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· April, 2011

Stories about Law from April, 2011

30 April 2011

Ecuador: Twitter Campaign Gives President Correa ‘the Finger’

It started as a Twitter campaign, and now many Ecuadorians are posting photos of themselves showing the middle finger. Why? To ridicule the idea that you could be arrested for...

India: Kerala’s Debate On Endosulfan

As the debate on the pesticide EndoSulfan is gaining momentum in the Stockholm Convention in Geneva; Kerala, the southern state of India is up in arms online and on the...

27 April 2011

Russia: Kidnapping of Ivan Kaspersky

Hungary: Hungarian-Roma Tensions Result in Clash in Gyöngyöspata

Last night, four people were injured in a clash between ethnic Hungarian members of the far-right group Véderő and members of the Roma community in the village of Gyöngyöspata. Contradictory...

Cuba: The “Queen of Incredulity”

26 April 2011

Macedonia: New Laws to Have an Adverse Impact on Cultural Heritage

An archaeologist blogger reacts to the new legislation that legalizes illegal construction in Macedonia, including buildings that destroy historical heritage sites.

Haiti: Amnesty or Justice?

Trinidad & Tobago: Destroying Food

24 April 2011

Hungary: For Gyöngyöspata's Roma, Evacuation – or an Easter Excursion?

First, there were the rumors of a right-wing paramilitary group's plans to hold training in the village of Gyöngyöspata. Then came the local mayor's resignation. Then on April 22, some...

Puerto Rico: Petition against Violence

23 April 2011

Brazil: LGBT Scene Under Discussion

With recent legal advances and a proposed bill that criminalises homophobia in the Brazilian Senate, cases of violence against LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) groups and expressions of prejudice and...

India: Corruption In Mizoram