed new constitution in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Abeni and Repeating Islands report.

China: Prisons more modern & luxurious than schools

Tingting from ChinaSMACK translated a local forum post that shows modern and luxurious design prison in China.

Russia: Defense Ministry Reports “Non-Combat Losses” Online

Russia's Defense Ministry reports on its website that suicides, accidents, murders, and, possibly, manslaughter claimed 297 lives in the country's armed forces from Jan. to Oct. 2009, and that 149...

Singapore: Illegal employment termination

Illegally terminated pregnant workers in Singapore can lodge complaints. Barnyard Chorus identifies the process on how to file a complaint with the Ministry of Manpower

Jamaica: Trafficking in Paradise?

Jamaica Salt takes a look at human trafficking and prostitution on the island.

China: Children who are left behind

On November 12, several days before the International Children's Day, an explosion erupted in an illegal fire cracker factory in Guangxi which resulted in 2 children workers dead and 11...

Maldives: Child Marriages and Sexual Abuse Laws

Mohamed Nasheed discusses the complications arising out of the existing child marriages and sexual abuse laws in Maldives.

Malawi: President seeking more power

Malawian President wants more power!: “Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika, whose party enjoys a parliamentray majority, is seeking to beef up his powers before he exits the political stage in...

Jamaica, Bahamas, U.S.A.: Copyright Options

In response to Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp‘s “cautionary tale on the dangers of unregistered creative property”, the Bahamas’ Scavella's Blogsphere says: “This is all very well and good, but I’m...

Afghanistan: US opens new prison

Nick Fielding reports that the US military unveiled a new $60 million prison at Bagram airbase, north of the Afghanistan capital Kabul, saying it would provide detainees with better conditions...

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