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· October, 2009

Stories about Law from October, 2009

Ukraine: Interview With A Drug Addict

David Sasaki shares thoughts on “engaging, not exoticizing human rights” and posts a video interview with Pavel Kutsev, a self-described “average drug addict” and “the co-founder of Drop-In Center, a...

Hungary: 1956

Hungarian Spectrum writes about an online collection of testimony (HUN) on the events of 1956, which “helped the western powers understand the Hungarian situation, not just events that occurred during...

Hungary: Dual Citizenship

Hungarian Spectrum writes about “a recurrent theme in Hungarian politics”: dual citizenship.

Hungary: Update on ‘Nap-Kelte’ Talk Show

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the situation around the Nap-kelte political talk show – and is “trying to make sense of Hungarian legal thinking.”

Reunion: Creole becomes second official language

In the midst of the International Creole Month, Guadeloupean blogger CaribCreoleOne discusses [Fr] the now official use of Creole language alongside French in all the administrative procedures and places, in...

Bangladesh: Sidewalk Bookseller World And Best Sellers

Ulysses at Back To Bangladesh wonders how the sidewalk booksellers in Dhaka streets, who sell cheap bootleg bestsellers during traffic jam, pick up which books to sell. The blogger asks:...

Thailand: New law on rallies

The Cabinet of Thailand is proposing a new bill that would govern the conduct of public assemblies and rallies in the country.

Bahamas: Homosexual Rights

Catch a fire and Wishful Thinking discuss homosexuality in the Bahamas.

Haiti, D.R.: Escalating Tensions

Repeating Islands reports on the murder of four Haitians in the Dominican Republic.

Czech Republic: Lisbon before court

The Reference Frame writes about the EU Lisbon Treaty being addressed by the Czech Constitutional Court to review its accordance with national legislation.

Bangladesh: Doctors Need To Be Disciplined

Syed ABM Ashrafuzzaman thinks that in Bangladesh the existing laws relating to medical profession are anti people. The blogger urges that the doctors need to be disciplined by banning all...

Bermuda: PATI Problems

Vexed Bermoothes says that Bermuda's draft freedom of information law “is a rather opaque transparency law. It also misses a singular opportunity to protect whistleblowers…”

Peru: The Abortion Debate

The abortion debate in Peru has reemerged due to a bill that has been approved in the Special Committee of the Penal Code in the Peruvian Congress, which would decriminalize...

Colombia: Solidarity With Hiperbarrio After Library Robbery

After a robbery of the La Loma Library in Medellín, Colombia, the home of the Hiperbarrio citizen media project, an outpouring of support and solidarity was sent from around the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Trini To The Bone?

“Every day that I go through the news I become more convinced that I want to quit the ‘I am a Trini’ club and head off to somewhere else”: Coffeewallah...

Haiti: No Justice?

As an ex-priest is extradited to Canada to face charges of sexual abuse of minors in Haiti, The Haitian Blogger says: “The international community has evidently concluded that there is...

China: A foreigner’s life in a Beijing jail

A foreign man who spent the last seven months in the Beijing No. 1 Detention Center sent DANWEI a detailed account of his daily life in Jail.

Russia: Soviet Legacy and Street Names

A few weeks ago, it seemed as if every single Russian blogger took the time to write something about the re-naming of Anti-Soviet Shish Kebab Restaurant in Moscow, a dissident...

Puerto Rico: Crime Solution?

If the majority of Puerto Rico's crime comes from the island's reputation as a drug smuggling transshipment point, Dondequiera suggests having “the travel and shipping authorities change Puerto Rico to...

Russia: Stalin's Grandson vs Novaya Gazeta

Foreign Policy's Passport reports on a lawsuit brought against Novaya Gazeta by Josef Stalin's grandson, Yevgeny Dzhugashvili.

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