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· June, 2012

Stories about Law from June, 2012

20 June 2012

Nepal: Justice For Amar Bahadur Bam

Pakistan: Supreme Court Disqualifies Prime Minister

The Pakistani Supreme Court ruled that the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani had been disqualified ever since April 26th, when it gave the final ruling on a contempt case imprisoning...

19 June 2012

Ethiopia: Disconnecting Citizens From the Future

"Well we Ethiopians have never had dragons in our mythology and folklore like Chinese but so far there has been attempt by Ethiopians to bring on dragons to our culture...

Trinidad & Tobago: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse

The case of a 12-year old girl, who recently gave birth to her stepfather's child in Guyana, gets Outlish talking about feminism, education and the everyday reality of women in...

Cuba: Two Protests, Many Arrests

The Ladies in White (Las Damas de Blanco) are again top of mind with Cuban diaspora bloggers. As one of the oldest and most respected opposition entities on the island,...

Jamaica: Windscreen Murder

18 June 2012

Ukraine: President Yanukovych's European Assets

Nicaragua: The Continued Struggle to End Child Labor

It hasn't been easy to try and stop child labor in Nicaragua. While some families are seeing value in getting their children educated and are responding to awareness campaigns, for...

Ukraine: Obstacles to Having a Visa-Free Regime With the EU

17 June 2012

Russia: Interview with Jesse Heath of The Russia Monitor

RuNet Echo

As an American lawyer and Anglophone blogger writing about Russia, Jesse Heath's work is distinct for its detailed focus on technical aspects of Russian law, economics, and politics. Kevin Rothrock...

16 June 2012

Understanding the Violence in Western Myanmar

Dozens dead, more than two thousand houses burned down, and thirty thousand residents have been displaced by the communal violence in Rakhine State, west of Myanmar. Who are responsible for...

15 June 2012

India: The Fact About Two Birthdays For One Person

Russia: Death Threats for Journalists and Forgiveness for Officials

RuNet Echo

A bizarre story involving Russia's top investigator threatening the life of an opposition newspaper's deputy editor, and how everyone reconciled a day later. Kevin Rothrock reports.

Bulgaria: Protests Against Forest Act in Sofia

For two days, June 13 and 14, Bulgaria's capital Sofia was blocked due to the unsanctioned protests against the modification of the vague Forest Act. The third rally is scheduled...

14 June 2012

Cuba: Bloggers say there are more like “Antunez”

Diaspora bloggers still have their attention focused on Cuban dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez (Antunez), who was reportedly beaten and detained following his testimony at a United States Senate sub-committee...

Jamaica: “Dudus” Sentenced

Guyana: Shared Humanity

Bahrain: Plea to Police to Return MacBook Pro

13 June 2012

Poland: Football Fans Clash Ahead of Poland-Russia Game

Over 180 people were detained due to clashes that broke out between rival Russian and Polish football fans in Warsaw on June 12. Anna Gotowska reports.

South Korea: Birth Control Regulation Changes Provoke Debate

The Korean Food and Drug Administration has announced that emergency contraceptives, known as morning-after pills, will become available over the counter. However, non-emergency oral contraceptives have become a prescription drug....