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· August, 2010

Stories about Law from August, 2010

Hungary: More on Béla Biszku's Case

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Béla Biszku's case (also covered by GV's Marietta Le here and here).

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime & Punishment

“I am listening to the current calls from all sections of society that a resumption of hangings is part of the answer to crime”: suggests that “it is time...

Guyana: Domestic Violence

“Domestic violence has not been stamped out; instead it has grown to staggering proportions”: The Guyana Groove thinks the country needs “a real, feasible solution to this dire situation.”

Hungary: Foreign Media on Orbán's Government

Hungarian Spectrum reviews foreign media coverage of Viktor Orbán's government – here, here, and here.

Russia: Kaliningrad Politics

RFE/RL's The Power Vertical and A Good Treaty (here and here) cover the Kaliningrad governor situation.

Taiwan: Call for legal community to speak out

Lawyer and environmentalist Robin Winkler discusses how Taiwan’s government is gradually eroding  the separation of powers and the rule of law. He calls on those in the legal profession to...

China: Prostitution, Reality, Hypocrisy and Human Lives

What good does punishing women involved in the sex trade do when the gangs, corporations, and clients are left largely untouched?

India: The Security Of Electronic Voting Machines

South Asia Wired reports that Indian computer expert Hari Prasad's research into the potential security risks of electronic voting machines in India resulted in his arrest last weekend.

India: Deadly Journalism

Sans Serif reports that two journalists of an Indian TV channel in Ahmedabad instigated Kalpesh Mistry (29) to set himself on fire to protest his harassment by police so that...

Sri Lanka: Protesting Animal Slaughter

Sri Lanka Animal Protection Association (SLAPA) is protesting the planned slaughter of 500 heads of chicken and goats at the Munneswaram in Kovil today.

Trinidad & Tobago: CoP

Plain Talk weighs in on the controversy surrounding the appointment of a non-national to the position of Commissioner of Police.

Russia: Bloggers Accuse Pro-Kremlin Youth Leader in Minor Abuse

Vasiliy Yakemenko [RUS], a leader of “Nashi” and director of the Federal Youth Agency, has been accused [RUS] by bloggers of having sex with a 17-year-old female activist of the...

China: Fujian Netizen, Fan Yanqiong, Released from Prison

The last of the Fujian 3 netizens still in prison, Fan Yanqiong, was quietly released today on medical parole with nearly a year remaining on her sentence. Watch He Yang's...

Hong Kong and the Philippines: The uncovered truth of the 823 tragedy

A Filipino Chinese who grows up in Hong Kong wrote a post about the 823 tragedy in which 8 hostages were killed by a gunman. The writer believes that the...

Pakistan: Muslim Women And Non-Muslim Men

Wajahat Ali at GoatMilk started a debate whether “Muslim women should be able to marry non-Muslim men” and the post drew a lot of comments.

Lebanon: Giving Palestinian Refugees the Right to Work

Lebanon is home to over 400,000 Palestinian refugees, who are not allowed to own property, cannot access the health care system, and need a special permit to leave their refugee...

Trinidad & Tobago: Unique Deal

Afra Raymond says that comparing the CL Financial bailout to the US situation is “nothing less than public mischief”: “The only resemblance to the US bailout is in name only....

Jamaica: Policing Style

Jamaica Salt says the kill-or-be-killed approach to controlling crime is ineffective: “When things are tough it’s hard not to look at possible solutions like this. But this has been a...

China: Death Sentence Given To Ex-Police Internet Supervisory Department Head

ESWN translated a local news about the death penalty given to Yu Bing, an ex-police Internet supervisory department head, who received four bribes totally more than 10 million yuan during...

China: Riot police beat up Henan football fans

China Hush has collected online video and photo materials on the riot police action against Henan football fans on 18 of August.

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