Stories about Law from February, 2017
A crowd of more than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong this week to protest a prison sentence handed down to seven police officers convicted of assaulting a protester.
Almost six years after the regime's ousting, and despite having a constitution that grants all citizens the right to privacy, Tunisia's privacy law still do not meet international standards.
Hong Kong Police and Pro-Beijing Groups Protest After Court Convicts Officers of Assaulting Activist
"Police misconduct is not frightening as these are single cases. What's frightening is police wrongdoing can be justified by politics."
Why does Twitter comply with Kremlin requests to censor Tweets inside Russia? It's complicated.
Thousands Joined ‘Walk for Life’ to Protest Extrajudicial Killings and Revival of Death Penalty in the Philippines
"If the response to violence is also violence, we double the violence. We should match it with non-violence."
Authorities have less than a week to respond to a request that top officials and social media users alike are arguing is unreasonable.
"[The decreasing number of men] exacerbates the problem and negatively affects young women and families, given the social norms that stigmatize unmarried women, divorcees, or even widows."
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
"...a small fraction of all the corruption there is in our rotten prison system."
By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."
The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.
"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"
Alarm about another crackdown on Russian media spread quickly—and briefly—yesterday, when news broke that the state media censor had warned radio station Ekho Moskvy that it could be shut down.
"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."
Knopkodavstvo, or button pushing, as the tactic is known, has plagued voting in Ukraine's parliament for years.
In airports and law offices around the United States, legal advocates and grassroots activists have found common ground in the fight against President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration.
"There are women that are being killed without doing anything wrong, and people are using this law to justify the killing these women."
"It seems more useful to crack down on underground banks and illegal channels than to just control ordinary people’s money."
"As per our usual culture. Let's victim-blame, right? She should've chose[n] better? How about he should've been brought up better?"
"I want a different kind of Jamaica for women and girls. And I hope the #TambourineArmy will create that different Jamaica that is needed."
The two men were sentenced to five years in prison by a Sloviansk city court for threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine.