· May, 2010

Stories about Law from May, 2010

Jamaica: Bloggers Look at the Lighter Side

  26 May 2010

West Indians have a saying, "If you don't laugh, you'll cry." Certainly, the current wave of violence in Jamaica - is nothing to laugh about. But after days of sobering news, bloggers clearly needed to seek out the amusing aspects of an otherwise untenable situation.

Slovenia, Croatia: More on the Border Dispute

Sleeping With Pengovsky posts The Definitive Guide to the Arbitrage Agreement Between Slovenia and Croatia – Part 1 and Part 2. Borut Peterlin posts this comment: “The border dispute with Croatia is the most important tool for manipulation with voters emotions, so no doubt [Janša, Podobnik and Jelinčič] would do...

Jamaica: Women of Tivoli Gardens

  25 May 2010

“If these women pass on this attitude of craven gratitude and dependence on a don to their children, how will the cycle ever be broken?”: Islandista looks at the role of women in the Jamaica crisis.

Egypt: Parliament Votes to Extend Emergency Law

The Egyptian Parliament decision to extend state-sanctioned emergency rule for another two years garnered international criticism and domestic backlash, as the law gives exclusive right to the Ministry of the Interior to detain suspects without charge, monitor communications and wiretap contact networks, restrict newspaper content and impede political assembly and demonstration. Bloggers react to the development.

Egypt: Crackdown on the Egyptian Da Vinci Code

Dr Youssef Zidane's 2008 Azazeel created a stir, followed by resentment, when it was first published. Today, Dr Zidane is being accused of blasphemy and defaming Christianity and as insulting any of the 'heavenly faiths' is illegal in Egypt, he could face up to five years behind bars. Bloggers react to the development.

Jamaica: State of Emergency

  24 May 2010

Things are starting to unravel in Jamaica, as the drug money link between dons and politicians, starts to get the media attention it deserves. The United States want Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke – the notorious don man of Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston for trafficking drugs and guns. But will the ruling...

Egypt: Workers on Protest Face Security Crackdown

Amonsito textile factory owner Syrian-American Adel Agha fled Egypt in 2007 and responsibility for the factory was assumed by Manpower and Immigration Ministry and Bank Misr. Amonisto workers went on strike and Tabula Gaza blogged how they were kicked out of a parliament session, with six workers “kidnapped” and taken...

Sierra Leone/Liberia: Naomi Campbell boosts Charles Taylor Trial

  22 May 2010

“The people of Sierra Leone should be grateful for Naomi Campbell's eccentrics because she has single-handedly boost the profile of the Taylor trial and now the world's talking.” writes Sweet Sierra Leone following reports that the prosecutor in the trial of Charles Taylor wants to get a subpoena for Naomi...

Kazakhstan: OSCE Visits Jailed Rights Activist

KZBlog reports that an OSCE representative went to see Yevgeniy Zhovtis, a human rights leader in Kazakhstan who was imprisoned for vehicular manslaughter. The chair of the OSCE ordered the press office not to publish the report on the visit on the OSCE website.

Jamaica: Extradition Developments

  22 May 2010

“There is a terse calm across the island, with Jamaicans watching with great interest, the events that are unfolding before our eyes”: Girl With A Purpose is monitoring the situation involving the extradition of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, while Barbados Underground notes that “the political career of Prime Minister Bruce Golding...

Jamaica: Double Cross?

  21 May 2010

“Approving the extradition order for Dudus was the cross… Now we’re waiting to find out what’s the DOUBLE CROSS”: Jamaica and the World reads between the lines.

Jamaica: Logan Act?

  21 May 2010

My View of JamDown from Up So thinks that “it should be clear in the aftermath of the Prime Minister's revelations about the Jamaica Labour Party's retention of a lawyer in the Dudus case that Jamaica needs a Logan Act.”

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