Stories about Law from May, 2014
Jamaica: Where the Hashtag Stops
Active Voice shares an eye-opening collection of tweets that offers different perspectives about #bringbackourgirls.
Murder Trial of Slain Protester in Turkey Live-Tweeted
Netizens live-tweeted the proceedings of the hearing into the murder of Gezi Park protester Ali İsmail Korkmaz to draw attention to the case.
Two Activists Arrested During Electoral Crackdown in Algeria
Mohand Kadi and Moez Benncir had the misfortune of sipping a coffee on a terrace at the same time as opposition movement Barakat! staged a demonstration ahead of presidential elections.
Join the #FreeZone9Bloggers Tweetathon on May 14
Join Global Voices bloggers for an Africa-wide tweetathon in support of the nine bloggers and journalists arrested in late April and currently being detained in Ethiopia.
Commuters Don't Love Mozambique's Haphazard ‘My Love’ Trucks
Demand is growing for transport in Maputo, but the local government can't keep up. Enter the so-called "My Love" trucks, open-air vehicles in which passengers travel shoulder to shoulder.
China Detains Human Rights Lawyer After Tiananmen Meeting
This isn't Pu Zhiqiang's first detention. As an outspoken critic of the Chinese government's policies, he is monitored by security forces.
Trinidad & Tobago: An Argument for Gay Rights
One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger, who is also a Director of the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, debates the issue of gay rights with a zealous religious group.
What the Caribbean Should Learn from Dana Seetahal
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog posts the latest developments in the Dana Seetahal murder investigation, while Barbados Underground says that “the news of how she died should be worrying to Caribbean citizens for many reasons.”
It's Not Easy Being Black in Cuba
The worst news for black and mixed-race Cubans is that there are no independent legal institutions that protect them in the face of government neglect. Iván's File Cabinet reports that non-whites are still marginalized in Cuba.
Caribbean Joins Fight to #BringBackOurGirls
If our own children were to go missing we would want the world to come to a standstill and help us find them. We…ask that…you consider why so often women’s bodies become the battlefields upon which wars are fought. This is not a problem that involves a small town in...
Trinidad & Tobago: Good vs. Evil
I had to tell the children that unlike the movies and TV shows Good does not always conquer Evil. However we must not let that stop us from fighting Evil. Continue to fight for Good. TriniMummy tries her best to make sense of attorney Dana Seetahal's death.
Dissecting the Dead in Odessa
Vladimir Golyshev's text on the Odessan tragedy is an excellent representation of pro-Maidan bias, and it's worth reading as a typical case of how Kiev’s allies understand last week's tragedy.
Silence Will Not Solve Trinidad & Tobago's Crime Problem
Trinidad and Tobago is still reeling from news of prominent attorney Dana Seetahal's death, but one blogger thinks the time for impotent outrage has long gone.
Muslims Flee After Separatists Kill 32 in India
Armed Bodo separatists fired indiscriminately at Muslim settlers and torched homes in three different attacks. They were allegedly targeted for their voting choice in the recently concluded elections.
Trinidad and Tobago Stunned at Murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal
Attorney Dana Seetahal was gunned down in Trinidad and Tobago early this morning; police say her death may be linked to her involvement in a high-profile murder case.
Philippine Police Adopts e-Subpoena System
To prevent delay in the resolution of court cases caused by non-attendance of police witnesses, the Philippine government has launched an online-based subpoena system. The process will involve the court and the Philippine National Police (PNP): The Courts, through its court administrator, will send the various subpoenas to particular PNP...
Brunei Implements Sharia Law Despite Worries of Human Rights Violations
Brunei is the first East Asian country to implement the Sharia law at the national level. Many condemned its harsh provisions such as capital punishment for adultery and sodomy.
China's Anti-Pornography Crackdown Nets Much More Than Porn
Fan fiction websites and others that “distorted mainstream values in the society” have been shut down as part of China's “Cleaning the Web 2014” campaign.
The Pissing Tanker is on a Mission to Stop Public Urination in India
Public urination is a problem in India, and efforts to solve the issue haven't had much impact. Enter the Pissing Tanker.
Pakistan: Confessed Serial Killer of Gay Men Used Social Website to Lure Victims
The accused killer said he wanted to send a message about the evils of pedophilia. Some LGBT activists fear he might be hailed as a hero.
Russian Internet on the Way to Pyongyang
Starting on August 1, 2014 all distributors of online content will be required to physically store 6 months worth of user data in Russia.