What happens when regulation lags behind innovation?

By Charles Kamau Wanguhu   In the development of new legislation and regulations to keep pace with innovations and developments in a sector of the economy in whose interest are the regulations? Furthermore in keeping pace with innovation should regulation be geared to maintaining status quo or enabling new innovations? What are the opportunities for capture of regulatory authorities by

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More Human Rights Cases Being Brought By Companies

By: Ainsley Brown Yes, that’s right, you read correctly: human rights cases are being brought by companies not against them.  Well, at least this is the case in the UK, as a story in the Times explains. A new survey has revealed that while the overall human rights cases brought in 2008 is down over 2007, there has being an

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Caribbean Court of Justice Makes Important Ruling

By: Ainsley Brown Trinidad Cement Limited vs. The State of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on January 15, 2009 made its first ruling as to its own original jurisdiction. The CCJ has Appellate jurisdiction over Civil and Criminal cases referred to it from common law member states. It also has original jurisdiction as to

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Canada: Budget 2009

Today is budget day in Canada. While every budget is important this one holds significant for two main reasons: 1. it will or ought to contain Canada’s (Conservative government of Canada’s) economic stimulus plan. It will/ought to contain items on infrastructure; the environment; and tax cuts just to name a few. 2. it could have political consequences with the minority

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Mauritius: More Than Sun, Sand and Surf

Ah! The beautiful island of Mauritius……..Ah! It is January and for many in the northern hemisphere winter has fully excreted its cold, snowy and unyielding grip. This is the time when the winter blues set completely set in. It is when we daydream, drift off and wish for sunnier and warmer climes. Ah! The beautiful island of Mauritius, a green

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