Stories about Law from August, 2006
Antigua & Barbuda: Property tax
Claudia Ruth Francis considers a new property tax imposed by the government and its impact on locals in Antigua and Barbuda.
China: unhealthy digital broadcast?
Official Xinhua news finally confirmed about the new regulation on digital broadcast. Two cold in bullog questions about the definition of “unhealthy” digital broadcast in the new regulation: “I need to know, according to which regulation I am unhealthy. So that in case I lost in the court case, the...
Peru: Ollanta Humala formally charged in ‘Madre Mia’ case
Living in Peru writes that Ollanta Humala has been formally charged in the forced disappearance and homicide of spouses Avila Rivera and Benigno Sullca Castro on June 17, 1992 in Pucayacu, ten minutes away from Madre Mia. Maxwell A. Cameron has posted the entre article in Spanish.
Ukraine: Small-Town Justice
Petro of Petro's Jotter retells a true story of the complex ways in which justice is made in small-town Ukraine.
Belarus: Minus One Party, Possibly
BM of TOL's Belarus Blog writes about what appears to be the imminent shutdown of the country's Communist Party.
Cameroon: No to French Monuments in Africa
Le Pangolin posts (Fr) an interview of Mboua Massock, a Cameroonian arrested for protesting the presence in Cameroon of monuments to French colonial personalities. Mr. Massock, who recently appeared in front of a preliminary tribunal to answer to charges of degradation of public property says: “France installed the statue of...
Haiti: Deportees to Be Gradually Reinserted
Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a (Fr) Radio Metropole article stating: “The Interior Ministry adopted new measures to better manage the case of Haitians deported [from America] (…) ‘Deportees who have served their prison sentence will not be freed upon arrival in Haiti. They will be kept in a...
Russia: Chechen Lawyer Beaten by Chechen Policeman
David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates a Prague Watchdog article about “force without justice”: “'Thereupon [the police station’s acting head], insulting both the lawyer and his client in language that can’t be quoted, leapt up from his seat and punched [the lawyer] in the face, after which...
Colombia: Launch of Creative Commons
Ariel Vercelli (ES) and project lead, Carolina Botero (ES) both announce the official launch of Creative Commons licenses in Colombia on August 22. Entrance is free and a live webcast will be available on RadioFantasmas (ES). Botero and Jaime Rojas have also posted a complete introduction and announcement in English...
China: SARFT and farts, castrations feigned and intended: let the spoofing begin!
In a recent edition of MindMeters columnist Fang Jun's Marriagement column entitled Love in the Internet Age [zh] is a spoiler of the recently-released Hollywood movie Hard Candy: 危险的水果硬糖 Dangerous Fruit Hard Candy 《Hard Candy》是我看的第一部与网络密切相关的电影。中文翻译为《水果硬糖》，其实“Hard candy”是网络俚语，指未成年少女。 Hard Candy is the first movie I've seen that deals with internet intimacy. It's...
Trinidad & Tobago: CSME politics
Jamaican Francis Wade is disturbed at the Trinidad and Tobago opposition leader's efforts to politicise the Caricom Single Market and Economy and tries to discern the thinking behind it.
Bermuda: GPS ruling
Sean reports that taxi drivers in Bermuda are up in arms over a new ruling requiring them to install GPS units in their vehicles.
Hungary, Poland: Crime Roundup
Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the deportation of ex-con Gabor Magosztovics (aka Joe Dinardo, aka Ironman “during his heavyweight boxing career”) from Canada to Hungary. The beatroot writes about Scottish teenagers being punished for attacks on Polish immigrants with a trip to Poland. Our Man in Gdansk...
Balkans: Serbian Propaganda
In an emotionally charged post about Serbian propaganda, Srebrenica Genocide Blog quotes from the ICTY testimony of his former high school teacher, Dragan Lukac, a Bosnian Croat concentration camp survivor.
Belarus: Prohibition Looming
BM of TOL's Belarus Blog is shocked: Belarusians may soon have to drink juice, not beer or vodka, outside; underage drinking may become impossible; stores may be forced to stop selling alcohol after 10 PM. “Regime begins to limit people’s freedom in more and more ways, not only freedom of...
Cambodia: Cheating in the Exams
Vutha in Cambodia looks at the leaking of high school examination papers in Cambodia.
Puerto Rico: Creative Commons PR
Eugenio Martínez Rodríguez receives an invitation to a meeting to discuss the establishment of Creative Commons Puerto Rico.
Russia: “The Presidential Panic”
Ruminations on Russia writes about post-Putin “transition risk” and explains what's in store for those willing to make business in Russia.
Czech Republic: Fidel Castro's Diploma
Lemuel of Deleted by Tomorrow writes about Fidel Castro's honorary doctorate from a Czech university.
China: dating via internet
One Man Band Width talks about his friend who travelled to China to date with a girl he encountered via internet.
China: the benefit of piracy
Danwei posts the an article, Necessary Evil? Piracy offers Chinese an unprecedented window to the Western world, by Kaiser Kuo. Kuo is a co-founded China's first heavy metal band, Tang Dynasty, in 1989.