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· April, 2020

Stories about Law from April, 2020

Beijing stages crackdowns on Hong Kong’s opposition amid COVID-19 pandemic

Over a span of just five days, the city saw its legislature, judiciary, legal system and civil society come under threat.

Harvey Weinstein’s prison sentence is a reminder of the difficulty of obtaining justice for sexual assault

"How many have been denounced, prosecuted and sentenced?"

Even with a law, São Paulo's municipalities are not fulfilling citizens’ right of access to information

Using Brazil's Law on Access to Information, Agência Mural asked 39 municipalities about their current objectives: Many ignored the requests, and the majority which replied did not send clear data.

Malaysia orders ‘stern action’ against media misreporting government statements on COVID-19

"Resorting to censorship, especially in its extreme form, in a time of crisis reflects the insecurity of the government of the day."

Philippine police dismantle anti-mining barricade amid COVID-19 lockdown

"My heart bleeds for our brave men and women of Didipio who had to suffer and be arrested for expressing their resistance against mining, a great menace to Mother Earth."

Stay-at-home orders accompanied by rise in domestic violence in Trinidad & Tobago

Once the government announced stay-at-home measures for everyone but members of “essential services”, the police service prepared itself for a rise in reports of domestic abuse.

Will the rejection of Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel's murder appeal make him ‘even more of a martyr'?

Exactly six years after Vybz Kartel was given a life sentence for the murder of Clive Williams, Jamaica's Court of Appeal upheld his conviction, but reserved judgment on sentencing.

India's COVID-19 lockdown leaves vulnerable populations to fend for themselves

While the government has guaranteed essential services to be exempt from the lockdown, poorer sections of the population have been left in the lurch even in the capital.

Nigeria’s elite ‘above the law’ as the poor struggle with COVID-19 measures

The majority of Nigeria's poor live by the day in overcrowded and squalid shanties, without running water and modern toilet facilities. They cannot and will not survive a lockdown. 

Guyana: Timeline of an election impasse

The results of Guyana's 2020 general election have now been delayed by a month. Here's a quick look at what has happened over the time period.

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