· June, 2014

Stories about Law from June, 2014

Serbian Insurance Company Refuses to Pay Damages to Roma Family

  29 June 2014

Serbian daily Blic reports on a curious case in which Serbian insurance company Takovo Osiguranje has, in writing, refused to pay damages to the widow and children of a car accident victim, based on his ethnicity. Blic journalists and an attorney representing the victim's family claim that the insurance company...

Trinidad & Tobago: Secrets of the CL Financial Bailout?

  26 June 2014

The public is being told that the CL Financial bailout is being resolved, while at the same time the Minister of Finance & the Economy is withholding the fundamental information which any prudent person would need to make a decision. Afra Raymond wonders what is being hidden.

‘A Shift From Surveillance Mode to Elimination Mode’ in China

  25 June 2014

The Chinese government under the leadership of Xi Jinping has been prosecuting citizen right lawyers, activists and dissidents in past months. Prominent Chinese human right lawyer Tien Biao pointed out that the previous “stability maintenance” model of political control has transformed into elimination of dissents.

Barbados: No Love in the Cemetery

  19 June 2014

As a mourner discovers exposed skeletal remains and discarded bits of coffins in a local cemetery, Barbados Free Press laments “the latest indignities to buried friends and relatives”.

Bermuda to Get Public Access to Information Law

  17 June 2014

Premier Dunkley has announced that [the] Public Access to Information law will be operational by April, 2015. That’s 5 years after the law was passed, and 12 years after the topic was first introduced. Vexed Bermoothes thinks better late than never.

Podcast: China's Leftover Women

  17 June 2014

Sinica Podcast invites Leta Hong Fincher, author of “Leftover Women“, a book about the state of women's rights and gender equality in modern China.  The podcast discusses hidden problems and obstacles that Chinese women are facing in society including domestic violence and the “leftover women” issue.  It's worth noting that...

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