Tag Archive | Justice

With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

[…]“Using the institutions of the state that they control — primarily the judiciary — they are sending a message to Rouhani and his supporters that they are in control of the political system,” Hashemi said. “And that they will oppose his attempts to engage with the Western world and promote more freedoms at home.” […]

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Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

[…]À medida que a economia da península perde importância quanto ao poderoso motor continental, o princípio de «um país, dois sistemas» mostra-se cada vez mais frágil.[…]

UK – “Deport first, appeal later”

UK – “Deport first, appeal later”

Ruling likely to ‘very heavily limit, if not entirely curtail’ use of ‘deport first, appeal later’ power. 

Chad’s ex-leader gets life in prison for atrocities

Chad’s ex-leader gets life in prison for atrocities

Former Chad president Hissene Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted on Monday of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule. The verdict capped a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former […]

Poland gets official warning from EU

Poland gets official warning from EU

The EU executive has given Poland an official warning that changes to its constitutional court endanger the rule of law, in an unprecedented decision that could lead to sanctions against the country. Frans Timmermans, the vice-president of the European commission, said he had written to the Polish government warning that recent alterations to the workings […]

Brazil’s Rousseff going to UN over impeachment

Brazil’s Rousseff going to UN over impeachment

Beleaguered Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will travel to New York in a bid to rally international support against her impeachment, leaving behind a Cabinet paralyzed by political crisis as another minister defected on Wednesday. Rousseff aides said the leftist leader will attend a United Nations event on Friday in New York where she will denounce […]

Prosecutor suspends Crimean Tatar Mejlis activity

Prosecutor suspends Crimean Tatar Mejlis activity

A copy of the document was handed to representatives of the public association, a TASS correspondent reported. “Today I’ve issued a ruling under which the activity of the public association ‘Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People’ should be suspended in order to prevent violations of the federal laws,” Poklonskaya told TASS The ruling will be […]