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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
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

Disability Rights Group Seeks New Law (April 28, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On April 21, 2014, Fajri Nursyamsi, a researcher at Indonesia's Legal and Policy Studies Center and ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Treaties and International Agreements/Human Rights; United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2006
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

Amendments to Law on Nonprofit Organizations Proposed (February 04, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

The Government of Croatia proposed a draft Law on Financial Operations and Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Nongovernmental organizations; Nonprofit corporations
Jurisdiction: Croatia

President Approves Anti-Protest Law (December 19, 2013) by George Sadek

On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Protest and dissent
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Antwerp Attorney-General Calls for Comprehensive DNA Database (December 05, 2013) by Nicolas Boring

Yves Liégeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-général) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Criminal procedure; Evidence; Right of privacy
Jurisdiction: Belgium

Court of Protection Grants Vasectomy for Man with Learning Disabilities (August 21, 2013) by Clare Feikert-Ahalt

In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Family planning and birth control
Jurisdiction: England and Wales

New Accessibility Regulations Passed (October 03, 2012) by Laney Zhang

China's new Regulations on Construction of a Barrier-Free Environment, which came into effect on August 1, ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Building construction
Jurisdiction: China

Ratification of Disabilities Convention (February 27, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin

On January 26, 2012, the Bulgarian National Assembly unanimously ratified the United Nations Convention on the ...

Topic: Treaties and international agreements/human rights; Civil rights and liberties
Jurisdiction: Bulgaria

Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (January 20, 2011) by Nicole Atwill

The European Union recently announced its ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of ...

Topic: Treaties and international agreements/human rights; Civil rights and liberties
Jurisdiction: European Union

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Last updated: March 09, 2015