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· September, 2014

Stories about Law from September, 2014

12 September 2014

Oscar Pistorius’ Verdict Ends the Biggest Social Media Event in South African History

According to Data Drive Insights, the trial is the biggest social media event in South Africa's history, producing an estimated 3.5 million tweets since Reeva Steenkamp's murder in February 2013.

How the United States H4 Visa Traps Foreign Workers’ Family Members in a ‘Golden Cage’

H4 visa holders cannot get a job in the US, work remotely for a company back home or even freelance.

11 September 2014

Sri Lanka's Slow LLRC Implementation

Right to Be Forgotten: With Free Expression Under Threat, Europe Needs a ‘Marco Civil Moment’

Advox

In the second installment in our "right to be forgotten" series, Felix Treguer explains how the new EU rules affect corporations like Google -- and their impact on the public.

China's New Regulations on Instant Messaging Tools Explained

9 September 2014

East Timor’s “Repressive” Media Law Declared Unconstitutional

Advox

East Timor journalists and human rights groups scored partial victory when the Court of Appeal ruled that the Press Law passed by parliament last May is unconstitutional.

8 September 2014

‘Anti-Selfie Bill’ Breeds Discontent in the Philippines

Advox

A proposed bill in the Philippines would make it illegal to photograph anyone -- even public officials -- without their permission.

4 September 2014

Domestic Violence Victims in Bermuda No Longer Have a Shelter to Turn to for Help

The safe house shut its doors because it didn't have enough funding to continue. The closure comes at a time when data suggests domestic violence is increasing.

The ‘Nuh Guh Deh’ Campaign Wants to Make Jamaica a Place Where Sexual Abuse of Girls Is Never Okay

Some Jamaicans, especially men, think it's acceptable for girls to be sexually initiated at a young age. The campaign will coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child.

3 September 2014

Murder of Prime Minister's Press Secretary Draws Attention to Rising Crime in the Bahamas

Violent crime in the country has been on the rise. The government, grappling with the problem, has not issued official crime statistics since the middle of last year.

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