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· August, 2013

Stories about Law from August, 2013

31 August 2013

Justice Goes Mobile for Residents of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

A fleet of buses painted in the colors of the Pakistani flag have been converted into traveling courtrooms.

30 August 2013

Don't Be Fooled by His Smile: Yekaterinburg's Evgeny Roizman Is Mad As Hell

RuNet Echo

It seems likely that Russia’s fourth largest city, Yekaterinburg, will soon have as its mayor Evgeny Roizman, one of Russia’s most peculiar public figures.

UNICEF India Sounds the ‘Red Siren’ to #ENDviolence Against Children

While gender-related violence continues to rock India, with rape frequently making the headlines, a new campaign by UNICEF India turns the lenses on increasing sexual violence against children.

29 August 2013

Ghana's Supreme Court Tosses Case Challenging President's Legitimacy

The landmark decision dismissed a lawsuit from the opposition who argued that there were gross and widespread irregularities at more than 10,000 polling stations during presidential elections in December 2012.

Ghana Awaits Judgement in Legal Battle for Presidency

Streets are deserted, shops are closed, markets are empty and some bar owners will not sell alcohol today as the nations anxiously wait for the presidential election petition judgement.

Hong Kong's Civil Disobedience Campaign Seeks Inspiration from Martin Luther King

Democrats in Hong Kong are planning to occupy the city center and struggle for universal suffrage. Martin Luther King's civil disobedience campaign serves as their inspiration.

China's Decision on Cultural Reform

27 August 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: No Action on Dog Control Act

Russia's Political Firebrand: What Makes Navalny Tick?

RuNet EchoAdvox

Russia's best-known political blogger earned his fame fighting corruption in the private sector, but may now face five years' jail time on (possibly trumped-up) embezzlement charges. In the meantime, he's...

China Detains Prominent Online Critic on Prostitution Solicitation Charge

Web users are speculating that the charge against Charles Xue is part of a scheme by authorities to control influential liberals online.

26 August 2013

Mexican Officials Vote to Change Transparency Laws: A Backward Step in the Name of Security?

Mexican officials have passed a reform that allows for the organisational body that guarantees the public’s right to access information to be overruled on national security grounds.

Russian Political Prisoners Ignored by Everyone

RuNet Echo

Twelve men and women currently on trial for their involvement in the May 6, 2012 riots appear to have been largely forgotten.

25 August 2013

Chinese Social Web Shines Spotlight on Illegal Rooftop Structures

Authorities have been slow to do anything about the elaborate and illegal constructions, including one rooftop villa in Beijing that resembles a lush green mountaintop.

24 August 2013

‘No’ to Homosexuality, ‘Yes’ to Child Marriage in Nigeria

A man was beaten for allegedly been gay in Nigeria where lawmakers recently passed a bill to criminalise homosexuality and voted for a clause to legalise child marriage.

Prison Overcrowding in Indonesia

Charges Dropped for South Korean Indicted for Retweeting North Korean Messages

23 August 2013

Special Probe into South Korean Spy Agency's Electioneering Falls Flat

The investigation does not seem to be enough to quell public anger, which continues to grow over the agency's campaign of Internet posts that smeared the opposition.

Navalny's Montenegrin Kryptonite or Russia's Invulnerable Candidate?

RuNet Echo

Information has emerged showing Navalny’s ownership of an active real estate company in Montenegro, established in 2007 and undeclared when he registered as a candidate for Moscow's mayor’s race.

22 August 2013

East Port of Spain: A Pawn in Trinidad & Tobago's Politics?

As violent crime heats up in the eastern end of Trinidad's capital city, two bloggers discuss how the situation is being played by the media, the police and the government.

21 August 2013

Killing of Jamaican Transgender Teen: Not Just Another Murder

Hate crime? Lynching? Or just another murder? Bloggers continue to discuss the killing of Jamaican transgender teen Dwayne Jones, and what it means for the country's homophobic reputation.