Year 2009 witnessed an increase of violence by one of the main Papuan pro-independence groups, the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), against the Indonesian government and foreign mining companies · According to International Crisis Group, a road map is needed to foster dialogue as frustrations 'are real'.
The Court guarantees people from Asturias to make oral or written addresses to autonomous institutions · A court from Oviedo had previously questioned the constitutionality of the Act of Use and Promotion of Asturian after a lawyer lodged an appeal for not being allowed to provide an application form in Asturian
The wave of arrests took place after riots sparked off in southern Yemen in the last three weeks · Police officers and several shops run by people from the north have been assaulted · The population from southern Yemen feel discriminated against by Sanaa after 20 years of reunification .
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik says new legislation is not aimed at breaking bonds with Bosnia and Herzegovina · Referendums will be non-binding · It is likely the first issue to be put to referendum will deal with the Dayton Agreement · The act stirs distrust in Bosnia and Herzegovina and among the international community.
The majority of MP’s in the Welsh assembly voted in favour of asking the people whether more powers should be transferred from London to Cardiff · There is no date for the referendum, but it seems clear that it won’t be held before UK legislative elections due in summer.