Stories about Law from January, 2019
Netizen Report: How Venezuela’s political crisis is playing out online
As Venezuelans continue to face internet censorship, Turkmenistan is blocking Google Play, Lebanon is blocking Grindr and Brazil is chipping away at is FOI law.
Sri Lankan tea estate workers take to the streets to demand fair wages
'Companies say they don't have profit, govt says it doesn't have money, ministers make so many promises[...] workers want only Rs. 1000 daily basic wage for the work they do'.
Is Fiji's Online Safety Act a ‘trojan horse’ for online censorship?
"The Act on the surface professes online ‘Safety’, while its vagueness on responsible free speech leaves the act open to being a Trojan horse for online ‘Regulation’ and censorship."
Correspondence between Arundhati Roy and Shahidul Alam shares resilience and hope
"...the tide will turn, and the nameless, faceless people will rise. They will rise against the entire state machinery."
India's Sabarimala row: How women fought against religious patriarchy for the right to pray
Right-wing groups are in an uproar after the Indian Supreme Court allows women of menstruating age to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
Is the Nigerian government gagging the judiciary ahead of presidential elections in February?
"Under Buhari, the press has been silenced. The labour and trade unions, silenced. The civil society organisations, silenced. Public intellectuals, silenced. The judiciary, silenced."
First transgender pride march hopes to shatter stereotypes in Pakistan
The first transgender pride march seeks to change stereotypes and demand rights.
As international factory safety group ordered to leave Bangladesh, garment workers fear return to deadly work conditions
In April 2013, a garments factory collapse at the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh, left 1,134 people dead. The tragedy exposed the lack of safety of Bangladesh's garment industry, the country's biggest employer and leading export business, whose clientele includes huge European and US fashion brands. In its wake,...