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‘Sword of Damocles’ condemned after Philippines judges oust chief justice

Published By   /  May 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, Constitutional justice, Impeachment, justice, Legal issues, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Supreme Court, Sword of Damocles  /  Comments Off on ‘Sword of Damocles’ condemned after Philippines judges oust chief justice

Ousted … Philippines Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno waves to supporters the day she returned to the Supreme Court on May 9, 2018, after two months on leave. Image: Maria Tan/Rappler By Ralf Rivas in Manila After the ousting of the Philippines’ Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the six justices who voted against the quo […]

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Review of laws passed by Parliament ‘not in Tongan king’s power’

Published By   /  May 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Constitution, Constitutional justice, Featured, justice, King Tupou VI, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Tongan constitution, Tongan royalty  /  Comments Off on Review of laws passed by Parliament ‘not in Tongan king’s power’

King Tupou VI … 2010 Constitution “excludes” the King and Privy Council from “governing” the Kingdom. Image: Linny Folau/Matangi Tonga By Philip Cass of Kaniva News The King of Tonga has no right to judge the merits of legislation passed by Parliament, according to a New Zealand constitutional legal expert. Dr Rodney Harrison said that […]

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Nothing can stop Duterte extending Philippine martial law, says legal chief

Published By   /  January 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, Constitutional justice, Featured, justice, Martial Law, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Security  /  Comments Off on Nothing can stop Duterte extending Philippine martial law, says legal chief

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Nothing can stop Duterte extending Philippine martial law, says legal chief Martial law … Solicitor-General Jose Calida Calida says further extensions are possible “for as long as the Congress believes that the invasion or rebellion continues to exist.” Image: Ben Nabong/Rappler By Lian Buan in […]

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Indonesia losing only female top justice amid gender rights worries

Published By   /  December 22, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitutional justice, Gender, Gender education, Gender empowerment, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Legal issues, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on Indonesia losing only female top justice amid gender rights worries

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Indonesia losing only female top justice amid gender rights worries By Rieka Rahadiana and Yudith Ho in Jakarta Indonesia is set to lose its first and only female constitutional justice, whose term is up next year, potentially dealing a blow to women’s rights in a […]

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