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rule of law report: Jonathan Ferris formally requested whistleblower protection ... Jonathan Ferris, who is claiming unfair dismissal from the latter, told MEPs compiling a report on rule of law in Malta he had applied for whistleblowers' status under Maltese law and should receive a reply within 28 days.
Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri told the European Parliament rule of law delegation in December that the police do not need "reasonable suspicion" to start a Criminal Investigation. Investigations can be started by the police with simple information of a crime brought to their attention, in any form.

We are supposedly a nation of laws, not men, but our lawmakers have ensured over the years that we are increasingly at the whim of men instead of the law. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared that he will reverse an Obama administration position allowing states to decide on marijuana ...
President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump agree that the rule of law must be upheld at all times especially in the conduct of The Philippines war on drugs, US Ambassador Sung Kim said on Tuesday. In an interview on "News To Go", Kim said that there was "no ambiguity" in the discussions ...
Our rule of law is in jeopardy with the attacks on the Department of Justice, FBI, judges, and Special Counsel (Robert) Mueller.Trump complains that the US president cannot dictate DOJ and FBI actions and then whines, "I can't do the things I would love to do." Is this the complaining of a would-be-tyrant ...
morgan griffith In the very cold first week of 2018, marijuana became a burning public policy issue. As a CNN headline captured, many people found themselves thrown into confusion on the question: "Is weed legal or not?" Regular readers of this column likely know my position on marijuana. I support ...

One major line I've seen in defense of Sessions's action is that his position is truer to the rule of law: Maybe Congress should decentralize marijuana policy, the argument goes, but until it does the executive branch should be enforcing the law, not suspending or dispensing with ones it thinks are unwise.
Maine's secretary of state is accusing the U.S. Justice Department of "contempt for the rule of law" for declining to give him documents from the Presidential Advisory Commission on election Integrity, on which he served. Matthew Dunlap sued in November, contending the commission violated the Federal ...
... Arrivals (DACA) program, saying any agreement would result in compromising the rule of law. "Congress and President Trump cannot legalize DACAs without sacrificing the rule of law and broadcasting a call to come to America to be here for the next amnesty. No matter the 'deal' the rule of law would ...
First, the common law system, which was introduced by the British to Hong Kong, is an autonomous system that serves as the cornerstone for the rule of law in the city. As the Basic Law is interpreted and implemented in strict accordance with the common law, the NPC's decision on co-location undermines ...
The prime minister's recent Christmas and New Year's messages provide useful platforms for deep and particularised reflection on the prospects for the realisation of his, and the society's, hopes and dreams for the central themes of each message, namely the rule of law (New Year's), and a kinder more ...
There is a misleading headline in Friday's Tribune, "AG Sessions cracks down on legal pot." Federal regulations still prohibit the distribution of marijuana, particularly for recreational purposes. The Trump Administration, unlike the Obama administration, is committed to the rule of law, enforcing federal ...
Trump's contempt for the rule of law infects his entire Administration, as illustrated by Sessions's newly announced guidance on marijuana policy. Under President Barack Obama, the Department of Justice allowed states to come up with their own policies on pot, which Washington and Colorado legalized, ...
This is the first part of a three-part series of columns on water rights. After my freshman year of college I spent two years living in Honduras. I was exposed to an entirely new culture and witnessed firsthand the harsh economic realities faced by many people. When I returned home and resumed my studies, ...
There is a judicial crisis in California, but you won't hear the judges talking about it. Those professionals work tirelessly without complaint. But California needs more federal judges, and it needs them with higher salaries. Otherwise, access to justice will be diminished, and the rule of law will be threatened.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says his FijiFirst government will stand by the rule of law, set out by our Constitution that puts the Fijian people at the heart of everything we do. He was commenting on support by some trade unionists, politicians and religious groups for the unlawful Air Terminal ...
While scrupulously avoiding the Mueller probe, Rosenstein did talk about the rule of law, the separation of powers and the federal posture toward marijuana legalization during the lunch. Rosenstein attended an event focused on human trafficking on Thursday in Miami. He told the Forum Club that the ...

Paris (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron told Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan on Friday that democratic countries must respect the rule of law in their fight against terrorism as he ... But at the same time our democracies must completely protect the rule of law," Macron said in a joint news conference.
Former Secretary of Justice Rimsky Yuen speaks at a press conference at the government headquarters in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Teresa Cheng appointed by China's State Council after the Asian financial hub's leader Carrie Lam nominated her as the secretary of justice replacing resigning ...
USDOJAttorney General Jeff Sessions said the memo on marijuana enforcement he issued yesterday represented "a return to the rule of law." White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders offered the same spin, telling reporters "the president believes in enforcing federal law...regardless of what the topic is, ...
Cape Town - The reinstatement of suspended Eskom executives Matshela Koko and Prish Govender "flies in the face of the rule of law", Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) said on Thursday. BLSA, an independent association whose members include the leaders of some of SA's biggest ...
The Justice Department called Thursday's move to rescind Obama-era guidance that allowed legal marijuana to thrive in certain states a "return to the rule of law." "This return to the rule of law is also a return of trust and local control to Federal Prosecutors who know where and how to deploy Justice ...
From October 18 to October 24, 2,287 delegates, representing over 90 million members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), gathered in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as part of a twice-a-decade meeting to decide the leadership of the Party for the next five years. Officially, these 2,287 delegates ...
Hong Kong's rule of law is at a critical juncture following government efforts to prosecute activists under obscure charges to deter others, a top barrister said on Wednesday. The worrying assessment by Senior Counsel Lawrence Lok Ying-kam was a key factor driving him to run for a leadership position at ...
"The new mandate by the [UN] Security Council is to work with the government of Haiti to strengthen its rule of law intuitions. It's also to continue to support the HNP, the Haitian National police, and to work on justice and human rights - and that includes human rights reporting, monitoring and analysis," she ...
Of all the injustices in President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement machinery, imprisoning immigrants in detention centers around the country is among the worst. These are prisons--unnoticed by most--where immigrants who often have committed no crime are held in limbo, sometimes locked up ...
"I'm concerned that a number of House Republicans are making increasingly baseless attacks on the Department of Justice and the FBI, and that this is not just demoralizing to federal law enforcement but destabilizing to the rule of law to have folks in office trying to assist the president in his ongoing effort ...
Last month, the new Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pushed two bills through parliament that gave his government and his party increased control over Poland's courts. Just before the laws were signed by Polish president Andrzej Duda on Dec. 20, Morawiecki chose to address the American ...
Poland and the EU will continue discussions on rule of law with the aim of "making progress" by the end of February, the Polish prime minister and the European Commission president said in a joint statement on Tuesday (9 January) after having dinner in Brussels. Mateusz Morawiecki and Jean-Claude ...
The Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Progressive Association, Sokoto, has called on the Federal government to respect the rule of law by releasing the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) on bail in compliance with court rulings. In a statement issued on Friday by its Secretary-General, Kabiru ...
Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions Agnes Callamard and Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth and Justice Pablo de Greiff called Kuczynski's pardon "a major setback for the rule of law in Peru." They went on to say that "international human rights law restricts the granting of amnesties, ...
A group of legal heavyweights, who will be contesting the Bar Association election next month, have criticised the newly approved joint checkpoint plan for a cross-border rail link, saying the controversial scheme will damage Hong Kong's rule of law and undermine the confidence of the public.
Contempt of court: Trump's judicial blitz betrays his hostility to rule of law. Some of Trump's most egregious nominees have dropped out, but his onslaught on the judiciary is very dangerous. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to facebook Share to Facebook Messenger Share to twitter Share to Reddit Share ...
In Washington, the anti-Trump resistance talks about a "constitutional crisis" while the president and his allies decry a "rigged system." They're using different vocabulary to describe the same thing: the coming death match fight for control of the U.S. legal system. former Attorney General Eric Holder and ...
Announced in April 2016 by the Franco-German Council of Ministers as an annual international award, the Franco-German Prize for human rights and the rule of law pays tribute to men and women who work toward defending human rights around the world and whose actions deserved support and ...
"We have decided we will not stand by and allow Fox News and right-wing Republicans to defy the rule of law and create their own rules to interfere with a legitimate investigation under the Constitution of the United States," Waters said. "We will be vigorously working to deny the brazen attempts to destroy ...
This past week, I met a young entrepreneur at the Kigali Convention Centre during the 30th anniversary of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). At 28, Malik was not born when the RPF was formed in December, 1987, but he could not miss the milestone, he told me. His shoe-making factory in the outskirts of ...
Over the weekend, Pope Francis turned 81. All Catholics of good will wished him a happy birthday and, of course, many more. The Pope is now two years past the age at which a cardinal can participate in a conclave, six past the age when curial officials have to submit their resignations, and eight past the ...
One of the most important factors that generate prosperity is rule of law, which means having an objective set of laws that apply to everyone. rule of law provides the incentive for people to engage in productive activity so they can prosper themselves by producing value for others. In the absence of rule of ...
A State Agency's crusade Against Seawalls Erodes the rule of law ... The Coastal Commission's rogue behavior in its anti-seawall crusade must be checked--not just for the sake of property rights along the coast and everywhere else in California, but for the stake that we all have in the rule of law.
The European Commission is taking action to protect the rule of law in Europe. Judicial reforms in Poland mean that the country's judiciary is now under the political control of the ruling majority. In the absence of judicial independence, serious questions are raised about the effective application of EU law, ...
The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation of the denial of a female Muslim law graduate from attending the Nigerian Law school call to bar ceremony for refusing to take off her headscarf (hijab). House Committees on Justice and Judiciary was given two weeks to carry out the investigation ...
In writing or in person, Wayne Flask is not the kind to bite his tongue. Mildly held opinions do not become him. "Nobody - nobody - in the two parties is interested in ending the planning monstrosities we're seeing around us. Nobody wants to kill the golden goose," the writer, who describes the Planning ...
"Those people are going to tell us about the rule of law? Those people are the ones trampling the rule of law," said Netanyahu. "They're protesting in front of the attorney general's house. They don't want a fair trial, they want a quick trial on Rothschild, that's what they think the rule of law is." Netanyahu also ...
This article asks what is meant by the concept of The rule of law and, after the resignation of a second Minister for Justice in two years, whether such a concept is honoured in Ireland today? Dysfunctionality and hypocrisy have dug a chasm between the theoretical affirmation of the rule of law by lawyers in ...
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates implored the public to embrace American core values of freedom and justice or run the risk of letting an unnamed force at hand potentially ruin what makes America unique. She also called on Washington and the public to remember the lessons of Watergate and ...
The election candidates in favour of applying Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution -through which Spain seized powers from Catalonia and dissolved our Parliament-, seek to justify this situation, and even make a mockery of it, in the name of the rule of law. The so-called constitutional bloc -Partido Popular, Partido ...
As evidence for these unusually dark times, Pundits often point to the breakdown of social norms and the disregard for the rule of law. To be sure, these are real problems. Yet, as a scholar and teacher of political theory and literature, I have always been amazed how quickly my students turn to talking about ...
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif landed in Lahore on Sunday after spending over 10 days in London, DawnNews reported. The former premier arrived in the city with his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, and headed straight to his Jati Umra residence. On Dec 5, the two had departed for London to see ...
As the world celebrates the human rights day, a non-governmental organization, Access to Justice (A2J), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to restore the rule of law in the country. According to the group, thousands of Nigerians lost their lives to violence perpetrated by forces of the state. The group ...


 

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