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  1. Outside the Law

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui Outside the Law Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila Director: Rachid Bouchareb When Outside the Law premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, it attracted ... illustrate French atrocities in suppressing Algerian demands for independence, Outside the Law is not a political film but a film about politics. It's a reflection of how individuals respond ...

  2. New push to bring in anti-terrorism law

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters The government is to press ahead with a controversial anti-terrorism law by the end of this legislative year. A senior official said the government was aware of the controversy but still had to make the law, which among other things will require people to answer questions or provide documents in an investigation into how terrorists move money. 'We noticed ...

  3. Laws set to check abuse of power

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Congress Standing Committee meeting, the People's Armed Police Law will go through its second reading following a public consultation in April. The Administrative Compulsory Measures Law will go through its third reading after a two-year lapse. An addition to the armed police law is a telling clause that weakens the ability of local governments to deploy the armed police force, ...

  4. No place for law that targets foreign GPS users

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... especially military sites. There is speculation Mr Herron may have been arrested near some missile sites. Locals are not subject to the restriction, though there is a myriad of laws to justify an arrest. In an age of spy satellites and smart bombs, GPS may be overrated as a spying device. All countries have legitimate concerns about national security, but it is absurd to design a law ...

  5. Law shows that Qing bronze heads belong to Taiwan

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not consider the legal facts. After the looting of bronze figures from the Old Summer Palace 150 years ago, the two animal heads should be returned to the lawful owner. However, according to the internationally recognised Law of Nations, the People's Republic of China is not the lawful owner of these artefacts but the Republic of China (Taiwan). Therefore the bronze heads of a rat and rabbit ...

  6. Protests unlikely if law is enforced

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... demonstrators would have to comply with existing stringent laws - rules that rarely permit protests. 'If you want to find the answers [on how to protest during the Olympics] you just need to go to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Assemblies, Processions and Demonstrations,' he said. The law is crammed with a host of strict criteria that must be met before being sent ...

  7. Changes to protest law put organisers 'at greater risk'

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Detentions can be easily justified, legal experts say Lawyers and activists have expressed concern over new laws on social stability, saying instigators and organisers of public protests are at greater risk of being detained by police. The law, passed on Sunday by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, covers penalties for offences against public ...

  8. Opposition sees Arroyo's anti-terror law as way to stifle dissent

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Opponents of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo fear that an anti-terrorism law she is attempting to rush through Congress could be used to stifle attempts to unseat her. The draft law seeks to legalise arrests without warrants and indefinite detention of suspects, and to punish severely anyone failing to inform authorities about potential 'terrorist ...

  9. Canberra defends tough terror laws

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... anti-terrorist laws would turn the country into a police state, saying they would bring it in line with measures in other countries. Under the proposed legislation, federal police will be able to use ... preventive detention for up to 14 days is part of their law now. In France, people can be held for very much longer periods of time.' But opposition parties, civil liberties groups and Islamic ...

  10. Manila ill prepared for new anti-terror law

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Immediately after boasting that a new anti-terror law would effectively crush terrorists, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's own officials have signalled they are ill-prepared to implement it. The Human Security Act was due to take effect within two weeks, but the guide instructing authorities how to administer the law has not been ...




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