Once Kazakhstan adopts its new Criminal Procedures Code, the country's courts will be able to pass orders prohibiting or restricting approaches by the defendant to the protected.
Russia has blocked three major opposition news websites as well as the popular blog of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the latest in a media crackdown that comes amid Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine.
Kazakhstan Senate (Upper Chamber of Parliament) has approved the law draft on introducing amendments and additions into the country's legislation related to the operation of the Internal Affairs Bodies.
The Government of Kazakhstan is considering a package of countermeasures against its off-the-books economy for 2014-2015.
Kazakhstan Government has failed to force businessmen to start relying on non-cash transactions.
GHG emission fines mounted so high in 2013 that Kazakhstan decided to postpone introduction of the fines and cut the fine in two.
Uruguay lashed out at the United Nations, labeling the world body "old school" for its criticism of the country's world-first marijuana law.
More cases of false diagnosing of orphans have been discovered in South Kazakhstan Oblast.
A New Zealand prostitute has won substantial damages for sexual harassment by a brothel owner, with sex workers hailing the decision as a landmark ruling that shows the country as a world leader in protecting their rights.
The US Supreme Court refused Monday to review restrictions on handguns for young people, dealing a blow to arms activists.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite international pressure.
It is the ultimate symbol of chest-thumping American patriotic pride and now the United States flag must be "100 percent made in the USA" -- at least where the Pentagon is concerned.
Kazakhstan won $3 billion in international arbitrations in 2013.
Japan's public is less enthusiastic about capital punishment than government research shows, a new study has claimed, amid an acceleration in the rate of executions under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
A New Zealand appeals court ruled Wednesday that police acted legally when armed officers raided Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's Auckland mansion as part of a US-led online piracy probe.
The Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament is considering a draft agreement on extradition of convicts to and from Italy.
The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a controversial cybercrime law penalising online libel is constitutional, amid claims it is intended to curb Internet freedom in one of Asia's most freewheeling democracies.
The UN's highest International Court of Justice is to hear arguments next month in a long-running genocide case that threatens to sour relations between Croatia and Serbia.
A group of gay and lesbian activists staged a Valentine's Day kissing protest in Beijing Friday aimed at highlighting Russia's controversial anti-homosexuality laws.
Belgium has become the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of all ages, after a heated debate in which critics questioned a child's ability to make the decision to die.
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