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· December, 2015

Stories about Law from December, 2015

9 December 2015

Ecuadorean Political Leader Who Criticized Government Nepotism on Twitter Gets 15 Days in Prison

Advox

A few tweets about an alleged case of nepotism in Ecuador's Government earned Sebastian Cevallos a sentence of 15 days in jail.

8 December 2015

New Draft Law Enables Russia to Ignore International Human Rights Decisions

RuNet Echo

A recently passed draft law could allow the Russian Constitutional Court to review any international human rights decision against Russia, allowing the Kremlin to shirk international human rights obligations.

7 December 2015

Trinidad & Tobago Faces Economic Recession — But Who's to Blame?

"This recession did not creep up on us like the proverbial thief in the night. It was long in the making."

5 December 2015

New Appointments to the Polish Constitutional Tribunal May Be Unconstitutional

People have been protesting and discussing a recent set of acts passed by Polish parliament, some claiming it is a true threat to democracy in the country.

2 December 2015

Saudi Arabia Sentences Poet to Death and Threatens to Sue Critics of Penal System

Advox

The sentence was criticised far and wide with many taking to social media, comparing Saudi Arabia's penal code and punishments to that executed by ISIS.

1 December 2015

Russia Sees Its First Real Prison Sentence for ‘Promoting Extremism’ on Social Media

RuNet EchoAdvox

A Russian court has handed out a real prison term to a user charged with "propaganda of extremism on social media," sentencing him to one year in a penal colony.

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