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· April, 2014

Stories about Law from April, 2014

Kyrgyz Parliament Considers Anti-Gay Law

Army Drafters “Do Not Give a Damn About the President” in Tajikistan

When Will Impunity End for Slave Traders in Mauritania ?

Does the Caribbean Sanction Violence against Children?

A blog that discusses issues of violence, sexual assault and child abuse is infuriated at Caribbean governments' response to recent allegations of child exploitation in some state institutions.

The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.

Protesting in Venezuela Will Require Authorization

From Igor Sechin to Dick Cheney: the End of Russia's Zuckerberg

In February, Vkontakte's CEO joked in public that nothing would reverse Facebook’s “slow death.” What’s died instead, it seems, is Durov’s opposition to the world’s largest social network.

LiveJournal Fights Coming Censorship, But Don't Tell Anyone

Some RuNet giants are already fighting back against coming law that may be used to censor opposition bloggers.

Video of Mother Hitting Daughter With Belt Goes Viral in Trinidad & Tobago

A video depicting a mother's punitive idea of discipline has gone viral in Trinidad and Tobago, after it was posted on Facebook to supposedly teach the child a lesson.

Brazil Scores Before “the Internet World Cup” Begins: Marco Civil Approved by the Senate

#EPNvsInternet: Mass Campaign against Mexican Communications Bill

A joint mass action between civil organizations and activist is pushing to revert the Telecommunications Bill proposal sent by president Enrique Peña Nieto for Congress' approval.

Peru: Blog Site for Women Claims Unethical Use of Web Domain

Bad News & Worse News for Russian Internet Users

A Russian initiative to expand regulation over bloggers is still just a bill in the legislature, but it’s already harming the country's Internet freedom.

Censorship by Litigation in Russia?

Earlier this month, VKontakte minority shareholder United Capital Partners (UCP), filed a complaint against Durov for breach of VKontakte fiduciary duty for creating the secure messenger Telegram.

Southern Russia's Road Warriors

North Ossetians display a readiness for civil disobedience that has many asking about their willingness to take to the streets (or highways, as it were), when faced with injustice.

Germany's Migration Commissioner Throws Her Support Behind Migrant Voting Rights in Municipal Elections

In Germany, however, foreigners from the EU can take part in municipal elections; only non-EU citizens are excluded.

Chinese Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Lanzhou Water Pollution

Tap water in Lanzhou was found to have benzene levels 20 times the national safety limit.

Facebook Post Spells Legal Trouble for Russian Charity

Romanenko reported that no less than the governor of Vologodsk had filed a complaint against him with the local prosecutor's office because of the jocular post.

Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship.

Baidu Censors New Citizens Movement Website

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