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No Day in Court: South Africa's Jacob Zuma Sentenced to 15 Months

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:33 min | 11 months ago

No Day in Court: South Africa's Jacob Zuma Sentenced to 15 Months

"Jacob zuma who ruled south africa from two thousand nine to two thousand. Eighteen is heading to jail. He subject to a number of legal tangles but it was his refusal to show up for a trial looking into state capture the gutting of institutions to serve private interests. That was his undoing. The verdict against him has split opinions among south africans to jet. I think the we slow to to italy disapprove. In my point of view i think is justice. Taking its course putting mr zuma behind bars while other trials and inquiries play out. He's a hugely symbolic step. In a broad and deep effort to root out corruption in the country yesterday in south africa the law finally caught up with. Jacob zuma john. Mcdermott is the economists chief. Africa correspondent and is based in johannesburg. The former president has for more than a year being dodging appearances in front of an inquiry into corruption when he was president foam. Two thousand nine to two thousand eighteen and so frustrated has the judge chairing inquiry. Bean that he's referred mr zuma's behaviour to the constitutional court the highest court in south africa and in response to those petitions. Yesterday they sentence the former president to fifteen months in prison for contempt of court and for his quote scurrilous unfounded attacks on the

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Poland: Near-total abortion ban takes effect amid protests

The World

01:27 min | 1 year ago

Poland: Near-total abortion ban takes effect amid protests

"Other Polish cities. Last night, thousands of mostly women bundled up in the cold. And took to the streets to protest a controversial new abortion law that just went into effect. Abortions will now on Lee be permitted in the cases of rape, incest or if the mother's life is at risk. Terminations of pregnancies in cases of fetal abnormalities are now illegal, even ones where there is no chance of survival at birth. Critics of the rules say it amounts to a near total ban on abortion. The new rules were decided in October by Poland's Constitutional court. In the fall, it was met by massive protests tens of thousands of people taking to the streets the biggest protest in Poland, in fact, since 1989 when people rose up to topple communism. The protesters fall prompted Poland's government, which is led by the right wing Law and Justice Party to delay the band's implementation. But in a sudden move yesterday, the rule was put into effect. Once again, protesters took to the streets. Demonstrator Gabriella Stepney AC spoke to Reuters e. I want us to have our basic rights, the right to decide about our bodies, the right to decide what we want to do. And if we want to bear Children, and in what circumstances to have Children I do not want to get pregnant one day and see my child die after birth. This thought horrifies me. It's expected there will be more protests in Poland over this near total ban on abortions.

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The fight for the Central African Republic

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:26 min | 1 year ago

The fight for the Central African Republic

"Earlier. This week. Results were announced of the presidential election held in the central african republic on december twenty seventh. It was won by the incumbent. President faustin comes to our dera. Election results must still be officially validated by the constitutional court but were welcomed my supporters and even by some members of the opposition. It remains an open question. However how much of the central republic. He's really going to get to be president of the world's least imaginatively named country is also one of its most troubled examine any global index pertaining development prosperity transparency freedom and general ease of living. And you'll find the somewhere near the bottom. The c a r is also exemplar of the cruel irony that the countries which appear least worth fighting over are often the most viciously contested in the days between the presidential election and the results. Being announced rebels attacked the southern city of banga sue on the blue river which comprises the border with the democratic republic of congo. And the town of damara a bit further west by some estimations. Roughly two thirds of the country is now controlled by militias hostile to the national government and not infrequently as is the way of these things to each other ominously however several of these groups entered into a formal alliance just before the election and now prefer inquiries to be addressed to the coalition of patriots for change or pc. They don't appear to have a website yet but early days. The did announce a ceasefire ahead of the election but then unannounced it. They may also be having chain of command issues. Blame for the. Most recent uptick in rebel. Activity is being generally cast. In the direction of former central african republic president francois bazei the mana of both bozize's as coming and going illustrate the chronic problems. He seized power in a coup tar in two thousand and three and lost in two thousand thirteen when militias made it all the way to the capital bongi compelling him to skip the country further underpinning. The present intrigue is the fact that for much of aziz as time as president his prime minister walls and listeners. With a keen sense of shakespeare and psycho drama will already have guessed current president to our dera. Catch me if you can former president possibilities eight touting authorities at a campaign rally last week busey's a returned in two thousand and nineteen in the hope of getting his old job back via the ballot box but was disbarred. from standing in december's election. The constitutional court ruled the requirement that candidates be of good. Morality was tricky to square with an outstanding international arrest warrant accusing disease of crimes against humanity and incitement to genocide to say nothing of sanctions imposed by the un security council on a personally for arming and encouraging militia groups. Say it should be noted if not necessarily believed denies everything so faustin are twelve dera remains president though it would be unsurprising to discover that he keeps a bag packed. Bongi his capital is probably safe ish. Aside from the central african republic's own military it is defended by miniskirt a un peacekeeping mission of roughly eleven thousand troops. Doing one of the more difficult and dangerous jobs currently being undertaken by the blue helmeted three peacekeepers from burundi. Were killed on christmas day in fighting with militias. Nia dakota desire besides being us your brothers and sisters that we see so that our brothers and sisters can also enjoy these other than that you and mission has been joined in recent weeks by an extra deployment of troops from rwanda already a major contributor to manisco.

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Thai prime minister acquitted of ethics breach, retains post

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Thai prime minister acquitted of ethics breach, retains post

"The country's highest court has acquitted. The prime minister of ethics charges michael sullivan reports thailand. The prime minister will keep his job. The constitutional court ruled on a complaint brought by the leading opposition party. That claimed coup-maker turned prime minister. Pry chano chop had broken the law by continuing to live in the army residents. He occupied before the two thousand fourteen coup. The complaint argued government ministers were barred from receiving special benefits that could amount to a conflict of interest. A guilty verdict would have forced private and this cabinet from but the court accepted the army's argument that officials such as are entitled to stay in army housing in recognition of their service to the country. Democracy activists immediately denounced the verdict and said their month. Long protests would continue

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Why a New Abortion Ban in Poland Is Causing a Furor

BBC World Service

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

Why a New Abortion Ban in Poland Is Causing a Furor

"Across Poland. Did you two go on strike today in protest against a court ruling that introduced a near total ban on abortion. Tens of thousands of people have taken part in daily demonstrations across the country since last Thursday's ruling. Constitutional court outlawed abortion on the grounds of severe health defects, which accounted for 98% of all legal terminations last year. Abortion is still allowed in cases of rape or incest, or if the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother's health.

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Polish women protest new abortion restrictions

BBC Newshour

03:07 min | 1 year ago

Polish women protest new abortion restrictions

"And cities across Poland. Against the Constitutional Court ruling the band's almost all abortions, with exceptions only for cases of rape, incest or where the mother's health is at risk of the ruling outlawed abortion, even in the event of fetal defects. Which accounted for 98% of all illegal abortions carried out in Poland last year. Martin Lynn, partisan activist with Polish women's strike and has been organizing the protests. Where does Thie Court ruling leave women in Poland? What we're facing now are two ways of action. One is the doctors who actually already contacted us is organization that supports fight for abortion and declared that they will not actually comply with Mrs Trump's Gus announcement because they don't consider this a cart rolling. All of them are even prepared to go all the way with the criminal charges, if needed, because the state's obviously will try to impose this announcement is a court's ruling, and also there is a team over our lawyers that is tasked with preparing individual cases, but also general cases. To European Commission to European institutions, all kinds, of course, that we can rely on national and international. So now we go for the legal grounds. You go for the judiciary system to help us. We promote initiatives that provide abortions that support women who want to have an abortion. Either abroad or here in Poland, because we're talking about something that will be happening anyway. If the ban is there or not. The problem is that many women won't know that the fetus is damaged because now many of the doctor's just won't tell them during the tests because they will be afraid to be investigated if than some abortion happens or something happens earlier this week, we heard from a Polish government spokesman who Distance himself from this ruling, he said. It was a court ruling. But you are questioning the composition off the court that made this ruling. Am I right? I'm not the only person to question that. We are questioning it. Off course, the lawyers are questioning this. A European institutions that put a complaint finally. Against Poland in the European Court of Justice also questioned this. So we now have an example What happens if there is no independent judiciary is the rule of law is actually broken. We have in the living example off the decision. That is not a court ruling. And now we have to take all the forces to bring this to the light and to win this in court in the independent course. You're thinking about the legal and the medical challenges to this ruling. But where the protests going from here tomorrow we are protesting in churches outside of the churches. And we're telling the Catholic Church of Poland that is extremely happy with the bond that they think will be imposed in Poland that they are wrong with putting their own religion above women's rights. And on Monday we go carb locates and their old locates all over Poland, and on the Wednesday we strike because the police state is not working properly anymore with the panda. Mia was declared the economy crisis of and with the human rights crisis, so we might as well stop Poland for good until someone comes to them their senses. Got a

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Quim Torra, the president of the regional government of Catalonia, has officially been disqualified from office

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

06:33 min | 1 year ago

Quim Torra, the president of the regional government of Catalonia, has officially been disqualified from office

"Last November in the build up to a general election in Spain Kim Torah, the president of the Regional Government of Catalonia hung a banner on the building in which the government sits demanding the freedom of certain of his colleagues presently in prison or in exile, and what we are going to ask Mister Sanchez. Okay. Obviously and of repression to sit together in these table of negotiations with no conditions that means that we are going to put on. The table, these referendum, these right of Catalonia to self determination, and we want to ask Mr Scientific for the amnesty for our colleagues imprison this week. This act appears to have caused cream Torah his job Spain's Supreme Court has upheld a previous decision banning him from public office eighteen months a consequence of him disobeying an earlier court order to remove the poster which was held to violate election laws against displaying political materials in were indeed on public buildings. He was also fine. Thirty thousand euros treated to a judicial wigging for his quote stubborn blunt repeated and obstinate on quote refusal to do as he was told. Others naturally be afraid of these magistrates if the Supreme Court would decide whether to disqualify democratic and legitimate president for having defended freedom of expression justice prisoners, coalitions, and the return of the exiles these traits today have in their hands. Something much more important than my political futures wanted. Not For any banner. But for banner that defended the fundamental rights denied I mean stylish kitchen. Inevitably given the nature of populist nationalist movements of the tight which Mr Tara leads he and his supporters will regard this damnation as a ringing endorsement. The practical upshot of this decision is that Catalonia has a new acting president, vice president and Economy Minister Arrogance and the Embassy of Catalan independence have been stoked once again with potentially combustible consequences. For Listeners who've been sufficiently bewildered by recent global events that decathlon succession crisis feels like something that happened circa the battle of Salamanca as opposed to three years ago a brisk recap is possibly in order. In October, two thousand and seventeen, the procession regional government of Catalonia through a referendum on independence. This vote had already been declared illegitimate by Spain's national government ruled illegal by Spain's constitutional. Court. and was widely boycotted by pro unionists within Catalonia. What they are pushing is not democracy it's a mockery of democracy travesty of democracy. Referendum do not equal or do not equate democracy. The result was ninety percent in favor of independence but on a turnout of only forty three percent. Nevertheless on October twenty, seventh, two, thousand and Seventeen Catalonia's parliament. Independence Solutia. The COLOSIO Delta repetant parliamentary get rather sit down. Though in Punta. The worst Zimba. Spain's national government was unimpressed by this and accordingly sacked Catalonia's leaders dissolved its parliament and instituted direct rule from Madrid Catalonia's. Can Preach Demont and a few other putative architects of the Catalan nation skipped the country. Wisely, it turned out those who stayed were arrested and charged with treason several received hefty prison sentences including Catalan vice president, Auriol Carris, currently serving thirteen years. President preached amount remains in exile in Belgium from where he has managed to get elected to European Parliament as a representative of Spain Vice? President John Carey has also been elected to European Parliament although for obvious reasons is yet take his seat. Absolutely none of which has caused the idea of Catalan independence to go away at least not entirely though recent polls do suggest dwindling enthusiasm for the idea from nearly forty nine percent at the time of the referendum to perhaps forty two percent. Now, President Torre has strongly suggested that regional elections may be held early in two thousand, twenty one, which he is already framing as a choice as he puts it between democracy and freedom or repression and imposition. The, difficulty with this argument is that in the present dispensation, Catalonia is not short of either democracy or freedom. It is the richest part of what is by global standards a wealthy country. It enjoys considerable autonomy electing its own parliament flying signed flag, speaking its own language, controlling its own police and many of the public services, including schools and healthcare. The Catalan independence movement often looks and sounds less like some heroic struggle to slough off a brutal imperialist yoke. The net does populist insurrection like Brexit, another self indulgent tantrum thrown by the complacent citizens of a prosperous and orderly nation rebelling against some imaginary tyranny door is breaking. Independent United Kingdom. The difference of course is that Mr Torah his colleagues and supporters do have a case on the repression and imposition front as well. The referendum of two thousand and seventeen was a stunt which all, but begged Madrid to overreact and indeed. Did Not just in its heavy-handed persecutions of the independence movements, ringleaders. But in the ham-fisted response of the National Police and Guardia Civil, which left hundreds of pro-independence protestors injured and Spain's government looking like exactly the authoritarian overlords that Catalonia's government was accusing them of being. Versus the cycle of Grievance keeps turning in firing president. Torres Spain might be about to discover again the folly of punishing those who want to be punished.

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"constitutional court" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

03:26 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on KTRH

"Still a 79 81 k t. R H Top tax defenders 24 hour Weather Center. 601 Our top story the US at a single day record for covert cases Yesterday at over 68,000 Texas surpassed 10,000 Hospitalized Corona virus patients Friday, Governor Greg Abbott tells Houston's Fox affiliate. It is essential for Texans door face masks or else the state might have to shut down again. The only strategy we have left To avoid having our economy shut down again is for everyone to use a mask to slow the spread. I think then they will understand. Okay, it is time to go ahead and use that mask. U. S Department of Health and Human Services is sending a disaster Medical assistance team to Houston and then on Monday, the Department of Defence is sending an urban area Medical task force to help the hospitals. Back. The blue Car parade planned Anouk Aime this morning organizer's air, inviting anyone who supports local police to join them. At 7 30 this morning at Academy Sports, The caravan is going to be leaving at 8 30 following 59 south to the 6 10 West loop, then going to follow the loop all the way around to 59 again. President Trump commuted the three year prison sentence of his friend Roger Stone. In an interview with Telemundo, the president says in the next few weeks is going to be creating a new immigration bill. You look at the Supreme Court ruling. They gave the president tremendous powers when they said that you could take in In this case 700,000 or so people so they gave powers based on the powers that they gave. I'm going to be doing an immigration bill one of the aspects of the bill that you'll be very happy with that A lot of people will be including me and a lot of Republicans, by the way. Will be doctor will give them a road to citizenship. Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, responding on Twitter quote, there is zero constitutional authority for a president create a road to citizenship by executive Fiat. While President Trump gets hammered by the media on covert 19 black lives matter and every other issue under the Sun, a coalition of volunteers has quietly been registering Republicans for November's election. Last weekend alone, we contacted over 75,000 voters in the Lone Star state and over too. Lian voters nationwide then, Additionally, we have also doubled the number of voter registrations clustered in all of 2016 cycle. The Trump campaign's Samantha Cotton says they're also pushing a massive digital campaign with online forms hosted by groups like Latinos for Trump and Black Voices for Trump. Katie Our Age news time is 603 Saturday, Traditionally the biggest shopping day at grocery stores, one poles serving over 2000 Americans. About how their views on shopping have changed. Amid the Corona virus outbreak. Nearly 70% say they've been using their time in quarantine to reevaluate their shopping and cooking habits. 64% say they've tried out having groceries delivered 55% trying meal delivery services, 28% of respondents opening up about feeling anxiety before heading out to shop. 40% say they try to work out what they need ahead of time to minimize possible germ exposure in store the rest. Search conducted on behalf of meal kit provider. Hello, fresh. Kristen Goodwin. Fox News Space six takes another shot at launching the StarLink satellites lived.

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Lazarus Chakwera inaugurated as Malawi's new president

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | 2 years ago

Lazarus Chakwera inaugurated as Malawi's new president

"Lazarus Chakwera is expected to be sworn in as Malawi's new president later after his victory in a re run election Mr Junqueras told supporters the result was a win for justice and his heart was bubbling with joy he's on Africa editor will Ross this is a hugely significant moment in Malawi's political history and is evidence that neither the courts nor the electorate will prepare to be bullied or influenced by presidential power other countries in Africa of hot elections annulled but for the opposition candidate to then go on and win a rerun is unprecedented Peter mystery because narrow victory in last year's poll was canceled by the Constitutional Court after evidence emerged that correction fluid being used to alter the vote tallies he turned to the Supreme Court for help judges that came under a lot of pressure but stood

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"constitutional court" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Well well president president trump trump says says trump trump some some says says of of the the some some of of the the ten ten thousand thousand ten ten thousand thousand American American American American troops troops he's he's troops troops pulling pulling he's he's out out pulling pulling of of Germany Germany out out of of Germany Germany will will be be sent sent will will be be to to Poland Poland sent sent to to Poland Poland on on NATO's NATO's on on NATO's NATO's eastern flank eastern flank the president the president met at met the White at House the White Wednesday House Wednesday with the Polish with the Polish president president who's who's standing standing for reelection for reelection on Sunday on Sunday president president trump again trump charting again charting Germany Germany saying it's saying it's their fault their fault that that they are they now are now more more a vulnerable a vulnerable to Russia to Russia as you as know Poland you know Poland is is as I've as said I've many said times many times Poland Poland is one of is the few one of the few countries countries that are that fulfilling are fulfilling their obligations their obligations under under NATO NATO today in today particular in particular their their monetary monetary obligations obligations and and they asked they us asked if us if we would we send would some send additional some additional troops troops that that they're going they're to pay going for to pay that for that they'll be paying they'll be for paying the for sending the sending of additional of additional troops troops and will and probably will probably be moving be them moving from them Germany from Germany to Poland to Poland we're going we're to be reducing going to be reducing Germany Germany very substantially very substantially down to down about to twenty about five twenty thousand five thousand troops troops who actually who had actually fifty had two fifty thousand two thousand but will be but will be moving moving it down it to down about to twenty about five twenty thousand five thousand Germany Germany Spain Spain a very small a very fraction small fraction of what they're of supposed what they're supposed to be paying to be paying should be should paying be paying two percent two percent and they're paying and they're paying a little bit a little more bit than more one than percent one percent depending depending on how you on how calculate you calculate you could also you could calculates also calculates a baby a baby that they're that paying they're less paying than less one percent than one percent but but if you assume if you assume that paying that one paying percent one percent that's a tremendous that's a tremendous delinquency delinquency that use that that use word that delinquency word delinquency so what so we're what gonna be we're reducing gonna be reducing our forces our forces in Germany in Germany so we'll so be coming we'll be home coming and home some will and be some going will be to going to other places other places but but Poland Poland would be one would of be those one other of those places other places other places other places in Europe in Europe to Russia to Russia by doing by this doing this I think it I sends think it a sends very a strong very strong signal signal to Russia to Russia but I think but a I think stronger a stronger signal signal sent to sent Russia to Russia is the fact is the that fact Germany that Germany is paying is Russia paying Russia billions billions of dollars of dollars to purchase to purchase energy energy from Russia from Russia and and through the pipeline through the pipeline and and I'm sorry what's I'm sorry that what's all about that all about you spending you spending billions billions of dollars of to dollars Russia to Russia then was supposed then was supposed to defend to defend you from you our from our neither president neither president trump nor trump nor the the Polish Polish president president said how said many how more many troops more troops would be would sent be sent to to

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Malawi to go to polls again, after first election nullified

The World

03:55 min | 2 years ago

Malawi to go to polls again, after first election nullified

"They Connie is struggling it's actually shrinking in Malawi food shortages and hunger had been serious challenges before the corona virus cover nineteen only major challenges in southern Africa harder so when Malawians go to the polls this week to elect a new president all of this will be on their minds the world's only make a Condi has our story for millions of Malawians planning to vote for president tomorrow there's a sense of deja vu that's because the country just had a presidential election last year in may the incumbent president Peter Mutharika narrowly won with thirty eight percent of the vote he's been in office since two thousand fourteen international election monitors said it was a free fair and democratic contest but many Malawians didn't feel that way demonstrators across the country Hughes president of stealing the election the runner up opposition candidate Lazarus Chakwera did too so he took the issue to court to dollar packaging was too late is the president of the women lawyers association of Malawi she said the law is constitutional court noted several irregularities in the first election they are very good at it he's running strong the use of different parishes may require internal errors with the use of two banks was the right thing the two picks that she's referring to here was a white correctional fluid used on ballots apparently electoral officers used it to correct the so called voting errors this was only one issue that led to allow this court to take an unprecedented step in February they nullified the results of last year's election record even stays late ninety five elections because they leave plus the regular entities that affected the will of the people not brings us to Tuesday's vote once again the incumbent president with the recount is running against Lazarus to Cora a former pastor Bonnie faster Lani is a political scientist at the university of Malawi he says most Malawians are happy to have the chance to vote again they call me certainly it is very bad right state tourney recently published a poll finding that eighty five percent of Malawians feel their country's headed in the wrong direction under president with the Rica check where a is running on a message of change he says he wants to turn the country around improve the lives of poor people and fight corruption check where spoke about his platform during the weapon are on Friday so we have come up with an approach that says let the farmers out there get out of abject poverty to quit Aurora is promising to help farmers and create new jobs and despite the pandemic his campaign has attracted big crowds of supporters on the other side president Vikas campaign efforts have been relatively quiet another recent poll predicted check where I could beat with every guy in this election that sounds good to G. M. T. ECA she's a party vendor and the capital of the long way whose business has been hurting badly antica says she hopes this election it will be a turning point for Malawi I think tomorrow the government is changing in but I would I would be very happy for that if not doesn't happen Bonnie foster Lani says he worries that Chakwera supporters might say the election was rigged again and even if he does win Duong he says turning around the economy won't be easy that's not to forget the coronavirus the electoral commission has said it will put out hand washing stations and enforce social distancing at polling places the election results for the presidential vote and allow we are expected later this week

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"constitutional court" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

07:24 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"What happened in Taiwan just recently I a week ago Taiwan's Constitutional Court which is their high court decriminalized adultery in a landmark judgment stop holding personal rights and privacy now it's this bounces all over the place all over the world all over the United States all over the states and it goes adultery are you vote for example to well Mideast country Saudi Arabia you're caught in adult situations they kill you that's all your dad I specially if you're a woman and a stone you to death and it's very uncomfortable dying by being stoned to death I don't know anybody who has but I'm just assuming and then on the other side it goes to and this is California for example you can have sex with whatever and whoever you want you can have sex with the wart hog as long as it it's it's a delta consenting or hog it's wide open well not the animal part but it is wide open because you're consenting adults and then the state by state where in certain states it is illegal in the United States it is actually criminal where you get thirty days or ninety days six months and a fine of up to a thousand dollars although no one no one ever bothers but the laws are still on the books there are some crazy laws within the United States I think was Georgia and they just recently I mean a couple years ago overturned a law or got rid of a law in the legislature that actually said that husbands and wives good night have a good night engaging in sodomy now not sodomy the way we think of sodomy sodomy has different interpretations sodomy can be on any unnatural sex act so for example they even described it husbands and wives having oral sex as a criminal act and I don't I don't I don't see how you can even describe oral sex without a B. somewhere in there by Taiwan very conservative via country is one of the next countries to decriminalize you can decriminalize odd sexual well adultery hi consenting adults consenting adults it's amazing how that still on the books in so many places and criminal I can see Saudi Arabia for example because they're nuts with their brand of Islam okay got it it's going to happen you know they still cut off heads off for certain criminals and if you get caught pickpocketing they'll cut off your hand for example that's why they are very very few pick pockets than ever because is there are ever convicted a second time that's for sure all right let's go ahead and take some phone calls Lucy welcome to handle on the law well there is no Lucy okay angel hello angel welcome to handle in the long I didn't my wife hello we canal done back in October thank you if you have been ever since your working life until the end of March he went back to the dentist and it was kind of numb nightlife this will greens and if they get enough he said that the dentist that they've been working out left the parliament even even though I expected you know so that that would be a little late when he wasn't looking at me thanks again but now do that they can't do that they're just fixing it well they just don't know I don't they have a great talent I'm sorry the white they have a credit card number on the on the disputed then yank it back and disputed or turn around and sue them for doing it a second time now it's a little it's a little it's a little bit complicated because the dentist is going to come in and say no it's an additional it was a it's a procedure that I came up and was not caught the first time in a day told the Dennis will come up with some kind of crap and that's a real disadvantage for you because you're not a dentist so did they admit to you that it had to be done a second time to they admit to you that the procedure the first time was a problem yes the lady that did it it wasn't working there anymore you can matter that it doesn't matter that doesn't matter they're trying to play games with you so I but the credit card already went through right yes yes okay and when were you charged to the credit card get the my mother looking after them call the credit card company to dispute it they'll investigate that's the first thing you do is call the credit card company and dispute it that's number one and put this whole thing on hold and if you prevail thank you get back your money and there's there you're not gonna get charged for something that's disputed at this point now the Dennis going to say we didn't screw up it's another procedure or whatever the hell it is if they admit the truth you're you're done or they are dying you don't pay if they don't admit the truth which I think they're not going to because the way you describe it is a pretty sleazy dental office if they're saying the dentist who did it no longer works here therefore we're not responsible because that's garbage because the dentist is considered an agent of the group I mean you can't you just can't say that it makes no sense so worse comes to worse are you here to small claims court and and that's so difficult I'm less you can get a second opinion from a Dennis saying this makes no sense yeah I'm yeah I wish she had gone to the dentist stop for a second time when they say I doubt you have to come back we screwed up nothing but by the way I'm not holding you responsible because that's not something that people do very often how much they tag you for this second time angel right right one of the books four hundred dollars you may have to eat it no I haven't done that and it is live on okay yeah as if I understood one word you just said let's do it slowly do it with diction there was some and it was up thirty minute delay and then Michael to plant one hundred okay so wasn't four hundred it was five hundred I don't find it okay we still probably going to have either I mean for five hundred dollars is a liability isn't much all right this is handled.

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"constitutional court" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

07:24 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"What happened in Taiwan just recently a week ago by Taiwan's Constitutional Court which is their high court decriminalized adultery in a landmark judgment upholding personal rights and privacy now it's eight this bounces all over the place are all over the world all over the United States all over the states and it goes adultery are you vote for example to but well our Mideast country Saudi Arabia you're caught in adulterous situation they kill you that's all your dad I especially if you're a woman and a stone you to death and it's very uncomfortable dying by being stoned to death I don't know anybody who has but I'm just assuming and then on the other side it goes to and this is California for example you can't have sex with whatever and whoever you want you can have sex with the wart hog as long it's it is and it's it's a dead bolt consenting wart hog it's wide open well not the animal part art but it is wide open hi because you're consenting adults and then the state by state R. where in certain states it is illegal in the United States it is actually criminal where you get thirty days or ninety days six months and a fine of up to a thousand dollars although no one no one ever bothers but the laws are still on the books and there are some crazy laws within the United States I think was Georgia and they just recently I mean a couple years ago overturned a law or got rid of a lot of the legislature that actually said that husbands and wives could not have to not engage in sodomy now not sodomy the way we think of sodomy sodomy has different interpretations sodomy can be on any unnatural sex act so for example they even described it husbands and wives having oral sex as a criminal act and I don't buy it instantly I don't I don't see how you can even describe oral sex without a piece somewhere in there by Taiwan very conservative by country I it is one of the next countries to decriminalize saw that decriminalize odd sexual well adultery hi consenting adults consenting adults it's amazing how that still on the books in so many places and criminal I can see Saudi Arabia for example because they're nuts with their brand of Islam okay guys it's going to happen you know they still cut off heads off for certain criminals and if you get caught pickpocketing they'll cut off your hand for example that that's why they are very very few pickpockets in every week is there are ever convicted a second time that's for sure all right let's go ahead and I take some phone calls are Lucy Europe welcome to handle on the law there is no Lucy okay our angel hello angel welcome to handle in the long I didn't my wife hello we can help them back in October thank you if you have pain ever since your working life until the end of March he went back to the dentist and the final number ninety one little thing and if they're good enough he said that the dentist that they've been working out left the parliament even even though I expected you know so that that was that was in the middle of the month and then you guys charged again but now do that they can't do that they're just fix Leslie didn't bother just don't pet no I don't think they have a great partner I'm sorry the what they have a credit card number anon then in disputed then yank it back and disputed or turn around and sue them for doing it a second time and now it's a little it's a little it's a little bit complicated because the dentist is going to come in and say no it's an additional it was a to procedure hi dad came up and was not caught the first time in a date the Dennis will come up with some kind of crap and that's a real disadvantage for you because you're not a dentist all right so did they admit to you that I had to be done a second time they admit to you that the procedure the first time was a problem the there's an incident it wasn't working there anymore because he doesn't matter that it doesn't matter that doesn't matter they're trying to play games with you hi so I hate it but the credit card already went through right yes yes okay and when were you charge for the credit card that's it but my mother loved that people call the credit card company to dispute it they'll investigate your that's the first thing you do is call the credit card company and dispute it that's number one and put this whole thing on hold and if you prevail that you get back your money and there's there you're not gonna get charged for something that's disputed at this point now the Dennis going to say we didn't screw up it's another procedure or whatever the hell it is if they admit the truth you're you're done or they are dying you don't pay if they don't admit the truth which I think they're not going to because the way you describe it this is a pretty sleazy dental office if they're saying the dentist who did it no longer works here therefore were not responsible because that's garbage because the dentist is considered an agent of the group I mean you can't you just can't say that it makes no sense so worse comes to worse are you you go to small claims court and that and that's so difficult unless you can get a second opinion from a Dennis saying this makes no sense hi I'm yeah I wish she had gone to the dentist stop for a second time when they say I doubt you have to come back we screwed up nothing but by the way I'm not holding you responsible because that's not something that people do very often how much they tag you for that second time angel correct go to for the books four hundred dollars yeah you may have to eat it I know I deserve it on the net and and live longer okay as if I understood one word you just said let's do it slowly do it with diction there was some it was on a party mind did more than that Michael the planned by hundreds okay so wasn't four hundred it was five hundred I go to find it okay we still probably gonna have to eat it I mean for five hundred dollars is a liability isn't much all right this is handled on the law.

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"constitutional court" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Germany's Constitutional Court has ruled that monitoring the internet traffic of foreign nationals abroad by the country's intelligence agency partly breaches the constitution the ruling said that non Germans were also protected by Germany's constitutional rights and that the cardinals that special protection for the work of lawyers and journalists it's applied both to the collection and processing of doctor as well as passing on that doctor to other intelligence agencies several foreign journalists as was German journalists unions and the NGO Reporters Without Borders had mounted a legal challenge to an amendment to the door that sets out what Germany's foreign intelligence service the B. and D. can and cannot do the government must come up with a new law regulating its secret services a rising number of European teenagers are suffering from mental health issues according to a new study by the World Health Organization it reveals a decline in adolescent mental wellbeing in many European countries from twenty fourteen to twenty eighteen it notes that mental well being decreased as children age with adolescent girls particularly affected researchers also noted that in over a third of countries teens from low income families were more likely to report multiple mental health concerns the number of children who felt pressure from school work had gone up in a third of the country's examined more than one in ten students reported being the victim of cyberbullying in the two months leading up to.

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"constitutional court" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Germany's Constitutional Court has ruled the law allowing the country's foreign intelligence service to spy on the telecommunications of foreigners outside Germany's beaches fundamental rights this ruling by Germany's top court severely limits the powers of German spies it means that the country's foreign intelligence service of the B. and D. will no longer be able to monitor the emails all internet data foreign citizens abroad without good reason at the moment German intelligence sifts through large amounts of online data from foreign nationals to gather information some of this is then passed on to other countries the BND is already not allowed to do this to German citizens this latest ruling means the German spies will only be able to monitor foreign nationals abroad if there is evidence of the threats the BBC's Damien Maginnis Canada and the U. S. had agreed to extend their agreement to keep order closed to non essential travel to June twenty first during the corona virus this is Donald icon if those leading the Rudy ruled require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions reacting to a lack of diversity in hiring for those jobs the legal require teams to interview at least two minority candidates from outside the organization for head coach openings at least one minority candidate must be interviewed for a coordinator spot the rule named after the late Dan Rooney who won the Pittsburgh Steelers was adopted in two thousand three it has had some impact but in the recent spate of coach hirings you have gone to minority candidates during Super Bowl week news conference commissioner Roger Goodell admitted the changes were needed to the role Jeremy house reporting Tom Brady is leading the corona virus or NFL rules against players working out.

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"constitutional court" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:33 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Local my name is and I know that I am hello yeah and you get after this is all wrong young mon but for me and I did that with him under the law non native Indonesians cannot own land you can only Iran to land and the lowest we can do that is twenty years and then we have to pay again so we are not able to press property on to our children the next generation so it has a big impact on our community and it means that some people are really struggling hendo could doesn't speak Chinese he identifies as an easy Indonesian his family having lived here for generations but in daring to challenge the law will say publicly and co found himself the target of online attacks and threats made via internet command the I live among there were lots of abusive comments on social media and I was shocked by that yeah there was a system of the people were saying I hope that they implemented at the local across Indonesia side so I did you guys said leave I will split this is child I would be taunted with chants of cina Chinese even now when I go for a walk I'm called Chinese so I'm used to being let down and I have had to be strong all my life the court ruled against him upholding the law that bans the Chinese Indonesians like him from owning land in this region said that nothing I thought the guy yeah I was very shocked the court said the law was good governance they said that it expired people that doesn't make sense to me your race doesn't determine if you're going to be poor or rich I see the Chinese here in Indonesia as the Asian Jews discriminated against like the Jewish people were treated in Europe put into a box even though race this and determine whether you do well in life or he left for handle because he's tired of fighting the Chinese Indonesian university student is continuing his struggle taking the case now to the Constitutional Court just you contest the cultural heartland of Java is the only place in Indonesia that still ruled by assumption we've come to.

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Russia's parliament opens way for Putin to stay in power beyond 2024

WBZ Afternoon News

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

Russia's parliament opens way for Putin to stay in power beyond 2024

"Over in Russia at seven thirty seven Vladimir Putin making moves now to allow himself to stay in power for some time Vladimir Putin has opened the way for him to remain president well beyond twenty twenty four when constitutional term limits should have forced him to step down advised by Putin Russia's parliament passed a constitutional amendment that would reset the number of his presidential terms to zero that would allow Putin to run again for a fifth term as president despite a formal limit of two terms in Russia's constitution once approved by Russia's Constitutional Court it could allow Putin to stay president until twenty thirty six Patrick regal ABC

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Putin backs law that allows him to remain in power until 2036

PBS NewsHour

00:49 sec | 2 years ago

Putin backs law that allows him to remain in power until 2036

"In Moscow Russia's parliament laid out a path today for president Vladimir Putin to stay in power existing law requires him to step down when his latest six year term ends in twenty twenty four but lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment to change that Putin welcomed the move analysts to emotional technically today we can lift the presidential term such precedent exists in other countries including our neighbors but in principle this option will be possible if the Constitutional Court gives an official ruling that such a man I would not contradict the principles and main provisions of the constitution Fulton is sixty seven years old he has been Russia's leader for more than twenty years if voters approve the proposed constitutional amendment next month he could stay in power until twenty thirty

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Berlin starts controversial rent freeze on 1.5 million homes

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:54 min | 2 years ago

Berlin starts controversial rent freeze on 1.5 million homes

"The last decade or so the cost of renting a flato house in Berlin has risen steadily and sharply. It's led to fears that the city is becoming unaffordable to the very people who give it its young energy but this weekend. Berlin authorities introduced a Rent Camp. Landlords have been forbidden from raising rents on about one and a half million homes. The aim is to reinstate a sense of balance or Stephanie. Bolton is London correspondent for develop and joins US now Stephanie. Welcome back and how does this new ranked cat work while? It's a far more complicated than it. Sounds so The rent kept has come into force last Sunday and it refers to the To the level of the Ren SPEC in June twenty nineteen so if you are renting a flat in Berlin and You realize that actually So you can look at the index from June two thousand nineteen and you you see that what you're paying currently is more than twenty percent above the index. Then you can Actually you have to contact your landlord and say well. I'm paying over the Over the odds And therefore I'm now paying less to you but there are a lot of legal questions and the biggest one is that The opposition parties in Berlin half now called the Constitutional Court and score. And it's quite possible that Constitutional Court will say this This new Rent Cap is illegal because this has caused a huge amount of division in terms of whether it is a good or a bad thing. Hasn't it because those who wanted it introduced say we can keep affordable housing for people in Berlin which will then encourage young people to come will make sure those who are low income have a quality of life. That's not enjoyed by people in. Let's say London. Let rent in the center of the city are incredibly high. Those who don't want this to happen. Say That if you put a rank camp you'll drive away investment and there will be a housing shortage. Yes I mean. I'M A in everything. Probably the truth is somewhere in the middle but of course those who invest a saying if you cannot get the capital we need to reinvest that will actually make housing more difficult. They will not be more Especially social housing will not be billed. Because it's not attractive for an investment company want at the same time the the Senate in Berlin the Senate is the government in Berlin. I'm saying that's not true. We are actually building. I think something like five hundred new units of social housing every year and It is I mean after all is also Political questions a bit. It has become a bit of a populist question. Because last summer you've seen tens of thousands of Berliners going on the streets and protesting against the high rents and infect quite a lot of people claim that they are paying more than forty percent of their incomes now on for for renting. And you have to have in mind that Germany is a country where people usually rent. They do not own their flats so around. Fifty percent of people rent fled the whole life. They never buy a house and so it has always been something that You could afford quite well your your your house or your flat. It was maybe twenty five thirty percent of your income nevermore and in Berlin in the last ten years I looked at the index It depends where you are and what kind of house you got. What kind of lead? But if it was in two thousand eight five euro per square meter. It's ten euro per square meter so you cannot deny that has been a real rise in rents said tennis where this is going to end. I mean is the long-term image and identity of Berlin going to be altered by this change that's to be seen. It's really very very early days to say that and it They are already the first problems because there is not enough staff in the In the neighborhood councils. So the neighborhood councils are actually in charge is if you say you listen middle you listen wedding edition quarterback and you say hey. This is actually not dried ice. I'm paying too Too much you should call a contact your roof or council. The local councils do not have the staff to actually attend the people that decides Because he cannot just cut your. If you just don't pay your rent you actually get into a into illegal position so this is one thing then they have said they will be hotline. Running from Monday onwards hotline hasn't even cooked the stuff either Plus as I said in the beginning there will be several legal cases and the most important one will be in the Constitutional Court in Congress. Were in if they say. This is actually breaking The right of landlords in on Germany than the whole project is going to be put into question. Anyway Stephanie Votes and thank you very much indeed for joining us on monocle twenty

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"constitutional court" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on AP News

"Thailand's Constitutional Court says the popular opposition future forward party violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader and it's now ordered the party dissolved the court also imposed a ten year ban on the party's executive members holding political office the party's been an irritant to the government and the conservative forces in Thai society that back it because of both its reformist positions and its popularity Friday's ruling comes ahead of a no confidence debate in parliament set to begin Monday against prime minister Prayut chan O. cha and several of his cabinet members players on the U. S. women's national team are seeking more than sixty six million dollars in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U. S. soccer federation the damages were revealed in papers filed Thursday night in federal court in Los Angeles the women's national teams to the federation last year alleging institutionalized gender discrimination that includes inequitable compensation between the men's and women's teams among the documents filed with the separate collective bargaining agreements of the U. S. men's and women's teams which had not been previously made public the collective bargaining agreement showed a disparity in bonuses but also highlighted the different pay structures between the two teams trial is set to begin in may home sales dropped last month but the bigger picture is a little more complicated than that AP correspondent Ben Thomas explains the national association of realtors says sales of existing homes slipped in January down one point three percent from December but over the last year sales have climbed nine point six percent that's in large part thanks to low mortgage rates but the supply of homes is low just over one point four million homes were on the market at the end of.

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"constitutional court" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

11:19 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Running president also we ask when the next election is going to be in Malawi after the last one was in the old by the country's Constitutional Court sports as well Matthew can in talking about visions for the future of African football and small will type of what it is and how to put it up all that coming up here on Tuesday we saw this whole file with reactions to the death of Kenya's former presidents Daniel Arab mori whose pasta away at the age of ninety five he was the country's second president taking over after the death of Jomo Kenyatta in nineteen seventy eight and only standing down in two thousand and two initially popular his leadership was eventually mauled by widespread corruption and human rights abuses now a period of national mourning has been announced until his state funeral a short time ago I got the reaction of ambassador Linda Thomas greenfield who served as US Assistant Secretary state for African affairs from twenty fifteen to twenty seventeen I was sad now and I think in any case when a long serving leader passes away you have to so a degree of sadness and I was reading in the press that he has written a letter and I think every canyon man everyone who knew him where eating to see what he has to say in that letter back I think the one point I'd like to make is just to express condolences to Kenyans on the passing of the their second president and I think it's important to remember he was only can yes second president can he has a very short political history in in the scheme of things and yet when he came to power he was elected as you say twenty four years in power the word Naoto was use widely meeting footsteps and progression and yet that was a turning point wasn't there in nineteen eighty two with this attempted overthrow everything so it's the premiership turned into a dictatorship we have to remember that when we remember the month that way I think you you cannot get the history and you have to remember the good with the bad and I think nineteen eighty two as she said was a turning point but if you fast forward to two thousand two twenty years later and have was twenty four years later he would except the requirements of their constitution he stepped down and I think even more importantly than stepping down he stayed out of the public discourse of canyon politics I understand that he was consulted on a regular basis but he did not take any any public stances and I think you know history it will again be the judge of his tenure as president and canyons will be the judge of that ten year it's not for me an outsider to intoxicate on that but it but it's a complicated in canyon history controversy follows him though even in retirement in two thousand and ten a can you judge awarded twenty one former political prisoners hall for a million dollars in compensation foot for the torture they suffered in the nineteen eighties it was pretty present history and for the people who went through that they all still living with the skulls of that period the fact that he had it in their house in Nairobi as a tool to chamber in the basements and that was his own secret police is surely a black mark on whatever positives we take from his right eye absolutely and and again I do think canyon this will have to be the final judge of that and make a determination but again looking at the positive the fact that the canyon courts are able to make a judgement like that and have that judgment in Kenya again I think that gives a different view of the canyon that he left behind and as you say he did step down he abided by the constitution what do you think other African leader is not necessarily doing that right now can learn from him you know I think it's a huge lesson four of the continent we know so many countries in the region in which doctors said been made to change constitutions constitutions have been changed term limits then erase that third terms have been put into the constitution when they were not there before and we all the time and since those kinds of action and the impact that it has on people who believe in democracy and Walmart more you did serve twenty four years once there was a constitutional requirement for him to step down again I think he has to be given credit for stepping down and then not not involving himself in a obvious public way in Kenya scholarships ambassador Linda Thomas greenfield served as US Assistant Secretary state for African offense let's stay with the story speak to opposition politician Laguna agunah who joins us now Magoon was actually arrested detained under the Mali government expelled from university as well first off nobody that's going to cloud your memories and so what were you imprisoned for my gonna actually doesn't clawed my MOD I was simply picked up from the university halls of residence and and detained without trial I had not done anything except that I was one of the student leaders that's what critical of movies rain so there was mold charge and eventually there was no trial so I can't even say why I was picked up but I was picked up will be critical right and how do you think the country you know we always describe can here is a young country here is the oldest of elder statesman how's he going to be remembered this morning up more yes left a big blue light and has been responsible for most of the problems that can yeah its Christmas up more efficiently and knocked it change the constitution and brought him out one but do you and made himself above the law so when I hide that the date for mom busted up praising him for leaving power under the constitution the fact DC brought up with fusional change that made him the only problem I will totally tarian leader in nineteen eighty two and made con what did you do a one party the only part you can in so eventually after twenty four hours when you left it could not be that we thank him for leaving power that you are most web stayed on for twenty four years during which time innocent civilians were killed by you three GM tortured and many people have disappeared up to today then the institutionalized tribalism way out only members over he's tried to pry my leader right muddy Lee all got into senior positions in government I mean his defenders shortly Madonna's defenders would say that he himself began as a victim of tribalism me how to negotiate the inheritance from can the after went when he was taking a when he was vice president he suffered a great deal from that kind of thing tribalism is just a fact of life isn't it a bit much just to blame it on one man no I actually was a beneficiary of tribalism when get on we'll get the **** vice president under the second vice president Joseph more room B. was partly gone under partly must fight what removed from power it was because of tribalism so he's a beneficial your price to and and let's talk a bit about policy as well staunch anti communist which got him a certain amount of praise and credit from the west do you think that they over looked the way that he was governing particularly in the eighties the period when you when you were arrested all of course be overlooked moist legacy up to from now up because this is the same reason why you be I mean was imposed on Uganda because that you were supposed to be helping the UK and the rest of the west to fight communism quote on quote so he was a useful man in that kind of a sense and and he didn't willingly I don't think about you was useful to the west although the west believe that he was useful but I think I'm not the legacy that I have to mention is corruption no please do very flea yellow tell us about that yeah well you see they can get used to be Jomo Kenyatta was all of those things that I've mentioned but was much better than Daniel let up more because by the time you will conduct a died in nineteen seventy eight Nairobi was orderly hang out you know that you could shuttle system was strong even though we had problems but it was not the way that it was the usual or the or the date way out public land was openly grabbed by people holding public office at night will be the total mess no public system there are no house thing transportation system know what our system nothing at all everything ground walk on under Daniel let up more and and then I mean the important thing of course is that it's a long time since he was president how strong was his influence on the succeeding generations I know that for example he was very close to the current prison to who can you have to at one stage was he in his final years was he an elder statesman was he a man enjoying the fruits of his career how would you describe the lady is the later years because of the more he retired he continued or up in flames in what happened and so for example there was by the elections in twenty seventeen we tried to suck since Steve our elections really since more you left out I do think that is partly his legacy of course because all these people that to power up to more E. what in kind he but he was the vice president who could not the Honda peak from private life into power and that is that is that that's what it is we're gonna have to leave it that but thank you very much for sharing your thoughts I mean that's at vivid evidence of how the man's influence carries on a dead at the age of ninety five we are remembering the life in the legacy of Daniel arap more the longest serving canyon president that was opposition politician macu not Magoon out with his analysis before that you heard from a former US ambassador to Kenya as well thanks to will BBC world service line.

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"constitutional court" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on KCRW

"For the government to try to get rid of the future for just because they're afraid with good reason what is this for is diametrically opposed to the military let the stop was meant to do non considerados a political scientist at Chulalongkorn university critical wants to abolish the drastic conscription they want to make the budget to make the budget more transparent weapons procurement motor accountable future for their for a scene certainly as they existential challenge to the military let establishment and establishment that's been targeting the party since the general election last March and election widely seen as rigged by the military future forwards leader has been denied his seat in parliament and dozens of cases have been filed against the party including tomorrow's sedition charge which alleges that the parties inverted triangle logo resembles the symbol of the Illuminati which some tied royalists C. as anti monarchist is in defeat the Constitutional Court this is all future port based upon this far fetched Illuminati rationale I think the court will be the laughing stock of the world Paul chambers is a lecturer at not us one university certainly they the court had to accept this case because the powers is the center of gravity in Thailand any first seen criticism of monarchy it must be assessed but it would just be so ridiculous but politicians here have been brought down for far less the conservative Constitutional Court once forced out a populist prime minister for hosting a cooking show while in office Paul chambers as future forward may yet Dodge a bullet tomorrow but the powers that be know that it's time to get rid of future for party by hook or by crook buy any which way possible but to longhorn universities TD known punk sued a rock thanks banning the party might not work the way the establishment hopes what is stands for what it represents it's going to process and brought in what they want is a new kind of Thailand I think these people have seen the last fifteen years wasted by political crises cool they want a future and he says they're young enough and fed up enough to do something.

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French government to scan social media for tax cheats

BBC World Service

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

French government to scan social media for tax cheats

"The French Constitutional Court has ruled that the government can go ahead with plans to troll social media to detect tax avoidance session to has more details customs and tax authorities will be allowed to review uses profiles posting pictures for evidence of undisclosed income inconsistency is the cold college the low dress compromising users privacy and freedom of expression to avoid that the first is we have to ensure that password protected content is off limits and they will only be able to use public information pertaining to the person divulging it online regulators who have to closely monitor how the data is being explored

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Turkey’s Ban on Wikipedia Is Unconstitutional, Court Says

All Things Considered

00:30 sec | 2 years ago

Turkey’s Ban on Wikipedia Is Unconstitutional, Court Says

"Turkey's highest court says the country's two year ban on wikipedia is unconstitutional the B. B. C.'s Danny Everhart reports the ruling is a significant victory for the wikimedia foundation which to challenge the ban both in Turkey and the European Court of human rights it said it strongly opposed both censorship or threats leading to self censorship the anchor based Constitutional Court said the band had indeed violated rights concerning freedom of expression and ordered it to be

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"constitutional court" Discussed on Daily Tech Headlines

Daily Tech Headlines

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on Daily Tech Headlines

"And less like a neutral platform apple announced the arena. Three and Renault three pro smartphones. Three pro offers a QUALCOMM snapdragon. Seven sixty five five G. system on a chip with a six point five inch Oland display featuring a ninety hertz refresh rate hd are ten plus support and one hundred percent coverage of the D. C.. I p. three color space ace it features a quad camera ran the back with a forty eight megapixel main sensor eight megapixel ultra wide lens thirteen Megapixel telephoto with two X. Optical Zoom as well as a two megapixel Pixel monochrome sensor the Reno three offers a smaller six point four inch of full hd Ola display with a media tech immensity thousand L. S. O.. C. Inside it awesome includes four cameras in the back but operates sixty four megapixel primary sensor eight megapixel Ultra Wide Lens a monochrome sensor and a time of flight depth sensing camera both phones featuring thirty two megapixel Hole Punch Selfie camera four thousand twenty five million power battery with thirty Watt. VOC four point -O fast charging an in display fingerprint sensor Sir all running Andrey ten based colorist seven the Reno three will be available December thirty first in China starting at three thousand three hundred ninety nine yuan while the Renault pro three three comes on January tenth starting at three thousand nine hundred ninety nine Yuan Russia's Ministry of communication announce it successfully completed test of its countrywide lied sovereign Internet. The test focused on determining vulnerabilities to IOT devices and the networks resilience to negative influences with deputy head of the Ministry Alexi Sokolov saying both the authorities and telecom operators are ready to effectively respond.

"constitutional court" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on KCRW

"To speed delivery of goods bought on their websites in competition with Amazon online sales accounted for almost fifteen percent of total sales which rose three point four percent from a year ago excluding autos president trump boasted of the biggest sales jump in history but the overall sales increase was not as large as last year for NPR news I'm Steve Beckner Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's block on accessing wikipedia is unconstitutional the B. B. C.'s Danny Everhart reports the ruling is a significant victory for the wikimedia foundation which to challenge the ban both in Turkey and the European Court of human rights it said it strongly opposed both censorship or threats leading to self censorship the Ankara based Constitutional Court said the band had indeed violated rights concerning freedom of expression and ordered it to be lifted it had been imposed of articles alleging Turkey supported militant groups in Syria including the Islamic state Turkey figures towards the bottom of a global index for media freedom put together by the organization Reporters Without Borders the BBC's Danny Aberhart's Iraq's president is siding with anti government protesters and rejecting parliaments proposed candidate for prime minister and pierced Jana Ralph has details for him Sala had the letter told parliament he would resign if they wanted but he won't approve their choice of a prime minister the biggest coalition in parliament which is a runny and backed had proposed the governor of Basra a saddle identity for the position protesters though made clear they rejected that nomination saying they wouldn't settle for anyone from the political establishment in some cities in the south of Iraq protesters set fire to abandoned offices of political parties in response to his nomination demonstrations have been going on since October demanding a new government not tied to Iran or other countries and an end to corruption almost five hundred protesters have been killed prime minister Adil abdomen the step down in December in response to pressure from protesters and religious authorities Jana Ralph and peering use on Wall Street at last check the Dow up fifty points the S. and P. gains eleven and the nasdaq up fifty eight this is NPR support for NPR comes from T..

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Turkey's Wikipedia block violates human rights, high court rules

Morning Edition

00:47 sec | 2 years ago

Turkey's Wikipedia block violates human rights, high court rules

"Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled the country's block and accessing wikipedia is unconstitutional the BBSes Danny Eberhart reports the ruling is a significant victory for the wikimedia foundation which to challenge the ban both in Turkey and the European Court of human rights it said it strongly opposed both censorship or threats leading to self censorship the anchor based Constitutional Court said the band had indeed violated rights concerning freedom of expression and ordered it to be lifted it had been imposed of articles alleging Turkey supported militant groups in Syria including the Islamic state Turkey figures towards the bottom of a global index for media freedom put together by the organization Reporters Without Borders the BBC's Danny Eberhart

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Peru's Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after top court ruling

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Peru's Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after top court ruling

"An opposition leader in Peru Keiko Fujimori has been released from prison in Lima off more than a year in pre trial detention Mrs Fujimori once one of the country's most popular politicians was awaiting trial in a corruption case linked to the Brazilian construction giant depressed Peru's Constitutional Court ordered her released earlier in the week the daughter of the former president Alberto Fujimori she's tonight accepting illegal contributions from to rest for a presidential campaign eight years ago

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Peru court orders release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

BBC World Service

00:47 sec | 2 years ago

Peru court orders release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

"Peru's Constitutional Court has ordered the release of the opposition leader Keiko **** mori after more than a year in pre trial detention Mrs for the more he is awaiting trial in a corruption case links to the Brazilian construction giant all depressed should not denies the allegations Candace pets ripples Keiko Fujimori is the eldest daughter of the former president Alberto Fujimori she came close to winning the presidency twice a party held a majority in Congress until it was dissolved by president Martine Vizcarra in a move he said would help route corruption supporters hope are released you later this week may give her time to campaign for the presidential election in July twenty twenty one but the head of the Constitutional Court said that freeing Mrs Fujimori was not an absolution from guilt

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Peru thrown into constitutional crisis amid power struggle

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:32 min | 2 years ago

Peru thrown into constitutional crisis amid power struggle

"Welcome to today's edition of the Club List we start in Peru which finds itself in the midst of a huge political crisis with two people Paul claiming to be the country's legitimate ruler after the president dissolved Congress opposition lawmakers rejected Essen sworn the vice president as acting leader critics have called the president Mahmoud Abbas Cata a dictator supporters though say he is acting to root out corruption well Natalia's via Peres professor fesser flats in American history at the University of Kent and she joins me on the line now from Peru's capital Lima Thank you fear time today begin by getting. Can you talk us through the origins of this standoff. What led the president to dissolve Congress. President has been trying to implement meant political change in the country in fight against corruption in July he announced that he wanted to step down a year earlier and call hall for a presidential and election because of the stand off between him and Congress that was the main issue in contention but what days before the crisis broke out Congress decided to appoint new judges to the Constitutional Court it which is the highest court in the land the equivalent of the Supreme Court and this was so that Congress which is controlled by the position of locomotives does would have absolute cover for future proceedings and the possibility of starting an impeachment process against president. Be Scott got it because they have enough votes for it now he had been threatening for some time that he he would dissolve. Congress if if they didn't accept his anti corruption measures do you think his opponents just all the he'd never actually do it. President v Scott I was very patient and with Congress and he had the constitutional possibility to dissolve Congress for two moments they rejected his cabinet in it and this was the second time so he was able to call for motion of a change in the tribunal's election election and if this wasn't carried out immediately by Congress they would beat solved and that is exactly what happened. They never thought that he would go go ahead with it but he basically called their bluff congress than try to swear in the vice president as acting leader though the the president seems to say that will as I have dissolved Congress that act had no legal weight. That's right so the at the very same time as the president was dissolving. Congress Congress was impeaching him extent in express fashion and swearing in the vice president resident as his replacement. This kind of has the support of the police and the military has been a real effort to make that play on on Social Media but what about the public where where does the does the bulk of public opinion stand here somewhere around seventy and eighty percent of the public are with President President Martin Scott up so that that suggests that in in a political battle the opposition is hiding nothing well. That's right and today things have moved who very quickly and the in effect. The only thing that remains from Congress is what's called the permanent commission and new parliamentary elections have have been called for January as stated per law within four months. There will be new elections ten of the members of of the dissolves. Congress have fled because they fear that their names will be revealed in the investigation of corruption by oil-rich because names will be released this week by the judiciary additionally the vice president has already resigned from her post. So here's a country where the full predescessors assessors of the current president of all being caught up in corruption scandals won't took his own life when the police turned up to detain him and `and members of the now dissolved. Congress do appear to be pushing back against someone whose stated aim is to clamp down on corruption listen that exactly right so that that assumes that the he perhaps has gotta point when he criticizes the current Congress and says the needs to be new elections uh-huh well that's right and also his proposal back in July was that it was should not just be a legislative election but also presidential election because the term is a fixed term that should have ended in July twenty twenty one but he thought that because of the kind of Congress there was and the fact that he hadn't been elected with with his own man that led him to believe that there should be new fresh elections in the country would be free to choose new representatives both for the executive and the legislative a two and the legislative decided this. This was not going to happen in that. They were going to prevent this from happening so that's what the confrontation was all about. MARVEZ cutters opponents plan to return to Congress at the end of the week to try and depose the president. Will they even be allowed in the building though well the Capri the permanent could commission an is has been allowed into the into Congress today and they will continue to be in session because is that is with the constitution mandates. If Congress does all the permanent commission remains effect in charge of the Congress until the new action now. The Organization of American States is among the groups that have been appealing for calm. You mentioned there's a significant level of public support for the president president so far but are there fears that the long this political standoff goes on the there is a chance that it could manifest into enterprise into trouble on the streets while the the protests are in support of the president and our against Congress and the president has the support of the armed forces and the police so so it's hard to believe that Congress will really be able to rally any kind of public support for itself Natalia. Thank you Nevada who is currently. Eh that in Peru. Thank you very much for your time

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"constitutional court" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

04:16 min | 3 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on PRI's The World

"The region, any person in the region will be paying attention to this, and we'll be pretty excited? I have to say it wasn't entirely. Something that came out of the blue Taiwan has this massive gay pride parade. That brings in people from all over the region. It's known for having thriving gay positive scene. And legally the constitutional court had said. You guys got to get your laws in line within the next two years. And they snuck in right under the deadline got their laws in line and here we are. We'll get to how the Taiwan move on. Same sex marriage resonates throughout the region in a moment. But what exactly in Taiwan has been approved? Gay marriage. Okay. So that's a really big deal because, you know, other countries in the region are maybe talking about same sex unions. And even that seems kind of farfetched, and completely impossible, frankly, in some parts of the of the region, such as say, Indonesia, right? And I have to say you're going to see a lot of jubilation on TV, which is great, not everyone will be happy with this. It's actually unclear to me, if most people in Taiwan are happy with this. There was a referendum last year where roughly seventy percent of voters said they did not want marriage equality that vote is void because the constitutional court says no, it's constitutional. You have to allow this, but that signals that there may be pushed back. There's a lot of strong Christian force in Taiwan. That may be pushing back on this in the future. So Taiwan is now the first country in Asia to legalize same sex marriage. I'm curious to know what the rest of the region thinks of all this. If I had to. To put money on what the next Asian country to allow let's say same sex unions, Thailand, where I'm talking to you from right now back in the winter of last year. The military government passed a civil partnership Bill. So this is not marriage. It's a same sex union, that would allow people to have proper medical visits and inherit property and everything. So that law awaits, the new government in Thailand, which is currently being formed. Here's a strange Marco the Philippines. Okay. Rodriguez detained the president, there architect of a horrific war on drugs, which has seen more than ten thousand deaths someone who called the US ambassador, a gay, slur a few years ago. I remember that. Yeah, yeah, he supports same sex unions. But that's an interesting one. And then worst on the list, you can probably guess, Brunei, y'all. Let's talk about Brunei for a second, because I mean they just severely increased penalties for being a homosexual. Yet. In fact, Brunei's government came out and defended this to the UN, excuse me to the EU saying, yeah, stoning, and amputation for gay sex, but it's very unlikely we would actually carry through with that. It's not will not be very reassuring to people that live. There really doesn't get much worse than that. So even in countries where same sex unions, are being considered does he LGBT communities in those places, still get worried about homophobia? Oh, absolutely. And we're talking about a big range of, of different communities. So if you are LGBT in say, Achebe, a part of Indonesia on, that's very heavily orthodox Islamic place where they have sharia police. You are perhaps living in fear within the same country. If you go to the capital, Jakarta, you may be able to live a more open life move over into Thailand, and you can walk down the street holding hands as same sex couple. And it's very unlikely. That you will run into any problems until of course, let's say you try and get married and, and get full legal recognition so all of these different communities are dealing with different sets of problems. Some dire and immediate some people living in fear and others fighting for the type of legal recognition that let's face it in the United States was only given in our recent history, the Patrick win and Bangkok. Thank you very much. Thanks, Marco from Taiwan now to mainland China, and to the western region of Xinjiang where there are currently more than a million Wieger Muslims in detention camps..

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"constitutional court" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:11 min | 3 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on KCRW

"Martin today, brought a I in Asia Taiwan's parliament has approved a Bill legalizing same sex marriage. The landmark decision makes the self-ruled island, the first place in Asia pass gay marriage, legislation NPR's, Anthony Kuhn, is following this from South Korea and joins us now. So how did this happen iffy? Well, this law was the result of a lot of passively was the result of a ruling by Taiwan's constitutional court and the court said in twenty seventeen the country's civil code was unconstitutional. Because if defines marriage as being between a man and a woman in the court says, no actually people have the right to marry whomever. They like is a matter of basic human dignity. So the court gave the legislature two years to either amend that civil code, and if not, then same sex marriages would automatically become legal. What happened was the legislature decided to just draft a whole new law. And they ended up with three competing drafts, which differed on details such as who could be adopted by same sex couples what age they could form a legally recognized relationship. And in the end the legislature picked the most liberal, the most lenient of all three drafts. We should also say that a lot of credit for this goes to campaigners activists who have been fighting for this for decades, one particular guy, Amand, named T. John way has been fighting this fighting for this in the mid nineteen eighties when Taiwan was under martial law and his lawsuit led to today's decision, but there have been activists on the other side. Right. People against same sex marriage. That's right. Anti-same-sex marriage activists also campaign. Horrid and last November. A group called the alliance for the next generations, happiness, which is an umbrella group of Christian civic organizations, put a non binding referendum before Taiwanese, and it passed overwhelmingly against same sex marriages, and it was against ill BT issues being taught as part of national school curricula. So despite this, we mentioned that actually recent polls continue to show that a majority of Taiwanese in favor of legalizing, same sex marriage. That's actually what I was going to ask. If this, this new law, does it reflect a big shift in, in Taiwanese culture, and help people think about this issue. Yes, it does. And it's important to note that Taiwan, we leaves at the forefront of Asia on these sorts of issues. If you look at things. That are sort of, like, measures of traditional society structure, family structure, such as childbearing outside of marriage cohabitation, I one is way out in front on birth outside marriage. For example, there at four percent compared to such as France in the U, which is about sixty percents. So compared to other places. It's a lot less, but in Asia, it definitely leads. NPR's Anthony Cuna for us this morning talking about this new landmark law in Taiwan. Legalizing.

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"constitutional court" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Garrett. Sid morning, Markus. We start with some breaking news this hour. In Thailand, political party linked to exiled. Former prime minister Thompson Chinnawat has been dissolved and a tie cooed. The country's constitutional court has just delivered the verdict after the rupture chop party was accused of violating rules that prohibit using the Royal family in election campaigning. We'll bring you more as we get that throughout the show in Hungary. Prime Minister Viktor opens party appears to be on track to be expelled from the European Union's largest political group, Bloomberg Zoltan Shimon reports Manfred Weber the European People's Party candidate in legislative elections. Time was running out for Orban to prove he still wants to be part of the group is conditions. Include an apology from the liberal leader for running an anti you campaign in Budapest Zoltan Shimon, Bloomberg daybreak Europe. President Trump has said he'd be very disappointed if North Korea is confirmed to be rebuilding rocket launch site satellite. Images published yesterday suggest young is restoring a scientific leads to scrap last year talks between Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN breakdown at a summit in Vietnam last week and America must engage with Saudi Arabia to counter threats from Sunni, Muslim, extremism and Iran, despite the killing of journalists Jamal kashogi that was the message from General John Abdisamad during his confirmation hearing for his ambassadorship to Saudi Bloomberg's Glenn Carey has more. Congressional leaders were skeptical.

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"constitutional court" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

14:40 min | 3 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Am. Mayor on WNYC. And now we'll talk to an expert on Guatemala, the country's sending the most migrants to the US border. Maybe instead of Trump obsessing about Venezuela, which may not be threat to the US. He should focus on helping Guatemala with violence and political dysfunction or causing so many people to flee here Trump remember might even declare a state of emergency over this to keep Guatemalans out. And even if the state of emergency might be phony what kind of US foreign policy would actually make what Amaleans feel safe at home with me for this is Rachel Bo in political science, professor at the Ohio State University and author of the two thousand seventeen book the achilles heel of democracy judicial autonomy and the rule of law in Central America. And she has an article on the conversation dot com about Guatemala in crisis. This month over the president Jimmy Morales trying to stop a U N anti corruption investing. Gatien into his government. Her article acknowledges, the crime has dropped dramatically in Guatemala in the last decade, but says it is still one of the world's deadliest countries. Professor ball, and thanks so much for coming on welcome to WNYC. Thanks for having me on can you describe I in what ways Guatemala is one of the world's deadliest countries homicide rates are, of course, very very high. It's one of the highest countries in the world in terms of homicide rates. It has gone down in the last several years, but it's still above thirty per one hundred thousand people that's not as high as El Salvador and Honduras, but it is higher than other countries in Central America. It is by the way lower than Venezuela. These days how much is that the reason people are fleeing toward the US border. It is a significant reason many people who are fleeing towards the US border indicate that it's because of threats to their children or general threats in their neighborhoods as a result of gang activity. So the gangs are not just narcotrafficking gangs are a number of sort of neighborhood street gangs that also engage in significant violence in these communities. If Venezuela has an even worse murder rate right now, and there are refugees fleeing out of Venezuela. Why aren't they coming to the US Mexico border as many Guatemalans are? Well, I think a couple of reasons one is that people flee where they can and Venezuelans are fleeing into Columbia to some extent Brazil. Although, of course, Brazil has is trying to close off access for Venezuelans. And so people go where they can and Guatemalans overwhelmingly are going north as as are other central Americans, some central Americans do go south into places like Costa Rica, but by and large the access to flee is to flee north, but Trump and his allies would ask us a central question. Even if they're fleeing north, why don't they? Stop in Mexico, or why don't more of them flee south to Colombia their advantages, like, you know, most of them only speak Spanish, and so they'd be in a country where their languages spoken if they're not really economic migrants as opposed to people genuinely fleeing for their lives. Do you have an answer to that? With respect to Guatemalans. Would I would say about Mexico is Mexico also has significant gang violence, and there's increasing evidence that some of the gangs from Central America are operating in Mexico as well. And so if you're fleeing violence from gangs, you don't wanna stay in a country where those gangs are also operating. Now, of course, these gangs do have ties to the United States as well. But the United States is generally a safer country. And generally has a functioning police force Mexico like quantum Malla? Although to a lesser degree has a police force that has corruption that has significant violence against what we call strategic. Extra judicial violence violence taken outside of legal means by official actors and Mexico, thus for a lot of central Americans is not perceived as safe and listeners anyone with ties to Guatemala out there right now, you'll get first priority on the phones while more migrants coming from there than from any other country to the US, and what could the US do if anything in your opinion to help people feel safe at home rather than the US? Just locking them out which is Trump's emphasized path to one two four three three WNYC. If you have ties to Guatemala, two one two four three three nine six nine two for Guatemala, expert chill bow. And from the Ohio State University is the Guatemalan government and a crisis of democracy as we speak. I think it is many people are calling what's happening now a slow motion. Cu some people would. I'd say democracy has already been ruptured. The constitutional court has been consistently trying to stop president. Morales is moved to undermine constitutionalism in particular. President. Morales has been undermining any en has shuttered has tried to shut her. I should say they insist they're still operating an international anti impunity an anti-corruption commission, but the constitutional court has consistently tried to block him his government indicates that they are refusing to listen to the constitutional court as a consequence. Now, the attorney general who is relatively independent is seeking to start to prosecute government officials for defying the constitutional court. It's a whole mess perceptions within Guatemala of corruption are actually at the worst. They've been in twelve years despite what are have been some gains. And so, you know, the the political crisis in Guatemala is quite significant. And is quite apparent to Guatemala, and it, you know, they had a lot of hope after two thousand fifteen win the because of the work of the anti-corruption officials within the government as well as the UN anti-corruption officials. The president was brought down and tried or is awaiting trial for corruption charges, and but things have really not improved since then and if even gotten worse president Morales ran on an anti-corruption campaign, but he's been corrupt his family members have been charged with corruption. There's no indication that things are getting better. What's the relationship between the crisis of democracy in Guatemala, and it being the country from which the most migrants arriving at the US southern border. If any. Well, one major issue is the lack of institutional capacity, and the lack of institutional well, the police in particular are frequently corrupt our energy generally unable or unwilling to control crime. And as a consequence many people refuse to go to the police in order to try to deal with a threat to themselves or their families. They if they go to the police they often have problems like being asked to pay for gas for the police car. So it really is institutional problems from the top to the bottom. Ana in Brooklyn, you're on WNYC on a thank you for calling. I thank you for having me. So you family is in Guatemala. Yeah. So I have both family, and oh, Salvador and Marla, and it's pretty bad. She was right. In regard seeing. Cops are very poor. And they're usually getting money from a lot of gang affiliation. So no wonder we're getting a lot of people. Here are even have family who have to pay rent and pay a lot gang members money monthly. So it's it's I think worth over to the amount of what's going on in Venezuela. Is there something in your opinion that the United States could do to help improve the situation there other than simply accept the asylum seekers? It's it's very complicated. I've thought about that basically for a while now and the there's nothing there for the US really there's something there in Venezuela. But they they already did what they could with Salvador. In guatemala. I think Guatemala and ended up using the dollar as well on a thank you so much for your call and good luck to you and your family, professor bow. And do you agree with that that the US has done what it can do in terms of policy that aids Guatemala security and academy? I actually don't agree. I think that they could do more and they could continue doing what they have been doing. The US has pulled back support from this acidic, which is the international commission that I've mentioned previously. They could do further efforts to try to build up institutions in Guatemala and to help to root out corruption and criminal activity within the police service. But we have we do not currently in the US government have the political will to support those efforts. Sean in Bergen county, you're on WNYC. Hi, sean. Michael go ahead. Well, I have family what I'm Ali them. All. What we've noticed from her family, and people are in political is a lot of the Mexican cartels are getting pushed back in Mexico, and they're they're moving down where there's less pushback, you do not have the resources. Are you talking about that? They're not getting the support they need and these poor people are stuck in the middle. You know, the police can't handle that taken. Bribes you stay there and the money coming from America job told drug money from here. And they they can handle it and these poor people are stuck in the middle. And there's quite a few people from Guatemala here girl. Go hardworking people, they're good people. And you know, they just want a better life, and they're getting forced here, you know. And it's the same thing in Mexico. They get taken advantage of. And it's it's a shame. We need to support the government a little bit better down there. And he didn't help that's gonna stop it. And you know, if you can't stop the growth money, you gotta support the system. Sean, thank you for your call Mark and far hills. You're on WNYC. Hi, good morning, Brian. And thank you for taking the call. A professor I wanted to just ask you to comment on. So that was a missionary in Guatemala forty years ago. And a good friend of mine Jean Donovan was one of the four church woman Rulli raped and murdered El Salvador soon after that. And I'm wondering if you could comment today on the role of the church in Guatemala, particularly after full Francis says named Oscar Romero Saint most recently, you know, who's again really murdered in nineteen eighty during the time. I was there. It just seems like not much has changed in the forty years. You know, kind of what you're saying. I just like to comment on that. Share? I agree that not much has changed especially in. Unfortunately, in terms of the church. There were wings as you mentioned Oscar Romero there were parts of the Catholic church that were very supportive of the rights of the poor the rights of workers in Central America, including Salvador, but the establishment church in Guatemala was and remains quite conservative. Do they contribute to the problem or to easing the problem or neither? I would say neither per individual churches and parishes may be very active in helping communities, but the establishment church at the top is not additionally, many of the most conservative politicians, some of whom participated in genocide have been active in trying to push out. Evangelical Christianity evangelical churches in Guatemala, notably. The late general F rain, real smart who was convicted and Guatemalan courts of genocide. Although that conviction was later overturned on a technicality. He was he was very big in pressuring people to become evangelical Catherine in Montclair, you're on WNYC. Hi, catherine. Hi, thank you so much for taking my call. I'm curious if the professor can speak to I we hear many stories about women that are coming to United States from Guatemala facing domestic violence. And I'm wondering if the professor can speak to the in two thousand ten the femicide courts that were created in Guatemala, and certainly this is very unique among countries around the world but wondering if she can speak to efficacy of these courts. And whether there's been any improvement or correlation with migration rates. Great question. That is a great question. And I wish that I had a better answer. Unfortunately, I don't know about the efficacy of the courts, I know that gender-based violence, including intimate partner violence is incredibly common in Guatemala. The femicide crisis there continues in terms of femicide refers to the murder of women, and this has been a really significant issue in Guatemala City, especially but I actually don't have any information on the efficacy of those courts. So they're exciting that they've been created. But I don't really have a good answer. Fortunately, before you go just on the potential for the US to help improve things president Morales despite his apparent corruption..

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"constitutional court" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

05:45 min | 3 years ago

"constitutional court" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Republic of Congo were just over an hour ago Felix Jesse Katie was declared winner of the country's presidential elections. Having obtained seven million fifty one thousand thirteen valid votes. The equivalent of thirty eight point five seven percent, we provisionally proclaim that Mr. chickadee is elected. Some of the reaction. Now, we've been speaking to close that Blanqui who's the spokesperson for Mr. Chesa, Katie. This will be the first edition of power. Essays electric tonight. Three a people have not slept. People were not sleep is is birthday. So joy. Yeah. No perfect election. But we did beforehand that we're not really change the result or the outcome. And also say we also recall appoint everybody to know resolve to unites behind the president-elect Felix. And together let booth in your congress. This in many ways is a historic event and a historic election. There hasn't really been a peaceful transfer of power in the DRC since independence in one thousand nine hundred sixty but the result is still being contested by another opposition figure Martin silo. So for more. I spoke to John McCain buckle professor of economics at weather university in the US and an expert on francophone Africa. I asked him first about his reaction to the results. The only way forward right now is for the two comes to allow the legal process to go through and have the constitutional council. Be the judge of with not this provision. Results are going to hold you expect people to go to court. I mean, some of the opposition parties have already said that aspect the defy for you come to go to court, and I think that that would be the more the more appropriate thing to do that engaged in. Any type of violence, which would not be good for for the people of the. But the thing that I'm seeing is there's really no no other way forward, Dan for them to to allow the legal process to go through and hopefully for the constitutional court to do his job and make sure that it comes with a ruling that is based on the actual results themselves. Some will argue that this the results have actually brought to security as the leader. What you're saying is is that now it's contested. We're not sure yet this preliminary results, I think the process is it was designed in such a way that the constitutional court if given the opportunity should be able to intervene and make sure that the winner is indeed the person who actually won the elections if they do their job properly, then the country will be able to move forward. And of course, all of this. This is taking away from the fact that this is actually quite a historic moment. I mean, this is a country. That's never had a peaceful transition of power since it gained independence in one thousand nine hundred sixty and here, we are not only is there. A relative peaceful transition of power controversial as it may be. But it's also the fact that this is not an establishment candidate. This is not a ruling party candidate. This is an opposition candidate. I mean this in itself is quite momentous. Yes, it is mementos as you said for for two important reasons. Number one, it is the first time in the history of the country that an opposition candidate has been able to win an election over a candidate favored by the incumbent government. And the second thing the second thing is that so far there has been quite a peaceful election, and the is to become rich. Related for doing this. Even though a lot of members of the Mr. for you lose a come and not very happy about it. Do you think the controversy is about the process, and how the results have come out or do you think the controversy is about Felix Jessica d himself as a candidate and now as potential winner because of the reported meetings that he had with Kabila camp because of? Question marks about why he he had he he did that. And why some of the opposition parties are not trusting him and his camp controversies. It's about several things one. The secret meetings that a Felix come had with Mr Kabila Saccone. The fact that going into this election, many people considered Mr. Tshisekedi, the a candidate and minister for you know, as a more robust candidate and one who is expected to win the election. And Thirdly, the fact that the electoral commission delayed the resort for quite a while and allowed a lot of speculation about what what actually won the election. John McCain buckle their professor of economics at Weber university in the US expert on francophone Africa, giving his stake on that breaking news story from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just over an hour ago. Felix Tessa Getty was declared winner of the country's presidential election. About six here in London..

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