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Analysis Israeli government challenges the law to embrace illegal settler outposts

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India: Hindu radicals use the law to persecute Christians in Andhra Pradesh

The Indian state does not have any anti-conversion law, but enforces three ordinances that ban non-Hindus from proselytising near Hindu temples. A Pentecostal clergyman could go to jail because of calendars found in his possession. Meanwhile, a court convicts 11 Christians on forced conversion ...

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St. Petersburg Governor Signs Law Against 'Homosexual Propaganda'

The governor of Russia's second-largest city, St. Petersburg, has signed a new law against "homosexual propaganda" -- defying complaints that it discriminates against gays.

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Vatican: Pope “true law is inseparable from justice" in the Church

The criteria for interpretation of canon law in the speech that Benedict XVI addressed today to the Roman Rota. The constant need to " sentire cum Ecclesia " which leads to the " search for the right solutions in everyday life of the faithful and the community."

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Israel: New law designed to stop “infiltrators”

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India: Indian Bishops: Urgent need for law on inter religious violence

The Indian Catholic Church explains the controversial points of the Communal Violence Bill (CVB), still stalled in the approval process. Opponents consider the draft unconstitutional given the government's ability to override the central state authorities in cases of response to violence against ...

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Philippines: Mindanao: young Christians and Muslims against the law on birth control

In Basilan more than 100 young people from interfaith movement of Silsilah confront the issue of abortion and family planning. Muslims and Christians object to the use of public money to spread a culture contrary to life among people.

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Egypt: Rule of law under siege

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Indonesia: Bogor: mayor shuts down access roads to Yasmin Church, thus breaking the law

The mayor allows Muslim extremists to stop Christians from reaching site of Sunday service. Human rights organisation appeals to President. “Mr President,” its letter says, “you are the last hope for the Yasmin Church to see its rights respected.”

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Fugitive Ethnic Uzbek Leader Calls On New Kyrgyz President To Restore Rule of Law

Kadyrjan Batyrov was once one of the most outspoken and influential members of Kyrgyzstan's minority Uzbek community. But after last year's deadly ethnic clashes in the country's south, many people -- including some Uzbeks themselves -- accused Batyrov of orchestrating the bloodshed.

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Somalia: Women lobby for law against FGM/C

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Somalia: Failing law leaves children unprotected in Somaliland

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Opt: Calls for respect of international law as prisoners swapped

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