True status of the Judiciary | Daily FT
The role played by the Supreme Court of India in protecting and modernising democracy in India is immense. Regrettably the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has not played such a major role in this regardMost of the things that the President intends removing from the Constitution through the 20th Amendment can be described as instruments of the sovereignty of the peopleThe people are the real owners of sovereignty both in terms of the classical liberal opinion and the domestic and international law. In other words, State power lies with society and the rulers elected by the people are subject to the ...
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Don’t Use ‘Brute Force’ On #EndSARS Protesters’
Following the unending #EndSARS protest, the governments have been advised against deploying “brute force” to quell the nationwide protest.A youth advocate and the Managing Director/CEO of Cantagali Limited, Tosin Ashafa stated that the protest has shown that sovereignty belongs to the people and that those in government who derive their power and authority from the constitution only hold it in trust.In a chat with newsmen in Lagos, he said, “The letters of the constitution based solely on the principles of democracy and social justice have found expression on the streets of Lagos, down to the...
U.S. advances freedoms, sovereignty in the Indo-Pacific
The United States and its international partners stand for a free and open rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region.During an October 6 Quad Ministerial, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with representatives of three key partner nations and expressed strong support for basic freedoms and national sovereignty in the Indo-Pacific.And he contrasted that approach with the Chinese Communist Party’s bullying of neighboring countries.“All of us seek a free and open Indo-Pacific and our conversations aim to achieve that good outcome,” Pompeo said during the meeting in Tokyo with the f...
Former PM of Bosnia and Herzegovina condemns Armenian artillery attacks on Azerbaijan
By TrendBosnia and Herzegovina respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with which it has extremely good friendly relations, Zlatko Lagumdzija, former Prime Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina, told Trend.“I would like to express my strong condemnation of the Armenian artillery attacks that led to the escalation of the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.“I hope that the armed conflicts, which pose a threat to peace throughout the region, will be stopped as soon as possible, and that a peaceful solution will be reached through negotiations in accordanc...
Expert panel at 'Post' conference discusses sovereignty, UAE peace deal
A panel of experts discussed Israel’s dropping plans for declaring sovereignty in Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley in exchange for the peace accords signed with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain last week.Herb Keinon, senior contributing editor at The Jerusalem Post, moderated a discussion between Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Yitzhak "Jerry" Gershon, former home front commander and a senior member of the Habitchonistim, a group of senior Israeli security officials that pushed for sovereignty; Blue and White MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh; and Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, head of the International Law Departm...
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Continuing to fight for sovereignty
Settler leaders Oded Revivi and Yossi Dagan are rebels with a cause on the edge of history, as Israel came closer than it has ever been in the 53 years since the 1967 Six Day War to applying sovereignty to portions of the West Bank.Once in January, and again in July, the gates of destiny opened and closed on the settlement movement, as first US President Donald Trump, and then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dangled and then withdrew the possibility of annexing the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria.The actual Trump offer, and his accompanying map for sovereignty over 30% of the West Ba...
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Barbados wants to ditch Queen, seeks full sovereignty
The island-nation of Barbados, which has long prided itself on being the most “English” of Britain’s former colonies in the Caribbean, is saying goodbye to the Queen.The Caribbean nation announced Tuesday that it will be taking steps to drop Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain as its head of state and to become a republic by next year, when it marks its 55th anniversary of independence from British rule.The announcement was made by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason during the opening of Parliament. During her speech, Mason told the country’s 287,000 citizens that after more than a century of ...
Siemens says it respects China’s sovereignty after CEO's remark over HK drew anger
File photo: Visitors check out medical instruments made by Germany-based Siemens at an industry fair in Beijing. Photo: CFPGerman industrial conglomerate Siemens stated that it always respects China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and it will continue to uphold the "one country, two systems" principle.The statement followed remarks by the company's CEO Joe Kaeser over Hong Kong, which sparked anger among some Chinese netizens."Siemens respects China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We believe the 'one country, two systems' principle is the right way for Hong Kong's development...
Macron backs Iraq 'sovereignty' on first Baghdad visit
French President Emmanuel Macron met Iraqi leaders Wednesday on his first visit to Baghdad, stressing the war-scarred country must assert its "sovereignty" despite being caught up in US-Iran tensions.Fresh from a two-day trip to crisis-hit Lebanon, Macron is the most prominent world leader to visit Iraq since Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi came to power in May.He spent just a few hours in the Iraqi capital, where he held talks Iraqi counterpart Barham Saleh, Kadhemi, and an array of political figures to insist Iraq strike a path independent of regional tensions."Iraq has been going through ...
Macron to reassert Iraq 'sovereignty' on first official Baghdad visit
French President Emmanuel Macron touched down in Baghdad on Wednesday for his first official visit to the capital, where he hopes to help Iraq reassert its "sovereignty" despite simmering US-Iran tensions.Coming straight from a two-day trip to Beirut, the capital of crisis-hit Lebanon, Macron will be the most significant leader to visit Iraq since Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi came to power in May.The trip was not publicly announced until Tuesday evening, with officials in Paris and Baghdad keeping a tight lid on arrangements for security reasons.On his final night in Beirut, Macron announ...