Tag: law

Thai lawmakers start debate on amnesty bill

Thai lawmakers start debate on amnesty bill

Aug 07, Bangkok — The government-sponsored bill proposes a blanket amnesty to all those charged with crimes related to Thailand’s various upheavals since Sept. 19, 2006, the day a military coup ousted then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra while he was on an overseas trip. Thai lawmakers on Wednesday began debating a highly contentious bill to […]

August 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Europe-wide protection orders for victims of domestic violence becomes law

Europe-wide protection orders for victims of domestic violence becomes law

June 8, AP – European Union Ministers of Justice agreed today at the Council of the European Union to pioneer a Europe-wide protection order for survivors of violence. The new regulation complements the ‘European protection order’ adopted in December 2011, extending its application from criminal to civil matters. It will guarantee that victims and survivors […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
Drop pro-bullfighting law, Coetzee tells Spain

Drop pro-bullfighting law, Coetzee tells Spain

May 17, AP – In an open letter to Spain’s legislature released Thursday, Coetzee called bullfights “a throwback to a time when people took no heed of the feelings of animals.” which he said had no place in 21st century Spain. Nobel Literature laureate J.M. Coetzee has called on Spain to abandon plans to protect […]

May 17, 2013 | By More
French Senate votes on significant labor reform package

French Senate votes on significant labor reform package

May 14, AP – President Francois Hollande has promoted the bill as one of his administration’s signature pieces of legislation which will reform the country’s notoriously hidebound labor market. It includes measures such as making it easier for workers to change jobs and for companies to fire employees. France’s parliament is expected to pass a […]

May 14, 2013 | By More