Dubai Ruler amends law on judicial fees in Dubai Courts
Dubai: In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has issued Law No. (7) of 2020, which partially amends Law No. (21) of 2015 on judicial fees in Dubai courts.According to Article (7) of the new Law, 50 per cent of applicable court fees should be paid on registering a dispute with the Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes. The remainder is due when the case is referred to the competent court in the event of no settlement. The 50 per cent fees will be refunded if the dispute is settled under the media...
Judge abruptly reverses order to have fact-finder investigate South Florida ICE jails
MIAMI — Just hours after appointing an independent fact-finder to investigate possible “inhumane conditions, deliberate indifference and cruel and unusual punishment” at three South Florida immigration detention centers, a Miami federal judge abruptly reversed her order Monday without explanation.In an eight-page scathing order filed earlier in the day, U.S. District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke assigned an investigator to determine whether or not U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have violated her previous court orders aimed at preventing coronavirus cases behind bars.However,...
Law regulating drone operations will support development of ‘Dubai Sky Dome’ project
Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), said the issuance of Law No. (4) of 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, regulating the operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones in the emirate, establishes the framework for Dubai to be one of the world’s leading cities in shaping the future of civil aviation.“Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is constantly looking to develop initiatives that support His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Ras...
How COVID-19 affects education for people with disabilities in Ghana
When COVID-19 hit Ghana, many students with special needs shifted to online learning and had to use digital platforms not designed for people with disabilities. Photo of a person using a mobile phone in Ghana by Amuzujoe, July 22, 2019, via Wikimedia Commons CC BY 4.0.In Ghana, education has undergone a series of reforms, but the educational experiences of people with disabilities (PWDs) are often neglected.As the coronavirus hit Ghana, researchers have looked at its impact on working-class students and students in rural areas, but not specifically on students with special needs — especially w...
Senate Republicans seek to join defense in Minnesota abortion case
MINNEAPOLIS — Days after the United States Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana abortion law, Minnesota Senate Republicans moved to get involved in a legal battle over the state’s own measures on abortion access.In a party-line vote Thursday evening, the Senate Rules Committee voted to hire outside counsel to defend a slate of state abortion restrictions against an ongoing lawsuit.Backers of the lawsuit are seeking to strike down a number of longstanding laws, including state’s 24-hour waiting period, two-parent parental notification for patients under 18, and a burial or cremation requiremen...
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With 12 in Texas on federal death row, Justice Department resumes executions
AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week declined to hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s revised federal death penalty practice, and the four men who appealed their executions are scheduled to be put to death this summer.The U.S. Justice Department has said additional executions will be set at a later date. The last federal execution, in any state, took place in 2003.None of the four cases is from Texas, but even if the Supreme Court had temporarily blocked the men’s executions, such a decision would not have had an effect on those on federal death row in the Lone St...
Nigeria declares ‘state of emergency’ on rape and sexual assault
Triple G: Girls Go for Greatness members from Lagos and Ogun state at the “Guard Against Rape” seminar in Lagos, February 13, 2016, via CEE Hope on Flickr CC BY 4.0.In June, Nigeria declared astate of emergency on rape and sexual violence in all 36 Nigerian states.Earlier that month, activists from women-led groups marched and sent a memo to Nigeria’s House of Representatives, demanding Nigeria to adopt and properly implement the 2015 Violence Against Prohibition Person’s Act (VAPP).This was triggered by brutal rape cases reported in May and June: Barakat Bello was raped and killed in her home...
'Relief and gratitude': Maya Moore describes Jonathan Irons' freedom
Anyone who watched the video could see the emotion. A day later Maya Moore — relieved, exhausted, exhilarated — remembers racing to the prison where Jonathan Irons was about to emerge, watching him walk through the doors that had kept him, being overcome.“Well, apparently, I couldn’t keep standing,” Moore joked Thursday in a national video conference call. “I fell to my knees. It felt so surreal to watch him walking on the other side of those doors.”It was like winning a championship, said Moore, who should know. The former NCAA and Olympic champion helped lead the Lynx to four WNBA titles.And...
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Law tailored to boost HK development
By Liang Haiming | China Daily | Updated: 2020-07-03 07:02The promulgation of the national security legislation for Hong Kong by the special administrative region's government on Tuesday will end the violent activities of anti-government demonstrators while plugging the national security loopholes in the SAR.Since China's top legislature passed the law at a time when Beijing and Washington－indeed the whole world－are undergoing unprecedented changes, will Hong Kong's violent protesters continue to be ambivalent about China's sovereignty over the SAR?Will some in Hong Kong continue to oppose Hon...
Court rules Jackie Robinson West team may seek reinstatement of 2014 Little League championship
CHICAGO — Parents of the Jackie Robinson West team that had its Little League World Series national title stripped due to players’ ineligibility may proceed with their lawsuit seeking reinstatement of the championship, a court has ruled.The ruling is the latest twist in a story that first captivated fans when the team of African American boys from Chicago’s South Side won the national championship in 2014.After the title, an administrator from a rival suburban league complained that the team had taken players from outside its territory, which would have made them ineligible.A Little League Bas...