British law professor under fire over ‘Islamophobic’ statements

London, United Kingdom – A British university professor has come under mounting criticism over what students described as his “Islamophobic” remarks and taught content. In a statement last week, the University of Bristol’s Islamic Society (BRISOC) said it was “alarmed by multiple complaints against Professor Steven Greer of the Law School for his reported use of […]

Australia passes law making Facebook and Google pay for news

The legislation could provide a framework for other countries looking to address platforms’ dominant position. Australia’s parliament passed landmark legislation on Thursday requiring global technology giants to pay for the news content shared on their platforms, in a move that is being closely watched around the world. The law was passed after a last-gasp deal […]

Saudi Arabia ends sponsorship system, implements new law next month

foreigner media According to the proposed labor law in Saudi Arabia, the ’employment contract’ is considered important. According to the law, the agreement will be recognized and accepted only after the ministerial approval, which must be carefully studied. According to the report, the Saudi Ministry of Manpower says that the agreement has been inserted in […]

The ‘Greta Thunberg’s toolkit’ scandal and rule of law in India

On February 14, India witnessed an unlikely Sunday afternoon visual – the doors of a courthouse in New Delhi flung open and a young woman, accompanied by police officers and confronted by a horde of journalists, emerged with her head bowed and eyes prickling with tears. Twenty-two-year-old Disha Ravi, an activist and a founding member […]

US wary China’s new coast guard law could escalate sea disputes

State Department says language in the law could be used by Beijing to intimidate its neighbours in the region amid South China Sea tension. The United States is concerned about China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful claims, the US State Department said […]

US judge suspends South Carolina’s new abortion law

More than 75 women are scheduled to have abortions over the next three days, most of which would be banned under new law. South Carolina’s new law banning most abortions was suspended by a federal judge on Friday on its second day in effect. Judge Mary Geiger Lewis put a 14-day temporary restraining order on […]

Australia to push ahead with media law despite Facebook blackout

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised on Friday to press ahead with a new law to force Facebook to pay media organisations for their content after a news blackout triggered outrage not only in Australia but in other countries where governments are considering similar laws. Facebook stopped its 13 million Australian users from viewing and […]

Facebook blocks news content in Australia in dispute over new law

Facebook has blocked Australian users of its platform from reading and sharing local and international news, stepping up its campaign against government plans to force technology giants to pay publishers for their news content. “The proposed law fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers who use it to share news content,” Facebook said […]

Twitter: Order to block accounts ‘not consistent with Indian law’

Social media giant says order to take down more than 1,100 accounts not consistent with Indian law as government threatens its executives with jail terms. Twitter Inc has said it would not fully comply with orders from India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to take down some accounts as it does not believe the orders […]

Kashmiri man seeking son’s body charged under anti-terror law

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – The family members of a teenage boy in Indian-administered Kashmir, killed in an alleged gunfight, have been charged under an stringent anti-terror law for holding a demonstration in the village “demanding the return of his body”. Ather Mushtaq, 16, from Bellow village in Pulwama, was among three men killed by Indian […]

‘No room for debate’: Hong Kong outlines security law for schools

Hong Kong children as young as six years old will be taught the “great importance” of the territory’s national security law and what constitutes foreign interference and subversion under new education guidelines for the city. Beijing imposed the security law in June last year after tens of thousands of people took to the streets in […]

Mexican Law Halts U.S. From Turning Back Some Migrant Families

WASHINGTON — A Mexican law has stopped the United States from rapidly turning away migrant families at one of the busiest sections of the southwestern border, forcing agents to resume releasing families into the country, according to three Biden administration officials. The Trump administration began turning back migrants entering the United States in March, citing […]

India’s Modi breaks silence on months-long farm law protests

India will push on with sweeping agriculture reform, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says as he criticises last week’s deadly violence. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the protesters that stormed New Delhi’s Red Fort last week caused “insult” to the country and that his government will push on with sweeping agriculture reform, his first […]

Proud Boys leader ‘prolific’ snitch for law enforcement: Reuters

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters. Court records seen by […]

French Roosters Now Crow With the Law Behind Them

PARIS — The crow of a rooster and the ringing of a church bell at dawn. The rumble of a tractor and the smell of manure wafting from a nearby stable. The deafening song of cicadas or the discordant croaking of frogs. Quacking ducks, bleating sheep and braying donkeys. Perennial rural sounds and smells such […]

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter with new social media law

Under new law, social media companies that do not appoint local representatives will face a series of penalties. Turkey has hit Twitter, Pinterest and Periscope with advertising bans after they failed to follow Facebook and appoint a local representative to take down contentious posts under a new media law published on Tuesday. Under the law, […]

‘Major violations’ of international law at Tigray refugee camps

UN says satellite imagery showed fires burning and fresh signs of destruction at the Shimelba and Hitsats camps for refugees. There have been significant violations of international law at two refugee camps in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the UN’s refugee agency has said. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said satellite imagery showed fires […]

Kashmir forest dwellers hope long-delayed law will stop evictions

Nomad forest dwellers in Indian-administered Kashmir are pinning their hopes on the implementation of a 14-year-old law to save their land and homes, as the government announces plans to evict tens of thousands of people it says are encroaching on protected land. Last month, the forest department of the disputed federal territory published a list […]

She Said #MeToo. Now She’s Being Punished Under Defamation Law.

More than two years ago, He Qian, a former journalist in China, came forward with accusations of sexual assault against a well-known reporter. Her story circulated widely on the internet, helping give force to China’s burgeoning #MeToo movement. Now Ms. He, 32, is being punished for it. A Chinese court ruled this week that she […]

Donald Trump weakens 100-year-old US bird protection law

Scientists say change to enforcements of Migratory Bird Treaty Act could cause a huge spike in bird deaths. The Trump administration on Tuesday finalised changes that weaken the government’s enforcement powers under a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species, brushing aside warnings that billions of birds could die as a result. Federal wildlife […]

Algeria’s Tebboune signs new constitution into law

Algerian leader approves new charter after a November referendum that saw a record low voter turnout. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has signed into law the country’s new constitution, his office said on Friday, months after the document was approved in a referendum that saw a record low voter turnout. Tebboune, 75, who returned to Algeria […]

Thousands protest new Montenegro gov’t bid to change religion law

Government accused of being pro-Serb over its plans to amend religious property law opposed by Serbian Orthodox Church. Thousands have protested in Montenegro’s capital Podgorica against the new government’s efforts to change a controversial religion law that has stoked tensions over the country’s complex relationship with Serbia. Chanting “This is not Serbia” and “Treason”, the […]

India’s Madhya Pradesh state now plans ‘love jihad’ law

The government in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has approved a bill to prevent “forceful” religious conversions, a legislation critics say is aimed at curbing interfaith marriages. “The bill includes a maximum punishment of up to 10 years in jail and up to 100,000 Indian rupees [$1,358] in fine, with the burden of […]