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Russian lawmakers consider bill that would give Putin lifelong immunity from prosecution
"Lawmakers in Russia considering a bill that would make Vladimir Putin pretty much untouchable. The legislation would grant former presidents lifelong immunity from criminal prosecution. Under current Russian law, presidents there cannot be prosecuted for crimes committed while in office. A new law would also make it more complicated for immunity to be revoked with an indictment of high treason for that, along with confirmation from Russia's Supreme and Constitutional court's. That proposal must be approved by both Russia's upper and lower houses of parliament and then signed by
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.
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
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.
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
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
Costa Rica celebrates first same-sex weddings
"Wrote Costa Rica has become the first country in Central America to legally recognize same sex marriage the move to marriage equality follows an August twenty eighteen ruling by the country's Constitutional Court which said laws preventing same sex marriage were unconstitutional cult couples celebrated the country's decision by holding weddings
Putin asks court if he can amend constitution to run again for president
"On the streets of Moscow Saturday police responding to protests against Vladimir Putin's attempt to change the Russian constitution the Kremlin has confirmed that Putin has asked Russia's Constitutional Court if a new amendment is legal Putin's amendment would allow the Russian president to ignore the current ban on him running again in twenty twenty four that would pave the way potentially for two more six year terms and putting staying in office until twenty thirty six said one protester I want him to leave already so that we can hold free and fair
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Guatemala cancels meeting between Morales and Trump
"Sunday the central American nation announce that president Jimmy Morales visit to the White House will be delayed until the Guatemalan Constitutional Court rules on legal challenges the two presidents for reportedly going to discuss Guatemala's potential designation as a safe third country for asylum seekers orders is reporting that water maillot apparently has no interest in signing any sort of agreement
"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..
"constitutional court" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"This is on point. I'm begging to Chuck Roberti. We're talking this hour about why so many families from Guatemala in particular are traveling to the US border seeking asylum in the United States, and what can be done about it. And I'm joined today by Luis Argueta. He's a Guatemalan American filmmaker and producer currently at work on a new film looking at the lasting effects of family separation adrenaline BELTRAN also joins us. She's with us from Washington. She's director of the Washington office of Latin America's citizens security programme. And we're again, we're really taking a close look at what's happening on the ground in Guatemala. That's driving is recalling it these push pull factors in sending so many families to the US border. An adrenalin me ask you something. We were talking about anticorruption efforts beforehand, and how and why they're sort of one of the factors that are central to the issue in Guatemala. But if I remember correctly didn't quite Amal and president Jimmy Morales very recently want to. To end or revoke an international Commission Against Corruption a UN commission that was either at work or going to get to work in Guatemala. Yes. Thank you. Thank you for the question. Guatemala had been making significant progress in the fight against corruption in grape part due to the help and support of the international commission against impunity Guatemala known SEC. This is an international mechanism that is very unique because it is able to investigate, but it has to work hand in hand with local institutions to bring cases before the local court. So the prosecution the cases are are all handled by local institutions, and in this way, it is able to bolster the investigative capacity of the local prosecutors in local courts and police and it had been making a lot of progress. So. Much. So that you know, when the president members of his family, but also very powerful individuals came under investigation. He started seeing a very strong backlash against the the commission, but also against you know, all the progress that had been made in different areas. So what you've seen is really attempts and measures that the current government has taken to undermine this entire effort, and to you know, backslide on all the progress that had been made in the areas of judicial independence of security and other another areas. So it was working is what you're saying. Which is why the receiving pushback from political elites and the business community. But the constitutional court ruled that president were else couldn't just expel the commission. The constitutional court has ruled in various instances the last ruling, so the president unilaterally tried to end the agreement with the United Nations. That created the the commission in order that needed to leave and the constitutional core basically responded saying that that was a violation of international law violation of the agreement. Unfortunately, what you see right now is a situation where the president the can the government continue to defy the court, and that has created a crisis in the country. Okay. So Lewis, oh, get let me just get your your take on the situation that here we have one example in which an important effort to see to clean up corruption in Guatemala, which could then, you know, ideally, have cascading effects and improving the nation as a whole wants it started working. There's pushback from from the government itself or parts of the government itself. So what does that tell us about the challenges of of improving politics and the economy in the country? Well. Adrenals talks about how forces within the country have been trying to get rid of of this something very effective on thank option organization, but we should also know that there are forces outside the country, very powerful lobby in Washington DC, trying to change the of the American public opinion against this the this organization, and you know, paid by very powerful forces in the water Malla and they corrupt forces in what amounted on the dumb one their their tails to be stepped on. I think that we should also remember that this is a presidential election. And what Ahmadullah and that the US should really be looking that these elections are carried in in a safe, and and democratic way, it's it's fascinating that an attorney general that had to. The country because she was part of this anti-corruption campaign is now running for four.
"constitutional court" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"The Oxford China center around a does this appear a lost cause as a popular vote? Well, as many votes in the last few years have shown Andrew. No until you've counted the numbers. But so far the opinion polling does suggest as you said that seventy seven percent is about the number that people have in terms of people probably being opposed. We should be clear what this means. This is not to prevent the institution of civil ships Taiwan, which is what the constitutional court would mandate. But it does mean that the actual use of the term marriage. If the vote doesn't go through won't be allowed. Can we just back up a bit and talk about how we got here. Why did the court's decision last year? Not settle the matter. They didn't settle the masterpiece essentially because of politics, the current president of Taiwan citing one has stated that in the past that she's in favor of this sort of the move, but she's become a bit more neutral on the subject currently because essentially there's a dip graphic split. Young voters are pretty much in favor of this particular move older voters tend to be against it. Because then we'll conservative since the current government isn't fantastic popular. It's not being that. Well, in the opinion polls. I think the president say has probably felt that she didn't want to stick a neck out in terms of really backing this proposal and has left us neutral in terms of which way goes so the political will awfully behind. It isn't really there is this primarily a generational split. Are there? Other factors in play. Is there a religious element of the conservatism? I'd say that primarily it is an age related thing. Taiwan is not a country. Unlike some of the countries in in in Asia such as South Korea, which have quite loaded, Yvonne. Who Christians kind one is not really quite in the same sort of position, it some more traditionally Chinese Confucian society at the same time, of course, as being a very red bus liberal democracy. I think it's more to do with the fact that traditional societies in many parts of Asia have not had the kind of moral opprobrium against gay rights that you find actually of course, in in some types of writing Christianity, but they haven't really embraced it either. And I think it's more of that sense. I didn't think they would be any great protests told until one if an indeed when the constitutional court mandated civil punishments arrived people on going to protest about that. But at the moment, the cultural mores mean that the term marriage is yet something that people seem to become civil with denies does the campaigning against gay marriage, though. And if it is well organized where is the direction in funding coming from? There is quite a lot going out, for instance, on social media these days, I think we used to the idea that world wide referendum a photo not in the newspaper. Has known in television say much, but actually in a social media echo chambers. And in this particular case, there are who suits of a pieces of you could really cool them sort of misinformation fake news going out there that somehow very large numbers of people will be attracted to to migrate to Taiwan from other countries. If if this if this causes there's no evidence for that that where it's coming from tiny clear, but I think relatively conservative movements have put cash into it. What we don't necessarily know is whether this will seize cash in that as well, that's not entirely clear because it isn't. It's not just gay marriage. That's on the ballot. It's not just gay marriage. That's the only question about LGBT rights on the ballot. This this five questions pertaining to the rights of gay people in Taiwan on the ballot. Is that just a coincidence or has this become a southern preoccupation will actually Ty one has got a rule saying that referendums can be held under sentence sentence. That's is in fact votes. Does have managed to get a variety of different resolutions on the ballot. So there is the potential for actually two contradictory ballots to be paused one against gay marriage and one in favor of unions. You need twenty five percent of the people to say yes to make it make it valid. So there is the constitutionally delicious if in personal terms, rather unfortunate possibility of two entirely contradictory referendum results being at.
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"You had a gentleman by the name of Valery Zorkin who is chairman. So they're Russia's constitutional court who even started to hint at perhaps we ought to amend our constitution much like the Chinese did this past year and allow Putin in this case to serve beyond twenty twenty four because he was just elected, of course. Yeah. This past March, and they're beginning to see that we need longevity, and we need to have capability to keep the momentum going in. And they feel confident that Putin is doing that much as a Chinese are feeling confident in president Xi as well. Not exactly painting, Putin as an evil adversary. And yet the title of the book is alliance of evil. So why why should we aside from the fact that the Russians have vast nuclear arsenal? Why should we be fearing Putin and an alliance with China? Well, what they're doing is. They're weaponising everything against us. You know, if you look at political coercion predatory economics strategic extortion information warfare covert action. You know, I could go through every one of those Richard. And there's a long history. And in fact, in alliances evil, I go through sixteen indicators in which those things just come out alive, and they they're like blinking red light, and they suggest very strongly that. Yes. Representing their interests. And in fact, Russia and China are collaborating just like the Russian Prime ministers have been a Russian Chinese Prime leaders have been meeting here recently and their defense ministers just met for time over the side for the interruption. I gotta jump in here..
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"Emerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as the new president of Zimbabwe on Sunday. This comes after the election campaign which was widely seen to be neither free no fair. Although the vote itself was peaceful in the immediate often beyond me shot and killed at least six demonstrators and a campaign of retribution has been taking place against polling agents and opposition supporters across the country. The results of the vote, which in the constitutional court by Nelson Chamisa and his opposition MDC alliance, the court ruling dismissing. The challenge and confirming mnangagwa's president will be it with a smaller percentage of the vote has drawn international condemnation and would appear to indicate that the judiciary is highly partisan. Well, David Coltart is a human rights lawyer and a former MDC minister for education and a Senator in the Zimbabwe government. He joins me on the line from Bulawayo. David was the court case fair. Good morning. Gene note wasn't. It it was. Completely unjust from beginning to end the way the court proceedings were managed in my view was unjust for a very complicated case. The the original petition was over two hundred pages long. It had very detailed allegations, not just of voter fraud, but of constitutional violations. And they gave the lower twenty minutes to put forward his argument before the case even began. The government had fictive denied to me. So three South African Council who again, to argue particular aspects of the case. So just at the beginning, the the case got off to a very poor start. And I mean, when doesn't have to have a lot of legal knowledge to see that the stage being erected for the inauguration before the hearing has been handed down. Kili mean something's up will exactly in famous. The constitution does say that within forty eight hours of the constitutional court handing down its judgment. The new president has to be inaugurated Serse. Suppose they could have used that that argument. But we had far too many other stories going about how prepared they were for Emma Simpson gangway to be the chosen candidate will or others president at which indicated that of course, they knew the result. So what happens next legally can can there be an appeal, any kind of challenge? No, that's the end of the road. The constitutional court is the highest court in the land of the constitution itself is very clear that any challenge to an election ends with that judgment Nelson, Tim ISA has appealed to an African court, but it's largely symbolic. It has no power to dictate to this Imbaba Ian government toot to, for example, reverse any decision. So does it. The government really needs the international community, not least to stabilize the economy what can be done then by other countries is it just seen as interfering in a sovereign state. To the international community going forward is that we don't need any waste of agenda. We simply need international community to. Referred to symboblic constitution as Bob. We actually has a very good constitution was passed by referendum in two thousand and thirteen, although test some Arizona. Generally it is an excellent document and what the international community needs to do is to hold misdemeanor godwit to the principles contained in that constitution. What next then for this very divided country. I mean, there are two schools of thought one is that we just need to pull together and four symboblic to be a nation that works. We must go forward. And there are others who say, no, this is completely unfair, and we should never ever support this man who is really committed genocide and it has stolen election. One point two, Gina, this is known about Amazon. Managua wasn't about Robert Mugabe. It's about an unjust system. At present. It's about the overwhelming control that the military has in our society, and that is what needs to change. We've had thirty eight years of this in particular in the last two decades. We've had the military involved in the DRC involved in business. We've had them she involved in our own diamond fields. We've had the military involved in effecting the outcome of elections and swatting the the will of the people and that is the issue going forward. If we just accept the situation, we will result in it while they will result in in us having a military dictatorship innocence for the next ten twenty years. And if that is the case, Zimbabwe's potential will never be realized. Geiger's catchphrases Zimbabwe's open for business. But when he took over Nov. off to the ta-chou's and bubbas international debt was five billion US dollars..
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"This. Group many of whom took arms to end minority. White rule in Zimbabwe was instrumental in ousting longtime, President Robert Mugabe and they had gathered here to protect their gains to send a message that Emmerson Mnangagwa the men declared president by the electoral commission would not be cowed. By a constitutional court the president, elect one by fifty point eight percent Full stop The election held. The July thirtieth has been criticized by American and, European observers, but, Victor, Monte Madonna the leader of the veterans group defended the process by attacking. The US they forced us to believe in the upper humbling nation, of Democrats rule of the people for the people by the people. Is dope people agree on one thing at the same time here. In Zimbabwe it is. Majority rule he says with just an acknowledgement of. The minority what we have here is. African democracy we define on democracy and whether they like it. Or not this court case has potential to shape Zimbabwe's democracy in. Fundamental ways, constitutional, lawyer Eric Martinez ninja in terms of developing a jurisprudence of the separation. Of powers I think this is one of the big questions, facing Zimbabwe Is Ken the constitutional. Court look at the case before it and actually, rule against, a, sitting, president actually rule against those powerful veterans Kenya's supreme court did exactly that. Last year and scholars called it an African Marbury v Madison moment, the judiciary establishing itself as a co equal branch of government cases. Like these says Martinez presents unique opportunities to advance democratic theories out. If the grip this. Opportunity and say right here we're we're a free. Judiciary and we are not going to. Get anybody whispering in order respective is as to whether we. Should or should not do nothing says this court is also walking. A tightrope, because, the decision will be about much more than law it will also be. Judged in the court of public opinion and in the streets The.
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"Traveler identity document procuring you're providing possessing such document so the plumber protocol couldn't be clear and anyone who doubts that they were escaping tyrannical action against them just look at the record he couldn't be more clear so the constitutional court now has allowed a c six action based on the because they bit caused got forced driver's licenses and credit cards again they wanted to change their identity we have witness protection in this country when someone wants to change their identity be to escape the mob or the mafia in this case the russian mafia and now they're they're bringing another action what is with respect what is the driving force behind seasick after first being part of an action that got nineteen years for fourteen years in prison for his wife and fourteen years in prison for their daughter and that's what the judge found what the court found what is the driving obsession here what i mean when you say there's been an investigation found no evidence how deep was that investigation how much was looked into the russian connection here you don't you know we know for a fact that thousands of business women and men in in russia routinely have their businesses a taken away from them i cut my teeth on russian human rights issues in one thousand nine hundred eighty two and my first term on a trip to the soviet union on behalf of soviet refuseniks jews who wanted to emigrate including people like yuli kaczorowski great people who then they had all these false charges brought against them often were sent to psychiatric prisons or places like probe cam thirty five and i actually visited prompt cam thirty five in the euro mountains just a few years later and heard hard tales of men who had been taken and tortured by the russians in that case the soviets but then we have a continuation of that and again the russians went looking for the big coughs took him several years and then they found him and had a willing partner called seasick to join in the efforts in it's all laid out nauseating detail unfortunately and yet there are people who suggest this overreach on our part trying to raise these issues and i said it before bill browder there he is the subject of tax unrelenting by the russian government unrelenting i was in a bilateral at the usc parliamentary assembly as head of the united states delegation these last five days in germany and at that meeting was chaired by peter tolstoy from the soviet side from the duma was some of the people who had been held to account under this ski act in terms of their wrongdoing their city right at the table and made two great umbrage at the medicine they don't like it we believe in sanctions we believe in personalized as a way of really trying to inhibit bad behavior and hold to account but then we have a situation where a family who is at grave risk in my opinion their physical safety is my overriding concern i want to keep him out of prison because i think they have done no wrong they've done with any of us would do for our families if a of a gangster group came after us and certainly changing passport to a new name certainly having a driver's license with a different name and now seasick is going after them because of their driver's license i begged credulity it's just it's beyond the pale as to why can you tell us why sir i can't speak to the particularities of how it works internally i will say in terms of beyond what i told you about the bit coughs before our embassy has engaged with guatemalan government we've got assurances from them that they will not send the bit cost back to russia if i could interrupt with.
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"Let me just make clear for the record that after being unjustly jailed for three years eager bid coffin his wife arena who said three months unjustly jailed and their daughter anastasia another three months for being unjustly jailed ego got out on bail but they were told they're not free there are under house arrest i just confirmed it again within the last couple of minutes with their attorney that they are under house arrest significantly on may twenty third i mentioned earlier before in terms of the chronology right before two days before my hearing which was in this room the court ruled and allowed them out of jail that was the constitutional court that was enough for seasick however on may twenty third cdc went back to the constitutional court in yet another action against the bit coughs this would be the third the third time so there's a pattern i think here on june twenty first the constitutional court in contrast to its previous decisions exonerated the bit clubs under the palermo protocol i remind my colleagues then under palermo and we're talking about migrants these are asylum seekers a family that was escaping the impunity of vladimir putin in his cronies article five as clear that migration not become liable to criminal prosecution under the protocol for the fact of having been the object of convex set forth in article six of the protocol and then it is clearly pointed out that producing a fraudulent.
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"I think the first stage that was also very broadly covert in in europe is the capture of the constitutional court in the late two thousand fifteen and here is important observation in the first part there was this discussion about the liberal values and i don't really think about what liberal values we think in the context of the constitutional court the president of the constitutional court andreja cleansky was a well known defender of of the life he was against the liberalization of the abortion rights so i don't like this context of putting this changes in poland into this context of struggling funds for some liberal values in terms of of of the social issues it is purely about the rule of law the next stages were changes in the ordinary courts were ministry of of justice arbitrary changed many presidents of the courts than we have changes in the national council of judiciary where in the past that the counselor was elected by the judges itself which was to defend the council against political influences now it is it was elected by law and justice together with the second political group cookies fifteen and what is interesting it was done also to increase the transparency of the council to begin the member of the council you had to collect signatures of over fifteen judges and civil development forum is still fighting to reveal these signatures we still don't know who supported these judges was still don't know whether this signature is really exist so it is why we fight in court to get the signatures and the last stage it's of course these changes in the supreme court and here again the problem is not the violence and the european union rules it violates the polish constitution and i think it is why the european union is interested about pollen because they don't want to have a member state which is for ordinary low violating its own constitution here we have the change we've in ch different situation in hungary where they changed constitution which is probably against the european union values and treaties and hear the criticism should be putting the different way but in poland it's about going around the constitution for ordinary loves it is not allowed in a constitutional democracy that poland was it was created in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine developed and strengthened before our entry to the european union and now we go below the standards so poland today would not be able to join the european union charles crawford the truth is that brussels can kick and scream and shouted poland but practically can do very little to change the course of the country to change the internal laws it's important i think distinguish between the eu and brussels poland should the eu put pressure on poland poland's in the eu so so this is part of the great tension here there's a there's an eu of member states and there is an e you of process and the commission in brussels preside over the the process preside over the rules so it's hopeless trying to come up with measures which will put political pressure on poland threatening to cut their money all threatening to cut their votes well articles seven is the nuclear option some people put yes but any any ultimate decision which involves member states voting against poland as such from vetoed by member states of course if it'll fail in other words mechanism no but i think what's happening now is that if you take it to the european court of justice if you pursue a different route where the european court of justice can say look as a matter of law the polish decisions are against european law which poland assigned up to then there are sanctions which you can do now that that's all very complicated and takes a while but it is a much surer an i would have thought in a way more principled way of dealing with it rather than trying to raise the temperature treat some of these things as serious but fundamentally technical issues alexander rabin scale you talked about a reaction against the the liberal elites in brussels what precisely do you want to change in poland that makes it go a different way what did we wanted to change in parallel michael the list of of european union crimes so long that i would sit here for at least saito is has i had to become all of them if you had two issues to go in a different direction i could pick the first issue was what.
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"That the term spouse includes gay and lesbian partners while they're decisions are not binding judges on the european court of justice usually follow the recommendations of their advocatesgeneral since the romanian constitutional court referred the case to the european court of justice in 2016 a u evangelical inspired movement has arisen in the country to constitutionally ban marriage equality you are both legally marry a marriage equality officially arrived in australia on january nine a few samegender couples were allowed to marry earlier than that due to health or financial concerns but hundreds of lesbian and gay couples across the country tied the knot several just a few minutes after midnight after the required 30day waiting period following their declared intention to wed those declarations followed the final passage in parliament of a marriage equality bill in early december we'll have a lot more from our down under correspondent very mckay later on most of these this way outstations a threejudge panel of india's supreme court including the chief justice announced on january eight that the full bench would be reviewing the constitute who should melanie of penal code section three seven seven a british colonial era law that outlaws sexual acts against the order of nature the law even criminalizes consensual oral sex between a man and a woman and declares the only penile vaginal sex is natural india's supreme court overruled a lower court decision in 2013 that had struck down the statue sang at that time that only legislators could change the country's laws efforts in parliament to do that have failed but a supreme court ruling in a separate case in august last year declared that privacy is a fundamental right and the decision even cited section three seven seven as an example of.
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"The government unadi the constitutional court is always maintained that this is an illegal move by the catalan leadership what does it mean for them could they be arrested will that that's one of the other potential repercussions of what's happening today that there is a feeling that colors push montecot lam presidents and other people in his government and other people in the catalan parliament the the catalan parliament speaker comifor cadel all of these people could be liable to face quite serious legal action this talk of colors push among possibly going to jail on charges of sedition possibly now that this votes has gone through so you know these are clearly very serious charges against him and he was aware of those as well as a people in his government so now we are waiting to see whether the judiciary will follow through on that those those possible charges i'm just looking up or one of us greens here in the studio arm and a huge crowd gathered outside the parliament in barcelona all very happy about this declaration but will that'd be many people in catalonia and a the rest of spain who will be unhappy about this well the independence movements for the last few years has you very much uh bean one pass of catalan society according to many poles a large minority suggest on the fifty percent so there are many catalans who didn't want to see this happening today arguably half of kaplans or possibly more who didn't want this to happen announced side catalonia i think it's fair to say that most spaniards don't sympathize with the catalan independence kohl's are they didn't want to see a referendum on independence the referendum we saw in october the first they certainly don't want to see catalonia breakaway so this is a very divisive issue not just in catalonia butch between catalonia and the rest of spain.
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"We win because we've got more men with guns carb area force adel the president of the catalan parliament said monday session ahead not yet been formally convened but that the court's decision to suspend it quote harms freedom of expression and the right of initiated initiative of members of the parliament and shows once more how the courts are being years to solve political problems the catalan government is understood to be meeting to discuss its responds to the latest move by the court it has previously ignored the constitutional court's ruling not least its order to suspend the referendum itself in a television address on wednesday the catalan of president carlos put about repeated his calls for mediation and dialogue with the spanish government but said the results of the vote would be put before the parliament quote on sunday we had a rough for and under the most difficult circumstances and set an example of who we are peace and accord as part of who we are we have to apply the results of the referendum we have to present the results of the referendum to the parliament speaking ahead of thursday's court decision these spanish prime minister mariano rajoy said the situation would only escalate further if the catalan government carried out on the path of a unilateral declaration a who's who said this murray out overhaul these better if prime minister right so he's doing the bidding of the spanish government right he's the guy that said something to the effect of we didn't want to send in the police but they made either they've made you defied our court order you are make it i'm not doing this of my own free will.
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"To twelve seventy seven sixty an ounce the euro dollar seventeen nineteen the yen one twelve point five seven tom and francine thank you so much now we earlier on spoke at t the finance and economy minister spain mr digging does he really slab down the catalonia mediation called yasser flag that banks could exit and actually find headquarters elsewhere and i asked him whether he was concerned about a run on deposits sieve banks in catalonia and he said he wasn't because independence not an option just owing to happen capone yes it's not throw in two to three independent take on national radio so this is an a scenario that even a con the blake because we are fully cooperate that again at half the ribbit to fake all the actions on to use all the instruments are about disposal in order to avoid that so that was mr duquesne dust there of spain now let's get straight to retreat go very well a who's been covering the story for us very very closely ridge rego welcome to bloomberg surveillance on radio now we heard from the spanish court that actually there suspending the parliamentary session in catalonia that was meant to be on monday what does that mean our tensions escalating it is the constitutional court which is the highest named corp constitutional matters have deterence had exceptional urgency and at the at the meeting kohl for monday i can lead to an collation of all have and the request to to have the suspended with presented by the socialist party in catalonia which is the socialist party the biggest party in in in pain and hood open tenant confront because it means at the quiz pushed not by the government so but by its main of party who's kind of pekannen in inbetween position at an one total blah hey to all sort of referendum had to say about it with an a one independent for that same time was at the saint constitutional court also said the referendum could go ahead and then of course catalonia still went to do it so do this i guess session of the catalan parliament could still go on it could at could at it would be clearly again the law because this is the most important court and.
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"Is pnfe is presented by heinecke welcoming ends this edition of the as tennessee i'm dan thomas shack his cell omni moreno alongside me soot roberson we'll be here a little later on terrified on these weekend's action in the premier league but we stance in spain and specifically what happening catalunia over the last twenty four hours barcelona beijing less parliament's at three now in front of an empty camp now but that's not really this story is what was going on outside sit was in barcelona full this game said before we talk about the mass obviously that's very much secondrater what happens today just to explain to people laugh at necessarily follow this story why we saw these extraordinary scenes on the streets of barcelona today in an equipped could simplify the kind of clunky bicycles possible essentially woke up on on her a vote on independence referendum on independence woke up the pike wife in spain the spanish constitutional court illegal spanish government legal base would have no democratic validity but we need the clock run palmer's got like build up for this week accused of news from the spanish government trump event close polling station white ballot could look at your or go online bulk putting bike hacking into the making sure but i work and then this morning police station gun and national police civil guards got leaks from spain some she'd begonup closer crime quote prevent people from from both in mice will admit legal referendum by cray in which we saw the the clearly.
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"I mean we not necessarily in terms of growth but sunni in terms of its export performance is important because as has been historically the basis of postwar german economic growth but it also just has i think the best way of describing is safety vowels for dealing with the kinds of issues that have caused problems in other west european politics and particularly that is true in relation to the so if you take the issue of montre integration although it had the potential it clearly when i fdi came on the scene which began life not as a party which is engaging with the refugee question of it was a party that was engaging with the euro on what the ecb was doing is to say the german constitutional court can actually put some limits on what the monetary response of the ecb is a con overrule what the ecb does but every time that merck wanted to do something and every time the ecb made a new move then effectively it had to wait for the german constitutional court to say it was okay on that means that situation in which you can make an argument light but she was skeptics come that says essentially that european law triumphs over british law and the not so fundamental constitutional problem that argument can't really work in germany for are you saying to bring it back to us on the were obsessed with her in politics but in the british case had there been some kind of constitutional equivalent brexit would not have had the momentum that it did as a something will in the end would have to be resolved by referendum yeah i do think that's the case i think that if you look at the history of britain's constitutional relationship with the ec's it them was when britain joined in the difficulties it would caused by the means of accession and the fact that then a referendum had to be effectively held retrospectively to legitimate that and then the difficulties that were caused after black called for the referendum on the constitutional treaty that he then didn't have to hold because the french and the and the dutch said no to it but that did not than lead to gordon brown.
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"The regional authorities insist the referendum will take place on the first of all ctober but the issue sounds a deeply discordant note in madrid the constitutional court has suspended the region's referendum law and the spanish government has promised to block the votes the two sides are on a collision course danny abe heart the you un human rights chief zayd route of hussein said systematic attacks on most muslim ra hinges in me on ma amount to ethnic cleansing the burmese military has been conducting an operation in rick kind state in response to attacks by roque injure militants paul adams reports despite the criticisms levelled at mombasa brilliant leader on sunk chee western governments seem unwilling to undermine have fragile position but mr alhussein issue this warning what he called me on mas complete denial of reality was doing great damage to the international standing of a government which had until recently benefited from immense goodwill wilt news from the bbc officials in egypt say at least eighteen policemen have been killed in an attack on a security convoy in the sinai peninsula a series of roadside bombs were detonated before gunmen opened fire the islamic state group said it carried out the attack which destroyed three vehicles security officials said military units were pursuing the assailants it's the latest incident in the sinai where sunni militants have been waging a campaign against the egyptian government the nobel laureate and rights activist kailash satyarthi has launched a protest march across india to highlight the plight of trafficked and sexually abused children government figures suggest a steady increase in recorded sexual and violent crimes against children although it's thought many go unreported the norwegian refugee council says nearly seven and a half million children in the democratic republic of congo do not go to school the nlc said children who have no schooling and more likely to join armed groups his eyes africa editor mary hop the norwegian refugee council said the problem was nice to keith tim the kasai region hundreds of thousands of children have been displaced by conflict more than nine hundred schools have been destroyed in the.
"constitutional court" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Poverty and extreme poverty the trial of rios mont was a tipping point in the history of guatemala and five hundred years israeli about also what happened afterwards what were the forces that were let loose and how did that change guatemala what's the kasey was response to the trials funding the cuss seeff is the agricultural industrial organization and represents the eight families who control the economy of water mollah they were appalled by the guilty conviction and they sought to change it by appealing to the constitutional court the highest court in guatemala the constitutional court then voted based on the evidence and they voted three two two to vacate the verdict but there were two dissenters and three people that voted to vacate it and do we were underwood ground said they vacate this despite the fact that it's quite obvious that these things happen they've vacated on procedural issues sd never on evidentiary issues so what actually happened the mayans so many minds were killed but others escaped to the mountains after their homes were destroyed a during but we're we're calling a genocide right 1982 in 1983 and those were some of the most potent witnesses in the trial and those are some of the most interesting uh spokespeople now for what actually happened and for finding a way forward in guatemala for changing structural racism in the country and one of those people is daniel pasquale who he who created the committee of peasant unity he was one of the early members yes he wasn't he accused of attempted murder he was but you know this is it's happening all over the world leonard with human rights defenders and environmental activists who are being criminalised i mean better custody was jailed an an and call the.