Constitutional Courts

SA gun control ruling puts spotlight on police

The South African Arms and Ammunition Dealers Association (Saaada) has labelled a firearms-control ruling by the Constitutional Court as "a travesty …

Gun Control

President Iohannis revokes DNA’s Kovesi, according to the Constitutional Court decision – Presidency spokeswoman announces

Presidency spokesperson, Mădălina Dobrovolschi, has announced Monday morning, at Cotroceni Palace, in a press statement, that President Klaus …

Romania

Romanian president dismisses chief anti-corruption prosecutor

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis signed a decree Monday to dismiss the country’s leading anti-corruption figure, Laura Codruța Kövesi, in a move to …

Corruption

Romania's President Fires Chief Anticorruption Prosecutor

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has signed a decree removing the chief anticorruption prosecutor from her post following a Constitutional Court …

Europe

French constitutional court sides with farmer who aided migrants

France’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that the “principle of fraternity” protected farmer Cédric Herrou from prosecution for aiding dozens of migrants from entering the country illegally.<p>The landmark decision – which will likely have far-reaching implications for the rest of Europe – stems …

European News

Breaking - French Constitutional Court upholds 'principle of fraternity' in case of farmer who aided migrants - France 24

<b>Breaking News</b><p>French Constitutional Court upholds 'principle of fraternity' in case of farmer who aided migrants<p>Read more<p>Get the latest FRANCE 24 breaking news alerts for free<p><b>Follow us on social media:</b><p>Follow @BreakingF24<p><b>Download the FRANCE 24 app on your mobile and tablet:</b><p>iOS<br>• Android<br>• Windows Phone<p><b>In</b> …

Tour de France

KARYN MAUGHAN: Zuma’s shadow looms over judicial failure to resolve the Hlophe saga

IMPROPER INFLUENCE<p>KARYN MAUGHAN: Zuma’s shadow looms over judicial failure to resolve the Hlophe saga<p>No action taken a decade after the judge …

Business (South Africa)

Malian court approves 24 presidential candidates, 6 rejected

The Malian Constitutional Court has increased the number of candidates who will run in the presidential race on 29 July.<p>Twenty-four candidatures were …

Africa

Finally – Judge President Hlophe To Appear Before Judicial Conduct Tribunal

Judge President of the Western Cape High Court John Hlophe will on Monday face a Judicial Conduct Tribunal for allegedly attempting to influence …

South Africa

The essayist who froze history’s quiet moments

Niren Tolsi is a freelance journalist.His areas of interest include social justice; citizen mobilisation and state violence; protest; the …

Essays

Judge John Hlophe set to face tribunal over undue influence

The judicial conduct tribunal to investigate and decide on a complaint lodged by Constitutional Court justices against Western Cape judge president …

Western Cape

State of emergency decrees are law: Turkey’s top court

Oya Armutçu - ANKARA<p>Turkey’s Constitutional Court officially recognized the state of emergency decrees in its ruling on June 30 as law, rejecting the …

Turkey

All surviving spouses married under Muslim law now recognised in Wills Act

Constitutional Courts

ConCourt should have final say in land expropriation - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Retired judge, Justice Albie Sachs says the Constitutional Court should have a final say in the amendment if section 25 of the constitution is to be …

News (South Africa)

Constitutional Court ruling a victory for Muslim women in polygamous marriages

Acting in terms of this section‚ Moosa regarded both wives as surviving spouses and recorded that both spouses would receive equal benefits. The …

Business (South Africa)

Constitutional Court scraps controversial House immunity

The Constitutional Court ruled unanimously on Thursday to scrap a number of controversial articles in the 2018 Legislative Institutions ( MD3 ) Law …

Indonesia

Constitutional Court refuses to pave way for Kalla to seek third term

The Constitutional Court (MK) has rejected judicial review petitions challenging a provision in the 2017 Elections Law that prevents a president and …

Indonesia

Constitutional law in UK and US is exciting, and that is bad | Financial Times

Constitutional law should be dull. The subject is the one thing at law school which should not have any practical application. You should learn about …

Great Britain

ConCourt refuses to hear appeal of woman shot by reservist policeman

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday said it did not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a woman who was seriously injured by her policeman …

Constitutional Courts

Romanian Ruling Party Boss Won't Rule Out Suspending President

Romanian Social Democrat party leader Liviu Dragnea said he won’t exclude an attempt to suspend President Klaus Iohannis because of his stalling to …

Liviu Dragnea

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Judiciary

Union receives Motsoeneng’s application to Constitutional Court

Trade union Solidarity on Friday said it had received papers from the legal team of disgraced former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) …

Journalism

Constitutional Court says Net1 is sabotaging the post office’s efforts to take over welfare payments

Net1’s Cash Paymaster Services, however, says SA Post Office employees tried to enter their premises without prior security arrangements<p>22 June 2018 …

Business (South Africa)

Papa Penny the populist for premier?

Niren Tolsi is a freelance journalist.His areas of interest include social justice; citizen mobilisation and state violence; protest; the …

Constitutional Courts

Parties Must Disclose Private Funding - South African ConCourt

Parties Must Disclose Private Funding - South African ConCourtConstitutional Court Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has ruled that political parties …

Africa

Deadline for public input on Ipid’s amendment bill looming

Members of the public have until Friday to comment on proposed amendments to the law governing South Africa’s police watchdog, the Independent Police …

South Africa

Constitutional Court lifts time limits on charges for sexual offences

Victims of all sexual offences will no longer have to lay criminal charges within 20 years after the attack.<p>There will now be no limit on the time to …

Business (South Africa)

'Frankel 8' win ConCourt bid to change law on sexual offences

The group approached the highest court in the land in an attempt to change the law which prevented victims of sexual abuse from criminally charging …

Judiciary

Victory for Frankel 8 as 20-year limit on prosecution for sexual assault ruled unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court has confirmed a High Court order that a section of the Criminal Procedure Act which imposes a 20-year limit on prosecution …

Judiciary

German teachers cannot strike, says Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe

Four German teachers took their demand to be allowed to strike to the highest court in Germany, only to face defeat before the judges in Karlsruhe. …

Europe