Stories about Law from March, 2016
With an Eye on China, Tibetans Vote for Their Government in Exile
The government chosen by the vote will govern a large community of Tibetans spread across several countries from its headquarters in McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
Moscow Police Banned From Discussing Work Matters on Social Media
VKontakte, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and WhatsApp are now officially off limits to Moscow police officers who want to discuss work-related matters or exchange official law enforcement data.
Chinese Police Tear Families Apart Over Letter That Demanded President's Resignation
An open letter urging China President Xi Jinping to resign has triggered a rash of political persecution against the family members of Chinese dissidents living abroad. Germany-based writer and Deutsche Welle reporter Chang Ping reported on March 27 that police in China burst into his father's birthday celebration and detained...
#JusticeForTonu Goes Viral After Bangladeshi College Student's Rape and Murder
"This issue runs deeper than one isolated incident. It's time we address it #JusticeForTonu."
Russian Censors Target Public Wi-Fi Spots in Crusade Against Blocked Websites
Russian censors are now policing public Wi-Fi in places such as cafes, shopping malls or public libraries, to make sure ISPs are blocking access to websites that are officially banned.
Australia Asked to Stop Stealing Timor-Leste's Oil and Future
Australia is accused of expanding its maritime borders which deprives Timor Leste of its right to own and earn from its oil and gas reserves.
Nepotism Cases Sully Both Sides of the Political Aisle in Trinidad & Tobago
"In 2016, it is long past the time for independent and transparent systems of investigation and accountability."
Indian Migrant Worker Arrested in Saudi Arabia For Denouncing Working Conditions on Facebook
"People stuck...in a country where they are treated worse than dogs, for years in very bad conditions, that's the reality 'necessary' for us to fuel our tanks. Infuriating and depressing."
European Union Signs Controversial Deal to Deport Refugees to Turkey
The EU will turn asylum seekers of all nationalities except Syrian back to Turkey, and accept one Syrian refugee for each refugee turned back.
A Side-by-Side Look at Prison Life in France and Madagascar
The life of prisoners in Madagascar and France.
Is Exposing Corruption Becoming a Crime in Botswana?
Does it matter how journalists get hold of public information to expose corruption?
A Shocking Murder Has Chinese Wondering If Education Does Enough for Students’ Mental Health
"Within the existing education system, only focusing on scores has made students more and more selfish, lacking love and kindness."
Russia Plans to Fine Websites for ‘Propaganda’ of Circumvention Tools
The Kremlin is so worried about internet circumvention tools it now seeks to make mere mentions of them illegal and introduce fines for "propaganda" of ways to access blocked websites.
Europe Negotiates With Turkey to Slam the Door on Refugees
"Europe’s concern goes no further than guarding its external borders and containing people within Turkey – depriving vulnerable people and children fleeing war and persecution from seeking asylum in Europe..."
How a Cyber Heist Ended the Career of Bangladesh's Respected Central Bank Governor
"Dr. Atiur has resigned, that's his bold and honest move. But what happened to nabbing the thieves? How was the server hacked? Who was looking after the cybersecurity?"
Netizen Report: Uganda and Nigeria Seek Stricter Controls for Social Media
Thuggery runs rampant in the MENA region, Chile bans spy balloons and Google gears up to expand implementation of the "Right to Be Forgotten."
Bahrain Arrests Activist Zainab Al Khawaja Along With Her One-Year-Old Baby
"#Bahrain seems to be tightening noose on dissidents, just don’t understand why one-year-old child is arrested."
Chinese Journalists Need a Press Law for Protection
"If there is no law, we take the initiative and can control [media] as we want."
#OccupyTheSquare Protest Wins a Victory Against Moral Policing in Sri Lanka
"It is crazy on how the power of social media, can influence a dozen people to silently protest for human rights."
Civic Law Initiative Propels Fight Against Political Corruption in Mexico
"Asking politicians to solve the problem is like asking a footballer to be the referee at his own match." The 3of3 initiative is the voice of many Mexicans asking for a stronger fight against political corruption.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's Oscar-Winning Film Inspires Pakistan to Confront Honor Killing
"In Pakistan win an Oscar and become everyone's object of hate and be called a traitor. Kill a man and become a national hero"