· November, 2006

Stories about Law from November, 2006

Malaysia: Fake Degrees

  21 November 2006

Kian Ming at Educationmalaysia blog is concerned about the problem of fake university degrees in Malaysia.

Pakistan: Blog-o-success

  21 November 2006

As part of my extremely philanthropic nature, (which not only parallels but also surpasses the likes of George Soros, Warran Buffet and Bill Gates some say) I have decided to share with you a colossal secret, hidden for years by the high order of the Cyber Templar. Risking life and...

  20 November 2006

In the United Arab Emirates, police first arrest men accused of sexual harrassment and then start questioning them, writes Lou Lou in her blog Renderings of Me. There is zero tolerance for any type of sexual harrassment in UAE which is something that deserves respect, she adds.

Barbados: Ruling party nominates opposition for a Piggy award

  20 November 2006

Barbados’ ruling political party seems to be taking blogging quite seriously. The Barbados Labour Party has posted documents on its blog to further support its nomination of opposition party member David Thompson for the “Piggies at the Trough” awards. According to the Barbados Free Press blog, which inaugurated the award,...

Haiti: Do Officials Care about Insecurity?

  20 November 2006

Pointing to a Haitian news story about a schoolgirl who was recently kidnapped and shot despite her mother's delivery of $4,000 out of a $30,000 ransom, JoJo at Collectif Haiti de Provence writes (Fr): “Who will have the courage to ask public officials to describe in detail the nature of...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

  19 November 2006

For a small constitutional monarchy, with a population of about 700,000, Bahrain's blogosphere is sure never short of new topics for discussion and debate. This week's new topics include the arrest of two activists, a rally to push authorities to probe what is now commonly referred to in Bahrain as...

South Asia: Tasers and students in UCLA

  18 November 2006

An Iranian-American student at UCLA was repeatedly shot with a taser for passively resisting arrest. Sepia Mutiny has more – with a video shot by an eye-witness, who uploaded it to YouTube. (note – not graphic, but the audio has the student screaming with pain.)

USA: Video-sharing places L.A.'s police in the spotlight

  17 November 2006

Hop over to Technorati right now and you'll see that six out of the top fifteen videos being linked to by bloggers show the same incident – University of California police officers using a taser gun on an Iranian-American student, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, in the Powell Library at UCLA (University of...

South Korea: labour movement history

  16 November 2006

Jamie at interlocals.net has written an article on the recent massive labour strike with a video explaining the labour condition of South Korea from the labour union perspective in the past 10 years.

India: Gender Bias in the Domestic Violence Law

  16 November 2006

The Greatbong points to the gender bias in the new Law dealing with domestic violence. The law appears to assume that all victims are female and all perpetrators are male. “That is, I presume (and I am no legal expert) that the gender of the victim and the perpetrator of...

Pakistan: The politics of Women Rights Bill

  16 November 2006

All Things Pakistan looks at the controversy surrounding the politics of the Women Rights Bill which would drastically change the rape laws in the country. However, the post cautions “It is clear that the major proponents of change in laws believe that too many political compromises have been made by...

Pakistan: Hudood Ordinance, Rape Laws and Extremism

  16 November 2006

jamalsadik.com on the Hudood Ordinance – the rape law that antagonized rape victims, and the repealing of this act in Pakistan. “Well it only took them about 30 years, but the Pakistani Government finally had enough with this nonsense. Perhaps Musharraf was getting embarrassed when it would come up over...

China: Prostitution exemptions

  15 November 2006

DANWEI studies the “Rules for handling re-education cases for Liaoning Provice security organizations” and outlines the 14 classes of individuals will not be given re-education for their involvement in prostitution.

China: Touchy topics

  15 November 2006

BBS forums used to be the venue of choice to make oneself seen and heard in the Chinese blogsphere, until blogs came along and most of the biggest and best BBS names took their reputations and readers and set up their own spaces. While BBSes, some in blog+BBS hybrid form,...

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