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The U.N. special envoy on HIV/AIDS said here Thursday that Caribbean governments need to repeal laws against homosexuality, but a Caribbean Community official pointed out the political risks in such moves.
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Barney Frank wants to decriminalize pot possession
It's still early in the process, but Frank is proposing a bill that would decriminalize, on the federal level, holding a small amount of pot. If it passes -- I'm guessing that's a big "if" -- the bill could be...
Eugene Dupuch Law School
The Eugene Dupuch Law School maybe fun or different for the American student. It is not ABA approved, but is located in Nassau, Bahamas. Just as with the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica, and others, the law school offers both a 2 year program to new law students wanting to practice in one of the Caribbean nations, or a 6 month program for those who graduate from approved legal institutes around the World that want to be licensed to practice law in the Caribbean...
Pressuring the Junta in Myanmar
The New York Times is reporting: International pressure on the ruling military junta in Myanmar continued to grow over the weekend as a senior United Nations envoy was due to
Uruguay's Congress Votes to Decriminalize Abortion; Rep. Chris Smith's Selective Concern Over Women
Reuters: Uruguay Congress allows early abortions, veto looms, by Patricia Avila: Uruguay's Senate voted on Tuesday to decriminalize abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a rare move for a Latin American country, but the president is expected to...
New Hampshire Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana Possession
The Boston Globe reports that two N.H. state reps have proposed legislation to decriminalize the possession of marijuana in the Granite State. The bill, which is expected to be voted on by the House next month, would make the possession of such quantities a civil violation that would carry a $200 fine instead of a criminal [...
UN rights envoy urges Guatemala Congress against reinstating death penalty
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[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions [official website] Philip Alston [NYU Law profile] Tuesday urged [press release] Guatemalan lawmakers not to override a presidential veto of a bill that would restore the country's death penalty in a way he said would be contrary to international human rights law...