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· June, 2010

Stories about Law from June, 2010

Czech Republic: Dr. Milada Horáková's Death 60 Years Ago

The Reference Frame writes about the execution of Dr. Milada Horáková 60 years ago: “Many people were killed by the communists but she has clearly been the brightest woman ever...

Ukraine: Hanna Herman's $60K Wrist Watch

Foreign Notes writes about a $60K wrist watch of the deputy head of Ukraine's Presidential Administration: “$60K is equivalent to 10 to15 years average salary in Ukraine…”

Russia, U.S.: The “Spy Ring” Story

A selection of posts on the “Russian spy ring” story: Julia Ioffe at The Daily Beast; A Good Treaty; Yelena Osipova at Global Chaos; Mark Adomanis at True/Slant; Vadim Nikitin...

Belize: Mayans Win Right to Land

Repeating Islands reports on a landmark court ruling “in favor of 38 Mayan Communities in the Toledo District”, which confirms their rights to the land surrounding their communities.

Malaysia: Migrant worker fired for lodging complaint with government

jelas.info from Malaysia uploads a letter from labor groups highlighting the case of a migrant worker who was fired by an employer after lodging a complaint with the labor department.

Singapore: Swiss national to be caned for train vandalism

A Swiss IT consultant in Singapore was sentenced to three strokes of the cane and five months in prison after he pleaded guilty to breaking into a Singapore train depot...

Caribbean: On Crime

The Caribbean Camera reports on the G-8 and G-20 summits from a regional perspective.

Egypt: Allegations Against Khaled Said

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia comments on the allegations surfacing against Khaled Said – who was allegedly killed by police officers.

Jamaica: Bloggers Discuss Dudus’ Extradition

Following his capture by Jamaican police, Michael Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has been extradited to the United States to face pending charges of drug and arms trafficking. "The President", as he...

Singapore: No to caning

Spotlight on Singapore is against the punishment of caning. Recently, a foreigner who was found guilty of vandalizing a train in Singapore was sentenced to 5 months in jail and...

Lao44 website

Lao44 or Coalition for Lao Information, Communication and Knowledge is the largest repository of documents in Lao language. The number 44 in Lao44 refers to Article 44 in the Constitution...

Russia: New Initiatives Indicate Government's Fear of the New Media

Alexey Sidorenko writes about the Russian government's attempts to control cyberspace - and its apparent fear of the new media.

Serbia: Mufti Zukorlic vs Blic

Belgraded writes about the conflict between the mufti of the Serbian Islamic community and the Blic newspaper.

Peru: A Bill on Obscene Content

A few days ago the news broke of a bill that had been approved by the Justice Comission in Congress, proposing an amendment to section 183-B of the Penal Code,...

Sri Lanka: Constitutional Reform

Sumanasiri Liyanage at Groundviews discusses the expectations and the realities regarding constitutional reform in Sri Lanka.

Peru: Scientist is Charged for Criticizing Investigation

In the blog Blawyer.org [es] Miguel Morachimo says [es] that a judge in Lima has declared biologist Ernesto Bustamante guilty of defamation for questioning a colleagues conclusions of a study on two media outlets.

Mauritius: 30 Prisoners escape from jail

“Around 30 prisoners have escaped from the GRNW jail in Mauritius this evening. The prisoners attacked the jail officers at around 18.30 hrs today and fled as members of the...

South Africa: Rethinking customary law

Pierre de Vos discusses South African customary law: “When I studied law at Stellenbosch University, we did not study a single aspect of customary law. It was as if customary...

Hungary: Pál Schmitt, a Presidential Nominee

Hungarian Spectrum writes (here and here) about Pál Schmitt, the current speaker of the National Assembly and a nominee for the Hungarian presidency.

Hungary, Slovakia: “Since the Slovak Elections”

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the Hungarian-Slovak relations.

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