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10 Sep 2012

Fracking for natural gas: a regulatory explosion

As worldwide natural gas production using fracking expands, governments are acting to control both the perceived negative health and environmental consequences as well as maximize the potential economic gains.

4 Sep 2012

South Africa police fire teargas as mine unrest spreads

South Africa is home to 80 percent of known platinum reserves and the price of the precious metal, used in jewellery and car catalytic converters, has risen more than 10 percent since the violence erupted.

3 Sep 2012

Imam arrested in Pakistan blasphemy case, stirring tensions

Under Muslim Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy law, the mere allegation of causing offence to Islam can mean death. Those accused are sometimes killed by members of the public even if they are found innocent by the courts.

31 Aug 2012

Steeped in poverty, Myanmar targets natural resources

Only two countries had public sectors more corrupt than Myanmar’s in 2011, according to Transparency International: economic basket case North Korea and war-torn Somalia.

31 Aug 2012

Australian detention centres risk violating human rights

Australia’s recent decision to move asylum seekers to offshore detention facilities has alarmed human rights organisations.

8 Aug 2012

Conference to put the rule of law behind women’s rights

Trust Women Conference: Putting the rule of law behind women’s rights

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