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Proposal to Resurrect Law Against Insulting President (August 14, 2015) by Constance Johnson

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has recently proposed reviving a provision that criminalizes insulting the president. ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Executive powers; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

Journalist on Trial (August 13, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On August 7, 2015, the case of Khadija Ismayilova, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Freedom of the press
Jurisdiction: Azerbaijan

Tightening of Regulation on Meetings and Demonstrations (August 07, 2015) by Wendy Zeldin

On August 5, 2015, amendments to the Regulation on Implementation of the Law on Meetings and ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; National security
Jurisdiction: Turkey

Gender Recognition Bill Passed (July 31, 2015) by Luis Acosta

On July 15, 2015, the Gender Recognition Bill 2014 was passed by the Oireachtas (Irish legislature). ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Discrimination; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Pakistani Canadian Pilot in Discrimination Case (July 30, 2015) by Tariq Ahmad

On July 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the appeal of a Pakistani ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Discrimination; Human rights and civil liberties; Racial and ethnic relations
Jurisdiction: Canada

Ontario Court Upholds Decision to Deny Accreditation to Proposed Law School (July 10, 2015) by Tariq Ahmad

On July 2, 2015, the Divisional Court of Ontario upheld the legality of a vote ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Education; Legal training; LGBT rights
Jurisdiction: Canada

State of Emergency Declared (July 08, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On July 4, 2015, following the June 26 terrorist attack in Tunisia's beach resort city of ...

Topic: Civil disturbances; Civil rights and liberties; Executive powers; National security; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Tunisia

National Council of Justice Sets Quota for Blacks (June 15, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

The Brazilian National Council of Justice issued a resolution on June 9, 2015, that establishes that ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Judiciary; Legislative powers; Minority rights; Racial and ethnic relations
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Alimony Now Permitted for Gay Couples (March 09, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On March 3, 2015, the Brazilian Superior Tribunal of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça, STJ) unanimously ...

Topic: Civil law; Civil rights and liberties; Families ; Judiciary; LGBT rights; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Constitutional Amendment to Extend Jurisdiction of Superior Courts to Tribal Areas (March 03, 2015) by Tariq Ahmad

On February 20, 2015, Pakistan's Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice approved a constitutional amendment ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Constitution; Judiciary; Jurisdiction; State and local government; Territories and protectorates
Jurisdiction: Pakistan

Security Laws (Amendment) Bill Enacted (December 30, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

On December 19, 2014, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Legislative bodies; National security
Jurisdiction: Kenya

Lustration of Government Officials Started (October 29, 2014) by Peter Roudik

On October 9, 2014, the President of Ukraine signed the "Law on Cleansing of the Authorities," ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Government ethics and transparency; Officials and employees
Jurisdiction: Ukraine

Human Rights Experts Again Urge Sedition Law Abolition (October 15, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On October 8, 2014, a group of experts associated with the United Nations Human Rights Council ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Freedom of speech; International organizations
Jurisdiction: Malaysia

Draft Law Regulating the Relationship Between Employees and Employers During Strikes (October 08, 2014) by George Sadek

On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Labor; Labor-management relations
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Foreign Fighters Bill Introduced in Parliament (September 30, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan

On September 24, 2014, the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Australia

Legislators Considering New Law to Fight Terrorism (September 30, 2014) by Nicolas Boring

French legislators are currently considering a proposed new law to reinforce the legal arsenal against terrorism. ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: France

Presidential Decree Enhances Punishments Against Legal Persons and Individuals Receiving Foreign Funding (September 26, 2014) by George Sadek

On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Human rights and civil liberties
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Control over Foreign Movies and TV Shows on Online Video Sites Tightened (September 22, 2014) by Laney Zhang

China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) recently issued a circular on ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Communications; Internet; Television and Film
Jurisdiction: China

Prohibition of Age-Based Discrimination in Public Places and in Provision of Products and Services (July 15, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Discrimination; Health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Parliament to Criminalize Use of Wrong Title to Address Top Government Officials (May 09, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Officials and employees
Jurisdiction: Kenya

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Last updated: August 14, 2015