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· November, 2012

Stories about Law from November, 2012

Nairobi Pulls Together During Matatu Vehicle Strike

On Thursday 29 November, most Nairobi city dwellers woke up to the harsh reality of the public service transport system going rogue. The Kenyan public service vehicles popularly known as...

‘Industrial Scale’ Hunting of Migratory Amur Falcons in Nagaland, India

Each year thousands of migratory Amur falcons are hunted by locals in the Indian State of Nagaland during their passage through that region. On November 1, 2012, Shashank Dalvi and...

Chinese Shareholders Trapped in the Stock Market's “Fraud”

As China's economy has been growing, its stock keeps sinking. Why is that so? Many shareholders blame corruption and economic experts call for finance regulation reform.

Hundreds Rally Against Anti-Semitism in Hungary

On Nov. 27, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Parliament in Budapest (photos) to protest a Hungarian far-right MP's call “for Jews to be registered on lists as...

China's “Great Global Thinkers” for 2012

Samuel Wade from China Digital Times introduced the six Chinese civil society leaders – Chen Guangcheng, Ai Weiwei, Yu Jianrong, Ma Jun, Wang Jisi, Kai-fu Lee – who are listed...

China: Model Sentenced for Posing in a Police Uniform

A model who posted a risque photo of herself in a police uniform was sentenced to 9 months in jail and one-year probation upon court review. Beijing Cream believes that...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Senegal Scam

When the top cop gets duped by an internet scam you don't know if to laugh or cry. Abeni thinks the Police Commissioner “should have done the honourable thing and...

Ukrainian Football Fans Rally in Support of the Pavlichenko Family

Dmytro Pavlichenko and his son Serhiy, fans of FC Dynamo Kyiv, were found guilty of the murder of a Kyiv judge. In the past few months, Ukrainian and European football...

Ecuador Commemorates the International Day Against Gender Violence

Ecuador commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with multiple cultural events. Ecuadorian netizens also reflected on the reality that many women live through in the...

Are Japan's Upcoming Elections Unconstitutional?

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved the lower house of the Japanese parliament on November 16, 2012 and set general elections for December 16, 2012. However, according to a group of...

Deadly Factory Fire in Bangladesh Raises Questions of Worker Exploitation

The recent tragic fire at a clothing factory building in Ashulia, near Bangladesh Capital Dhaka, that killed more than 110 garments workers, has raised many questions. Bangladeshis are expressing their...

Waving Banners “Help Us Please,” Russian Prisoners Revolt

Over the weekend at a prison in Kopeysk, roughly 250 inmates began a protest on the roof of a prison building, waving banners that begged "help us please," while complaining...

Legal Framework in Madagascar Not Adequate for Size of New Gold Mines

Total Bemolanga Watch reports that [fr] awyers in Madagascar estimated that the legal framework of the mining code was not conceived to apply to the shear size of the new gold...

Mumbai Terrorist Executed in India, But Will it Bring Peace?

On November 21, Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba militant and the only terrorist to be captured alive following the 2008 attack on Mumbai, was executed. His hanging rekindled...

Brazil: More Dialogue Needed to Solve the Conflict of the Guarani-Kaiowá

The Youtube account A Luta Guarani released a video interview [pt] with the Guarani-Kaiowá anthropologist Tonico Benites. He comments on the attacks by farmers of the state of Mato Grosso do...

United Russia MPs Object to Online Satire

United Russia MPs threaten to take humorous website to court for libel. The outrage, however, was likely provoked by an internet tabloid.

Saudi Judge: “What applies to the ruler, does not apply to those he rules”

Earlier today, Riyadh Criminal Court held the sixth hearing session of the ongoing trial of the two prominent human rights activists Mohammad Al-Qahtani and Abdullah Al-Hamid. Today's session was solely...

Doubting the Efficiency of EU Funding for Slovakia

The European Commission has unveiled plans for priorities in funding Slovakia during the years of 2014-2020. One of the problems is that the EU money is often used for unnecessary...

China: Re-education through Labour System Under Fire

A number of state-controlled media outlets ran articles criticizing the process of re-education through the labour system. Some netizens are speculating that this may be a sign of impending legal...

Why Vote-Rigging in Ukraine's Elections Shouldn't Go Unpunished

Ukraine’s recent parliamentary elections were marred by allegations of vote-rigging and other forms of corruption. Veronica Khokhlova reveals some of the criticisms leveled by Ukrainian civil society against the elections,...

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