BTV AND PARTNERS EXPLORING LEGAL CHALLENGE TO EXTENDED RE-REGISTRATION DATE

Wil Maheia, the leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV), met this afternoon with representatives of the Belize Progressive Party (BPP), the Vision Inspired by the People (VIP), and the Northern Territorial Volunteers (NTV), to discuss the pushing back of the scheduled date for the re-registration of voters by the government. The meeting was also attended by two attorneys, who have been tasked into looking into the possibility of filing a court injunction against the re-registration date announced via a Statutory Instrument. Maheia told Amandala, “The whole idea of the meeting was to discuss the Statutory Instrument which called for … Continue reading BTV AND PARTNERS EXPLORING LEGAL CHALLENGE TO EXTENDED RE-REGISTRATION DATE

NSAs in touch… hope this helps both countries come to table: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on the charge of spying, had provided Pakistani authorities a lot of information, enabling them to bust what he called several sleeper cells and local operatives. Abdul Basit said, “We are in touch with the SAARC secretariat in Kathmandu, if not this year, then perhaps next year. The National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan have been in touch and have met, at least once in recent weeks, to explore ways to resume the dialogue process. Outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul … Continue reading NSAs in touch… hope this helps both countries come to table: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit

Shedding Legal Light on the Gaza Electricity Crisis

The bowing of Israeli occupation authorities to the request of the Palestinian Authority to further reduce energy supplies does not exonerate them. Israel is the main supplier of electricity and fuel to the Gaza Strip, Palestine. When the functioning of vital services such as hospitals and the pumping of clean water were seriously compromised by Israel’s reduction and limitations on the fuel supply for Gaza’s only power plant in 2007, a group of Palestinians unsuccessfully petitioned the Israeli court alleging that the reductions breached Israeli obligations under International Law. The subsequent judgment is known as the Bassiouni decision. The Israeli … Continue reading Shedding Legal Light on the Gaza Electricity Crisis

Senate Directs Foreign Affairs Minister to Submit Green Tree Agreement For Ratification

Abuja – The Senate on Thursday directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to immediately submit the Green Tree Agreement entered into between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Cameroonian Republic on June 12, 2006 for ratification. The Senate also called on the executive arm of government to come up with a clear policy on the protection of indigenes in the Diaspora, including Cameroon. The Upper Chamber further called on the Cameroonian Government to respect the provisions of the agreement entered into with Nigeria on the ceding of the Bakassi Peninsula. This followed a six-point motion by Sen. Rose Oko … Continue reading Senate Directs Foreign Affairs Minister to Submit Green Tree Agreement For Ratification

New arbitration court office to boost dispute resolution

Maxwell Chambers. SINGAPORE — The Republic will gain a stronger foothold in the new area of dispute resolution between foreign investors and states — or investment dispute resolution — with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) to set up a staffed office here in the next six months. The office will be its second outside its headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. The PCA, the oldest global institution for settlement of international disputes signed a host country agreement yesterday with and Singapore’s Ministry of Law. The new office will provide a base from which the PCA can administer its growing number … Continue reading New arbitration court office to boost dispute resolution

Lawyer Brison says Kingdom ties not in compliance with UN Charter

The Kingdom Charter, which came into force October 28, 1954, is in contravention with the Charter of the United Nations (UN), as it denies the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles (NA) a full measure of self-government, according to attorney-at-law Denicio Brison He arrived at this conclusion after studying the Kingdom Charter, the UN Charter, as well as a large number of the world organisation’s resolutions. He also studied literature on the subject and spent many hours perusing documents at the UN headquarters in New York and elsewhere in preparation for his doctoral thesis. All his studies point to one … Continue reading Lawyer Brison says Kingdom ties not in compliance with UN Charter

News of the day from around the world, July 17

1 Missing sailors: Cameroon’s defense minister said Monday that at least 34 people have been declared missing after a military vessel sank off the country’s Atlantic coast. Joseph Beti Assomo said helicopters rescued three soldiers and were continuing the search. The ship was on a routine mission to the Bakassi peninsula when it sank Sunday, Assomo said. The oil-rich Bakassi peninsula was transferred to Cameroon by Nigeria following an International Court of Justice ruling. Nigerian forces had occupied the area in the 1980s, leading to violent confrontations with Cameroon’s military. 2 Mexico corruption: Guatemala has handed Mexican authorities a former … Continue reading News of the day from around the world, July 17

At least 34 missing after military ship sinks off Cameroon

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON — Cameroon’s defense minister says at least 34 people have been declared missing after a military vessel sank off the country’s Atlantic coast. Joseph Beti Assomo said Monday that the military has been deployed to investigate. He says helicopters have rescued three soldiers and will continue the search. Assomo says 37 people were on board the ship, which was on a routine mission to the Bakassi peninsula when it sank Sunday. The oil-rich Bakassi peninsula was handed over to Cameroon by Nigeria following an International Court of Justice ruling. Nigerian forces had occupied the area in the 1980s, … Continue reading At least 34 missing after military ship sinks off Cameroon

In confronting Israel, symbolic victories can make a difference

Two symbolic, but crucially important decisions were adopted last week by Unesco’s World Heritage Committee concerning occupied East Jerusalem and the old city of Hebron in the West Bank. The first resolution stated that all “legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular, the ‘basic law’ on Jerusalem, are null and void and must be rescinded forthwith”. The decision in effect disavows Israeli sovereignty over occupied East Jerusalem, which was occupied in the 1967 war. The … Continue reading In confronting Israel, symbolic victories can make a difference

Court of Appeal dismisses drug trafficker’s 11th hour bid to stop his execution

Prabagaran Srivijayan, who was found guilty of drug trafficking, failed in an eleventh hour bid to stop his execution. SINGAPORE – An eleventh hour bid by a 29-year-old Malaysian convicted of drug trafficking to stay his scheduled execution on Friday (July 14) was rejected by the Court of Appeal. Prabagaran Srivijayan was found guilty by the High Court in 2014 for trafficking 22.24g of heroin. His appeal was dismissed, as well as a subsequent attempt to challenge the constitutionality of provisions in the Misuse of Drugs Act. He then filed proceedings in the Malaysian courts, seeking to compel the Malaysian … Continue reading Court of Appeal dismisses drug trafficker’s 11th hour bid to stop his execution