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· October, 2012

Stories about Law from October, 2012

Far-Right Party Performs Strongly in Ukrainian Vote

While the results of the Oct. 28 elections in Ukraine are still being finalized, netizens are already discussing the anticipated outcome. Many are paying special attention to VO Svoboda, a...

Abuse Photos Attest the Need for Child Protection Law in China

A viral photo showing a smiling female kindergarten teacher lifting a child by his ears who then bursts into tears, has triggered online discussion on child abuse in China and...

El Salvador's Tough Abortion Laws

Thailand: Gun Crimes on the Rise

Pakistan: Increase In Crime Affects Eid Celebrations

Cuban Government Lifts Travel Restrictions for Citizens

On October 16, the Cuban government announced plans to eliminate controversial travel restrictions on Cuban citizens. The policy will take effect in January of 2013.

Ukraine: Election Monitors’ Websites Under DDoS Attack

Sri Lanka: Tales Of Police Torture

Gambia: Dramatic Increase in Executions

Nine prisoners were put to death on one day in August 2012. The sudden increase in capital punishment over the last few months as well as confusing declarations from President...

Ukraine: Election Votes for Sale Via Social Network

Slovakia: Protesting SOZA's Newest Copyright Fees

SOZA's general manager Vladimír Repčík addressed Slovak high school seniors via his blog on October 22, urging them to register with his agency and pay €15 for their traditional graduation...

Ukraine: Technology for Transparent Elections

Amidst mounting allegations of the ruling party's use of administrative resource during election campaign, the government has pledged to keep the Oct. 28 free and fair. Local election monitoring groups,...

Costa Rican Bloggers Speak Up for Freedom of Expression

Kazakhstan: Misused National Symbols

Ukraine: Crowdmapping Election Violations

Thailand: Problems in Implementing Information Act

Ukraine: Pre-Election Roundup

Cuba: Four Years Jailtime for Angel Carromero

Kyrgyzstan: Child Abduction Caught on Tape

A spine-chilling video caught on a CCTV camera in a small provincial town in Kyrgyzstan appears to depict an abduction of an 11-month-old child in a crowded market place. The...

Brazil: Rethinking Drug Policy

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