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· October, 2009

Stories about Law from October, 2009

Colombian film on petty theft wins National Documentary Award

Russia: Polina Zherebtsova's 1999 Chechen Diary

Inheritance tax and children in limbo: adoption in Japan.

Adoption in Japan is a statistically under-represented, multi-dimensional issue. Young families seeking children, inheritance tax-evading grandchild adoptions, conservative opposition to confusing family blood-lines, and loosely regulated groups illegally netting profit...

USA: Interracial couple denied marriage license

Last week, in Hammond, Louisiana, a couple applied for a marriage license and were refused on the basis of their different races. The justice of the peace claimed that "interracial...

Russia: More on the Recent Election

Ukraine: Child Rape and Politics

Saudi Arabia: Where Plagiarism is a Crime

Saudi bloggers are rallying to the support of a fellow blogger who claims that a newspaper had lifted photographs and copy from his blog without permission.

Paraguay: The Kidnapping of Cattle Rancher

Maldives: Abolish Capital Punishment?

Uganda: Bloggers discuss anti-gay bill

A Ugandan bill that would make homosexuality officially illegal and punishable with death sentence or life in prison has been tabled in parliament and now only awaits president Yoweri Museveni's...

Trinidad & Tobago: Who's to Blame?

Trinidad & Tobago: Open Content

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Yes or No

Jamaica: Change Takes Time

China: Fisherman buys newspaper Ad to thank government

United Kingdom: ‘Super injunction’ lifted on Côte d'Ivoire waste dumping report

Trafigura, the British oil trader, has finally released The Guardian newspaper from a secret injunction preventing it from reporting the so-called Minton Report, after an extraordinary week of online activity.

Russia: Election Fraud and Blogging

Reports of vote-rigging in the local elections, which took place in 75 of Russia’s 83 regions on Oct. 11, spurred protests by citizens and politicians in Moscow - and quite...

Argentina: The Approval of a New Media Law

The Argentinean Senate approved a new law of audiovisual media, which establishes a new series of rules for the regulation of open signal, cable, and satellite television and radio.

Trinidad & Tobago: Poor Coverage

Bahamas: Fed Up With Crime

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