Lebanon's Minister of Justice on Saturday called for the "sternest punishments" to the individuals in Beirut who burned the flags of the militant groups the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) and the Al-Nusra Front. It is reported that Minister Ashraf Rifi issued a highly criticized statement which has ...[read more]
Spain's government approved draft legislation on Friday that would impose a fine of ?30,000 (USD $40,800) for offenses such as insulting the government, burning the flag or protesting parliament without prior approval. It also sets stiff penalties for demonstrations that challenge the electora... ...[read more]
On June 27, 2011, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) began hearings for four former leaders of Khmer Rouge from the 1970s. These men were the first regime officials to face trial for charges of war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, homicide and torture. The Khmer ...[read more]
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri declared a state statute banning the burning of the American and Missourian flags unconstitutional on Wednesday. Judge Carol Jackson heard a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the city of Cape ...[read more]
On June 27, 2006, a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit physical desecration of the American flag failed by a single vote to receive the two-thirds majority support in the US Senate required to send it to the states for ratification. The US House of Representatives passed the same ...[read more]
On June 21, 1989, the US Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag in public to protest government policies is a right protected by the First Amendment. Read Texas v. Johnson.
Learn more about the legal aspects of flag burning from the First Amendment Center... ...[read more]
On June 21, 1989, the US Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag in public to protest government policies is a right protected by the First Amendment. Read Texas v. Johnson. Learn more about the legal aspects of flag burning from the First Amendment Center.
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A UK proposal to criminalize flag burning has drawn the ire of human rights groups, according to the BBC Sunday. The idea, submitted by Scotland Yard to Attorney General Lord Goldsmith, is aimed at curbing unruly protestors and suppressing opportunities for incitement to violence by banning flag ...[read more]
The US Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted 11-7 to send to the full Senate a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the US flag. The amendment has 59 co-sponsors, but would require a 2/3 majority, or 67 votes if all ...[read more]
H.J. Res. 10, Proposing an amendment to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the US, approved by the US House of Representatives on June 22, 2005. Read the full text of the amendment here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]