Citing Parlade’s red-tagging, petitioners press SC for preliminary injunction vs anti-terrorism law
Citing Parlade’s red-tagging, petitioners press SC for preliminary injunction vs anti-terrorism lawMANILA, Philippines — Calling on the Supreme Court to protect their, and the citizens’ rights, petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 on Monday pressed the tribunal to issue a preliminary injunction against the implementation of the law.Members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, represented by the National Union of Peoples Lawyers, filed a 12-page Manifestation with Omnibus Motion before the SC, reiterating their prayer for a status quo ante, temporary restraining order or preliminary...
Kano Assembly passes free, compulsory Education bill
The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday passed into law, the bill for the state’s free and compulsory Universal Basic and Secondary Education bill 2020.The Assembly passed the bill into law after the third reading by the Clerk of the Assembly, Abdullahi Alfa, during a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Abdulazeez Gafasa.Speaking to newsmen shortly after the adjourning sitting, Kabiru Dashi, the House Majority Leader (APC Kiru Constituency) said the bill was brought before the House by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.According to him, the law is aimed at supporting the implementation of the govern...
New law will legalize digital yuan
China's central bank Photo:cnsphotoSeventeen years after the second amendment of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the People's Bank of China was approved, public comments are being taken on a new draft version that was proposed on Friday.Analysts said that the new draft, if passed, will help reduce financial risks by giving the central bank a larger role in the use of a digital currency. It will also address money laundering, reduce costs and win China more financial status in the world.The draft law addresses for the first time the central bank's determination to reduce systemic f...
Parliament Passes Petroleum Hub Bill
Osei Kyei Mensah-BonsuA PROPOSED law that will give government the power to establish a petroleum and petrochemical base in Ghana to ensure value-addition to the country’s petroleum resources and job creation has passed its final hurdle in Parliament.The Petroleum Hub Development Corporation Bill 2020, which passed through the House by a unanimous voice vote, would now go to the President for assent.The government said the legislation would provide the legal framework for the establishment of the petrochemical base projected to “contribute enormously to the economic growth of the country throu...
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SC determining common issues for anti-terror law oral arguments
SC determining common issues for anti-terror law oral argumentsKristine Joy Patag(Philstar.com) – October 23, 2020 – 2:38pmMANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court is determining common issues raised in the dozens of petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 for the coming oral arguments, Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta said Friday.In the “Chief Justice Meets the Press” event on Friday, Peralta explained that the justice-in-charge of the petitions is coming up with the common issues raised in the 37 petitions against the anti-terrorism law. He stressed that they cannot proceed with the or...
Ask the UAE law: ‘Help, land I’ve bought is smaller than what purchase contract says’
Question 1: Three years ago, I bought a plot of land to develop it and paid for it in full in agreement with the engineering consultancy office. I got the necessary drawings and licenses from the competent authorities, which cost me large sums of money and time. However, before starting the construction of the project, I found out that the land area was 15 per cent less than the total area indicated in the purchase contract. Am I entitled to cancel the purchase agreement because of this matter, knowing that I do not want any compensation?Answer 1: The Executive Council Resolution No. (6) Of 20...
DOJ official: Law enforcers to train on anti-terrorism law to avoid ‘different interpretation’
DOJ official: Law enforcers to train on anti-terrorism law to avoid ‘different interpretation’(Philstar.com) – October 21, 2020 – 4:06pmMANILA, Philippines — A Department of Justice official said that the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and the acts it holds as punishable must be made very clear to law enforcers.Justice Undersecretary Adrian Sugay, spokesperson of the Anti-Terrorism Council, said that he believes that law enforcement agents must undergo a seminar on the provisions of the law.“Because although it specifically refers to terrorism, it should be clear because others may have different ...
Winners, losers of Genetic Engineering Regulatory law as the legislation continues to remain in abeyance
Winners, losers of engineering lawDespite being passed into law, the implementation of Genetic Engineering Regulatory Act, is still dangling in the air, thanks to unnecessary encumbrances, defeating the very logic for which this piece of legislation is intended to cure, Daily Monitor Online has established.The Genetic Engineering Regulatory Act seeks to provide legally accepted grounds (regulatory framework) under which safe development and application of biotechnology in the country can be facilitated.For starters, biotechnology is technology that utilises biological systems, living organisms...
Ankara: Azerbaijan conducting military operations based on int’l law
By TrendAzerbaijan is conducting military operations based on international law, the Turkish government told Trend.According to the government, Azerbaijan has every right to liberate its lands from occupation.“The international community, instead of calling on Azerbaijan for a truce, should demand the withdrawal of Armenian troops from Nagorno Karabakh,” the government said. “Azerbaijan has faced double standards of the international community from the first day.”“Only self-respecting countries support Azerbaijan in this rightful cause. All attempts by Armenia to present the military conflict ...
Election agents: The law must be followed to the letter, says Lissu
Dar es Salaam. Chadema Presidential candidate Tundu Lissu explained yesterday why it was a important for all election agents to take an oath before supervisors and their assistants, saying doing the opposite would be a deliberate contravention of the law.Mr Lissu made the remark during campaign rallies held in Babati Rural and Babati Urban constituencies in Manyara region.Speaking during both events, Mr Lissu, who doubles as party’s vice chairman for the Mainland, said the country’s election laws stipulate that it is must for agents representing political parties to be sworn in, given access t...