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This is corrosive of faith in our system, counter to the rule of law, and sophomoric on the part of men and women who are supposed to be neutral arbiters of justice. The saving grace of the judiciary is that the Supreme Court, as of now, takes its responsibility more seriously. The oral arguments suggest that ...
A European Commission spokesperson confirmed on Friday that Juncker and Morawiecki had spoken, adding that they discussed issues on the European Union's agenda, PAP said. The commission has had concerns about the rule of law in Poland since the Law and Justice (PiS) party which came to ...

In reality, accountability and the rule of law are the cornerstones of a democratic society. If the PMLN had heeded attention towards the sanctity of the vote, it would have taken action against its MPs, who were involved in horse-trading during the Senate elections. Kudos to Imran Khan for taking a bold and ...
It is both disappointing and satisfying at the same time that legal actions are being taken against members of the ruling party for their misconduct and wrongdoing. And where politicians are being held accountable for their actions under the rule of law they have at the same time tainted Pakistan's image in ...
Bad news for Poland's Law and Justice Party (PiS), and for the country itself. The European Commissioner for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Gender Equality Věra Jourova said on April 25 the introduction of a mechanism that makes access to EU funds conditional on the rule of law. “The College of ...
The proposal by the European Commission for a directive protecting whistleblowers could be a true turning point in how corruption and abuse of law is fought in the EU. At a time in which liberal values are deeply challenged in Europe by governments with no regard for the rule of law, this directive offers a ...

Comey: How Will Trump Supporters Explain To Grandchildren They Traded The Rule Of Law For A Tax Cut? ... night, former FBI director James Comey talked about how Republicans will have to rationalize their support for Trump to their grandchildren who will ask "did you trade a tax cut for the rule of law?
Amusing game of petty corruption in Africa as the rule of law, systems fail ... The absence of the rule of law undermines the culture of doing things right. .... Fixing systems for service delivery; fixing leadership; building a culture of integrity; and enforcing the rule of law are the solutions to the continents ...
It is taken as a universally acknowledged truth in Western democracies that a strong rule-of-law tradition fosters stability and growth. Countless economic studies back this up; paeans have been written on the indispensible virtue of the rule of law to developing countries. It is included in the prescription of ...
When your main tool is a hammer, the cliche notes well, then after a while, every problem looks like a nail. The general prime minister has wielded a totally personal, custom-made, gold-plated hammer for the past four years, and even has given it a cute nickname. His "Section Forty-Four Hammer" is so ...
LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that democracy, empowerment of parliament and the rule of law was the only way forward for a prosperous Pakistan. In his Pakistan Day message, the PML-N supremo said that March 23 holds unparalleled importance in the history of Pakistan ...
It will be some time before we can evaluate the evidence that prompted the inspector general of the Department of Justice to conclude that Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the FBI, had exhibited a "lack of candor" about his role in authorizing two FBI officials to speak to the media. On its face, it is a ...
Suffice it to say that the Bill embodies the very arbitrariness against which the constitutional drafters sought to protect South Africans when they included the provision for the supremacy of the Constitution and the Rule of Law rather than that of politicians and their whims in section 1 of our highest law.
Carr: Bleeding-heart judge bleeding rule of law in court · Howie Carr Friday, March 23, 2018. SOFT BENCH: Rafael Martinez, above, an accused murderer, was let go on ...
The Judicial Reform Initiative (JRI), a private sector umbrella group, on Monday said the rule of law must respected in the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, saying the constitutional process should be kept inviolable to preserve the balance of power under the Constitution.
We continue to live in times that perhaps will be looked back on one day and the world will ask, what happened. How did the law move in reverse? This column looks at a few items that might find their way on such a list.Sunshine as disinfectantLouis Brandeis was a pioneer in the field of privacy, beginning ...
Most Ghanaians endorse the rule of law and the legitimacy of key state enforcement bodies, a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals, affirming that the rule of law should and in fact does anchor democratic practices in the country. Even so, there is a widespread – and growing – belief that inequities exist in ...

The McCabe railroading, grotesque in itself, heightens the stakes of the Mueller investigation. It represents the strongest strike yet in Trump's overall assault on independent, apolitical law enforcement, an indispensable feature of our democracy. It now seems clear that the lovers of justice and the rule of law ...
Rebecca Dallet has referred to the rule of law as “garbage.” How can someone who openly mocks the most basic principle of the state ... Screnock is the only candidate who upholds the rule of law, and will be tough on crime. His opponent, Rebecca Dallet, handed down a two-year sentence to a repeat ...
Students from St. Paul's University, a Roman Catholic school, tie red ribbons as they come out from their campus to protest the killings being perpetrated in the unrelenting 'War on Drugs' campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo | Bullit Marquez) ...
EVANSTON - Curious about the idea that international law is good medicine for bad policies, Ian Hurd examines how and why governments use and manipulate international law in foreign policy. In “How to Do Things With International Law” (Princeton University Press), Hurd, associate professor of political ...
The Bar Association of India organized its annual Rule of Law conference from 9-11 February in Delhi. Around 200 delegates representing various bar associations and councils from 21 states and union territories attended the conference, which was on the theme Judicial Reforms: Restoring Country's ...
Australia's justice system is not able to ensure the rule of law is accessible to everyone. The observation came from Morry Bailes, Law Council of Australia president, in the inaugural “Justice State of the Nation” address. Bailes and the society's immediate past president, Fiona McLeod SC, delivered the ...
When the 28 heads of government across the European Union (EU) meet in Brussels next Friday, Brexit will be high on the agenda. But the EU28 will also have another vexing matter to deal with — one every bit as politically divisive as how to reach a deal with the United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU ...
MANILA, Philippines — An influential business group on Friday urged the country's political leaders to let the legislature handle the impeachment proceedings against the country's chief justice to assure the public and investors that the rule of law is being followed. In a statement, the Makati Business Club ...
LOOK back in antiquity and societies have always been struggling with the question of the “rule of law” versus the “rule of men”. Greek philosopher Plato wanted a benevolent monarchy ruled by an idealized philosopher king, who was above the law. Yet, he also wrote: “Where the law is subject to some ...
Joseph Otoo of Mayer Brown looks at the domestic legal measures which Zimbabwe will need to take if it is to begin to attract international business in the post-Mugabe era. Much has been written about Zimbabwe's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and the potential for a new dawn in Zimbabwe after the ...
A judge in the High Court has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for a ruling on the effect of recent legislative changes in Poland which are “so immense” that the court has been forced to conclude that the rule of law has been “systematically damaged” and democracy in Poland has ...
Sereno was in Bacolod City on Tuesday, March 14, to address some 1,200 students at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in a forum dubbed as “The Road to Judicial Reform: Achieving Justice through the Rule of Law,” where she urged the young audience to fight for an independent judiciary.
Every form of government — be it democratic or dictatorial — ostensibly promises rule of law. In reality and spirit, this is not always the case. In democracies that are strong, rule of law is effective and consolidated, and leads a country to peaceful order and prosperity. The situation is reversed if the rule of law ...
To put it simply, and refrain from embarrassing myself too egregiously, the Rule of Law is comprised of the various principles that address the way a community is governed and demands that both the citizenry and the governors be accountable to their principles. These can range from the processes in ...
The principles of impartiality and equality before the law remain a powerful bulwark against tyranny. Injustice drives conflict; justice on the other hand demands an end to impunity for abusers of rights on the field of battle, in political systems, workplaces and domestic homes. From the Magna Carta to the ...
Rebecca Harms, the head of the Greens/European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament, has welcomed the release of Ahmet Şık and Murat Sabuncu, but urged Turkey as a whole to return to the rule of law. “I welcome the Court's decision to release journalists Ahmet Şık and Murat Sabuncu,” ...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Monday February 19, 2018 – Strengthening the rule of law and improving the national police and the judicial system in Haiti will require political will on the part of the authorities, and the United Nations is determined to support this goal, said Assistant Secretary-General for ...
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday asserted all pending National Accountability (NAB) references will be decided by June this year, saying the judiciary wanted to establish the rule of law in the country. Referring to the graft reference filed by NAB, including ...
The battle for the soul of Law Society of Kenya (LSK) will be on the cards when lawyers go to the polls on Thursday, amid concerns that the once powerful society has lost its kick. From a highly respected statutory body that once knocked the living daylights out of governments to a feeble institution now often ...
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Thursday that rule of law and strong judiciary are essential for the survival of the country. The Supreme Court chief justice said everyone is on board that there should be rule of law in the country. “There should be a strong judicial system and rule of law is ...
EU's awkward squad: Hungary backs Poland in rule of law dispute with Brussels. Hungary's ... in Hungary and Poland forming an 'awkward squad' within the European Union, the Hungarian parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of supporting Poland in its fight with Brussels over the rule of law in the country.
Last month, however, a regional appeals court in the southern city of Porto Alegre gave the beleaguered rule of law in Brazil a boost. As The Washington Post reported, the court “unanimously upheld a corruption conviction against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva” and said that there is ...
Rule of law essential to attract foreign investment, says top US management consultant ... DUBAI: Countries in the Middle East and North Africa must pursue the “transparent enforcement of the rule of law” if they are to attract vital foreign direct investment, according to a leading consulting firm advising ...
Central and eastern European member states are pushing back against the idea of making EU funds conditional on respect for the rule of law and independence of the judiciary. "I see enormous problems related to the implementation of that political concept, it could lead to the limitation of member states' ...
Over the past year there has been much written and said regarding the Russian involvement in our recent past presidential election. The FBI has been investigating, along with various congressional committees and a special prosecutor, since there appears to be circumstantial evidence that President ...
It was very unfortunate that the visits of United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland to the Turkish capital took place on the same days last week. Given the importance of Tillerson's visit because of highly strained ties between Ankara and ...
The principles of impartiality and equality before the law remain a powerful bulwark against tyranny. Injustice drives conflict; justice on the other hand demands an end to impunity for abusers of rights on the field of battle, in political systems, workplaces and domestic homes. From the Magna Carta to the ...
He's dedicated to upholding the separation of powers and the rule of law, saying that his opponents don't share that view. “One of them has called the notion of an impartial judiciary a fairy tale, the other has referred to the rule of law as garbage, and both of them have been actively campaigning on the ...
Turkish courts have ruled on three cases involving journalists, for the most part delivering shock verdicts that underline the freefall of rule of law in Turkey. Of the three cases, the only one with marginally good news involved Enis Berberoglu, with whom I worked during the 1980s at the daily newspaper ...
Answer: Some have defined or described compassion as, “The feeling that arises in witnessing another's suffering and that motivates a subsequent desire to help.” Consider these examples. To be sure, a man's home may be his castle, but even castles are governed these days by zoning codes and other ...
Strengthening the rule of law and improving the national police and the judicial system in Haiti will require political will on the part of the authorities, and ... assumption of responsibilities by the Haitian authorities of those critical rule-of-law issues, to allow the Security Council to withdraw the peacekeeping ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says the Government will continue to focus on enforcing the rule of law, and attaining timely outcomes during the 2018/19 financial year. “That is one the main (areas of) focus for the fiscal year… that we address some of the problems we are ...
President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker and Gunter Oettinger (R), European Comissioner for Budget and Human Resources give a press conference following the College meeting - Institutional affairs and the Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020 meeting at the European ...


 

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