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Muslim Brotherhood
Human Rights

Spain: Woman could face huge 'gag law' fine for police photo

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police are looking to apply a much-criticized new Public Security Law — known as the "gag law" — to heavily fine a woman who posted a photograph on social media of a police car parked in a disabled parking space, along with critical remarks.<p>Police have filed a complaint with …

TripAdvisor avoids US$550,000 fine over fake reviews on site

Tripadvisor has narrowly escapes being fined in an Italian court over fake reviews. — Website screengrabMILAN, July 14 — An Italian court overturned …

Hospitality
Surveillance
Surveillance

India's Muslim women fight to end triple talaq law that yields instant divorce

In India, Muslim women’s lives are being ruined because men can end marriages simply by saying ‘talaq’ three times – even on social media<p>Every time Nishat Hussain gets into a fight with religious leaders about women’s rights under Islam, she hits the same wall. They say the rules governing women …

India

New York judge rules for banking industry in suit over NYC transparency law

A New York federal judge has delivered a victory for the banking industry in a lawsuit that overturned a city law intended to promote transparency by …

Calif. governor signs bill removing 'alien' from law

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he signed a bill to remove the term "alien" from the California labor code to describe foreign-born workers.<p>Brown signed SB432 by Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia. The new law takes effect next year. Mendoza said removing the term "alien" was an important step …

Jerry Brown
Human Rights

Kosovo passes law on war crimes court that will try ethnic Albanian wartime leaders

Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court.<p>The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian guerrillas for the alleged killing of civilian detainees, most of them Serbs …

Wildlife
Judiciary

Cecil The Lion Case Charts New Territory For US Wildlife Law

A 115-year-old U.S. law aimed at preventing unlawful animal trafficking may be difficult to enforce in the case of an American hunter who killed a …

Russia

New Trans-Pacific Partnership Leak Means ‘Significant Overhaul’ for Canadian Law

The latest TPP leak covers everything from new criminal sanctions to website blocking.<p>A full draft of the copyright chapter of the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, leaked on Wednesday morning, suggests that Canada will have to significantly change its laws to stay in line with the …

Privacy
Right To Vote

Federal Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law a Violation of Voting Rights Act - Rewire

In a limited victory for proponents of voting rights in Texas, a three-judge panel on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that …

New law bans kids from riding motorcycles

MANILA - Children are now barred from riding motorcycles along national and provincial highways.<p>President Aquino has signed into law Republic Act …

Hamas Death Penalty: Alleged Israeli Spy Sentenced In Gaza Under Palestinian Law To Death By Hanging

A Hamas military court in the Gaza strip has sentenced a Palestinian man to death after he was found guilty of collaborating with Israel. The accused …

'Nobody is above the law': 4 officers arrested after abuse allegations at children's boot camp

Officials pitched the Leadership Empowerment Discipline boot camp in San Luis Obispo as a retreat run by police officers and military personnel that is "known to transform destructive behavior in at-risk youth."<p>Children who attend learn about communications, character, leadership and discipline.<p>But …

Kremlin condemns Westminster for expelling diplomats, violating international law

Russia has issued a scathing attack on Westminster for attempting to “wreck the international order” by quietly expelling four Russian diplomats from the UK following a subtle shift in the government’s visa policy.<p>The Russian diplomats have been forced to return to Moscow, with no immediate …

On the Law of the Jungle

On the first of July, 2015 a Minnesotan dentist shot a Zimbabwean lion, for sport. This leisurely activity involved the acquisition of a carcass, a bow and arrow, a hunting gun, and a $50,000 salaried Zimbabwean guide. A few weeks later and a little further south, an Idaho accountant posed over a …

Idaho ag-gag law: U.S. Judge B. Lynn Winmill rules controversial law protecting farms is unconstitutional.

Score one for animal activists, the media, and public health. A federal judge on Monday struck down Idaho’s controversial law banning covert filming …

Animal Abuse

ATO preparing to release Bitcoin laws

Documents obtained by the ABC show that the Australian Tax Office is about to release rules on how bitcoin transactions will be taxed.<p>The ABC is reporting that the Australian Tax Office will shortly release a new set of taxation laws that relate to the crypto-currency Bitcoin.<p>The ABC's AM program …

Bitcoin

These companies want LGBT discrimination banned

The fight for LGBT rights isn't over, and major U.S. companies are rallying around the cause.<p>While June's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage was a huge win, the LGBT community can still be legally discriminated against in much of the country.<p>In 28 states, they can legally be fired, …

LGBTQI

Japan changes consumer law to help international travel

<i>Image via</i> <i>Shutterstock</i><p>A relaxation of some of the most stringent consumer laws in the world have been announced for travel operators working in …

Belgium court rules metadata retention law unconsitutional

[JURIST] The Constitutional Court of Belgium [official website] on Thursday ruled [judgment, PDF, in French] that a law requiring Internet service …

Surveillance

LGBT Adoption Bill Signed Into Law By Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

A Michigan law which has been dubbed the “LGBT adoption” bill, was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday and it is sparking backlash. …

LGBTQI

Belgium’s Privacy Commission takes Facebook to court for privacy violations

Belgium's independent Privacy Commission is taking Facebook to court for failing to comply with the country's privacy laws, according to the site …