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· July, 2007

Stories about Law from July, 2007

Bahamas: Is Crime Learned or Innate?

“I'm convinced the Parliamentarians let their colleagues pass just in case they need the favour returned should they be tempted to put their hand in the proverbial cookie jar. Could...

China: Wrong Chicken in the death penalty

Will comments that the death penalty of former head of the State Food and Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, is a killing of “wrong chicken” that may fail the purpose of...

“Following the release of the ‘Benghazi Six,’ Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov has pardoned and released them. He’s also granted citizenship to the Palestinian among them,” reports Elijah Zarwan from Egypt.

India: Terrorism, media and bias

Greatbong, in a post titled “Miscarriages of Justice” on treatment of the Haneef case by the Australian government and the Indian media.

Jamaica: Election Violence?

As Jamaica's elections draw closer, an atypical newscast gives CityGirl hope “that the supposedly uneducated are finally wising up, no longer willing to sit idly by while the politicians use...

Jamaica: Corruption

A poem by Ricardo Paulwell at The Inmate Diaries compares corruption to “an open grave”.

Jamaica: Election Non-Issues

Jamaica and the World identifies what she thinks are “4 biggest non-debates in the lead-up to the election in Jamaica”.

Arabeyes: Online Democracy, Water Conservation and Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood Activists

This week's Arabic translation has good and bad news. On the good side is a pioneering scheme by Jordan to publish draft laws online and give people the chance to...

Hungary: Museums, Toilets, and Domestic Products

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about free toilets and museum admission fees, and about the Hungarian domestic products market.

Nigeria: Two Heroic Nigerian Cops; Borderless Office

This week’s blog round-up begans from Nigeria, where Yomi shares a rare story of two brave Nigerian policemen who braved the odds to fight-back about 30 well-armed bank robbers with...

“Welcome to Japan”? Kurdish refugee family leaves for Canada

Few people, including Japanese themselves, are aware of the dismal record of Japan's treatment of refugees, particularly its treatment of Kurdish refugees. After struggling for many years to make a...

Czech Rebublic: Same-Sex Partnerships

Belatedly, a link to the post on the first anniversary of legalization of same-sex partnerships in the Czech Republic – at NvB: Bored in Brno?: “[…] 346 same-sex couples were...

Czech Rebublic: Surgical Castration

NvB: Bored in Brno? writes on surgical castration used to treat sex offenders – something that looks like “population engineering and thinly veiled eugenics” – and on the attitudes toward...

Israel: Harry Potter does not observe the Sabbath?

The synchronized worldwide launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, fell at 2:01 a.m. local time in Israel, during the Jewish Sabbath, when Israeli law requires most businesses to...

China: Dispossessed farmers beaten

The local government wants to build a new administration tower, 240 farmers in Jiangxi province claim, but they don't even have enough to pay us back for the land it...

Russia: Complications of Residence Permit System

White Sun of the Desert reflects upon the complications of the Russian residence permit system.

Iran: Man is stoned after 11 years in prison

Jafar Kiani was stoned to death in Takestan in the province of Qazvin on 5 July, after serving an 11-year prison term. His crime was adultery. His partner, Mokarameh Ebrahimi,...

Egypt's Torture Kit

D.B. Shobrawy, from Egypt, introduces us to Egypt's torture kit.

Macau: Macau University of Science and Technology

Onemanbandwidth blogged about the public complaints about the management, false promise in marketing and corruption of the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST).

Moldova: Problems With Rule of Law

Law in Moldova summarises the findings of a recent report on the rule of law in Moldova.

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