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· November, 2010

Stories about Law from November, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: CLICO Showdown

Afra Raymond tells of “amazing scenes” as the CLICO bailout debacle reaches the showdown stage.

China: Junior high school boy beaten to death by classmates

Veggie Discourse translates a popular forum post on a school violence incident in Jiangsu province, in which the mother of the dead school boy claimed that her son was beaten...

Russia: Competing Models of Internet Politics

RuNet becomes an arena of the competition of at least two concepts of the usage of the cyberspace: "United Russia"'s formula "Internet instead of democracy" and independent, grass-roots formula "Internet...

Central & Eastern Europe: Initial Reactions to WikiLeaks’ Cablegate

While other regions feature a lot more prominently in the collection of U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks thus far, a few countries of the CEE region do appear in...

El Salvador: New Law Targets Violence Against Women

“On Thursday, November 25, El Salvador's National Assembly unanimously passed the Law for A Life Free From Violence for Women. For the first time, the law creates a separate crime...

Madagascar: Wave of Arrests in the Aftermath of the Failed Coup

In the aftermath of the referendum and simultaneous failed putsch , a veritable waltzes of arrestations and investigations are shedding a sad shadow on the island of Madagascar. Malagasy citizens...

Brazil: Three proposals to ease Rio chaos

Bruno Cava, writing for the Amálgama blog, analyzes [pt] the current wave of violence in Rio de Janeiro's slums, and proposes three possible solutions: new policies for development and urbanization of...

Brazil: Letter from the Digital Culture Forum for internet freedom

Antônio Arles, from Arlesophia blog, reproduces [pt] the Letter from the Digital Culture Forum for internet freedom, created by many cyberactivists during the Digital Culture Forum that took place in...

Israel: At the Police Station

David, from Israelity, shares his experience at a police station.

China: Time for a new conversation about privacy invasion

With a broader and perhaps global view of more pervasive privacy issues, poet and professor Rui Shen asks: "Some people disagree with airport security measures that display people's bodies, feeling...

Serbia: Air India Pilot's Family Reacts to Leaked Media Report

Six months after the May 22 Mangalore plane crash, which claimed 158 lives, an investigation report blaming Serbian pilot Zlatko Glusica for the country’s worst air disaster of the last...

Bhutan: Tobacco Law And Village People

Passu is apprehensive about the impact of ban on tobacco in Bhutan. In almost every house of his village tobacco is still being used and they have to pay higher...

Ghana: The trial of Amina Mohammed

Stephen Kwearing writes about the case of Amina Mohammed, the lady at the centre of an alleged robbery and mass rape on a bus in Ghana.

Lebanon: Man Sentenced for Abusing Domestic Worker

Mount Lebanon criminal court sentenced a Lebanese to six years hard labor, reduced to three years prison term, for attempting to rape a Filipino domestic worker in his place of work,...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Election Violence

“When did we become so intolerant that we are unwilling to grant people the right of association?”: Abeni is calling for an end to the violence surrounding the lead-up to...

Cuba: Waiting in Vain?

“We are surrounded by a repression that does not sign papers, show its face, or place a stamp next to each act which violates its own law”: Generation Y is...

Barbados: Shameful Vote at UN

With the country's recent abstention from the UN vote allowing executions of LGBT people, BFP says: “I have always found it shameful that Barbados – a nation founded with the...

Bermuda: The Marijuana Issue

“Truth be told, there is no way to stop people from smoking weed”: bermudashorts suggests that if politicians want to have “a meaningful conversation with young people about weed”, they...

Ukraine: Entrepreneurs Renew Mass Protests

@Matteush reads tweets marked with the #kat_ua hashtag, concludes (UKR) that “the whole country has risen to protest bandit tax code”: rallies and strikes by entrepreneurs are taking place in...

El Salvador: Important Support for Law Prohibiting Metallic Mining

Tim from Tim's El Salvador Blog reports: “A law to prohibit metallic mining in El Salvador got important support today, as a deputy in the Salvadoran National Assembly from the...

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