Constitutional Courts

Germany's top court rejects challenge to ECB asset purchases

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's Constitutional Court rejected on Wednesday a request for an injunction to stop the Bundesbank from taking …

Judiciary

SassaGate Reloaded: Expert panel and AG warn of serious risk in future social grant payments

The first report to the Constitutional Court by the Auditor-General and a panel of experts appointed by the court to oversee the transition of …

Judiciary

Guardiola dedicates win to jailed Catalan separatists

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dedicated his team’s 2-1 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday to the two Catalan separatist …

Soccer

Catalans vow to resist after Spain court rules vote illegal

Spain's top court ruled Tuesday that a recent independence referendum in Catalonia was unconstitutional, adding legal weight to the government's …

Business

Mugabe-to-Die-Pastor Makes U-Turn On 'Prophesy'

The Herald, 5 October 2017<p>CHIEF JUSTICE Luke Malaba has criticised lawyers bringing needless cases to the Constitutional Court as a tactic to shield …

Judiciary

Spanish court rules Catalan vote void

Spain's Constitutional Court says the referendum law passed by the Catalan government September 6 to hold a vote on independence is void.<p>The court …

Catalonia

If Constitutional Court doesn't allow dual citizenship, Lithuania'll need referendum

VILNIUS – If the Constitutional Court does not pave way for dual citizenship for Lithuanians who have left for other countries of the European Union …

European News

Catalonian independence: How Spain's governing party turned a fringe issue into a crisis

In Catalonia, the home of FC Barcelona — one of the world's most famous football teams — Spain's governing Popular Party has kicked one of the most …

Australian News

Zuma faces tough time if he approaches the ConCourt – legal experts

Legal teams for President Jacob Zuma face a tough time should they approach the Constitutional Court to set aside a judgment in the spy tapes …

News (South Africa)

No escape for Dlamini this time round

On January 22 next year, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will have to take an oath and then answer the questions of two civil society …

Judiciary

Zuma Corruption Charges: 5 Things You Need To Understand

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), with Judge Mahomed Navsa in charge, will on Friday deliver judgment in a bid by the National Prosecuting Authority …

Jacob Zuma

IEC’s only option is an expensive registration weekend

To meet the Constitutional Court deadline, the IEC will spend an additional R120-million to register seven-million voter's addresses.

Judiciary

South Korean court extends detention of ex-President Park

A South Korean court on Friday extended the detention of former President Park Geun-hye, who is on trial over broad corruption allegations that led …

Korean Peninsula

South Africa court backs reinstating Zuma corruption charges

A South African court on Friday dealt a legal blow to President Jacob Zuma, opening the way to the reinstatement of 783 charges of corruption and …

South Africa

Court axes rulings clearing Czech PM frontrunner of past secret police links

BRATISLAVA(Reuters) - Slovakia’s top court on Thursday overturned rulings by lower courts that had cleared the frontrunner to become Czech prime minister of cooperation with communist-era secret police (StB), a court spokeswoman said.<p>Andrej Babis, who is almost certain to win a parliamentary …

Judiciary

Colombia Peace Deal Cannot Be Modified for 12 Years, Court Says

<b>Bogota:</b> Colombia‘s next three governments must comply with a 2016 peace deal signed with the Marxist FARC rebel group, the Constitutional Court said …

Latin America

Key events since Catalonia independence vote

MADRID: Spain's Prime Minister on Wednesday (Oct 11) gave Catalonia's separatist leader five days to clarify whether or not it was declaring …

Carles Puigdemont

IEC in massive drive for a fair voters’ roll

An online campaign has been launched by the Independent Electoral Commission to gather and confirm the addresses of 26 million voters for a credible …

News (South Africa)

Ruling on party funding boosts transparency

The private funding of political parties has been a long-running saga. Thanks to the sustained allegations of state capture, the question has become …

Judiciary

Catalan Address Delayed After Last-Minute Attempts at Mediation

Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont’s address to lawmakers in Barcelona was delayed amid an eleventh-hour attempt to broker a deal that pulls the …

Business

An Australian court considers: Can dual citizens make laws?

As Australia's High Court considers the fate of seven lawmakers who could lose their seats because they also hold foreign citizenship, some in this …

OECD

Italy’s electoral law puts government at risk — this one and the next

The Italian government delivered an ultimatum on the country’s most tenacious political problem: the electoral law under which voters will choose a …

European News

Zimbabwe: '99-Year Land Reform Leases Make Women Destitute'

(Photo: IMF /Cliff Owen)Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader and constitutional lawyer Tendai Biti has vowed to take government to court …

Judiciary

New pick for IEC top spot seen as having the integrity to address SA elections

The North West municipality of Tlokwe, of all places, could have prevented the 2016 municipal elections from going ahead. Independent candidates who …

Government

IEC to brief media on progress with getting addresses for voters' roll

Amanda Khoza<p>Johannesburg – The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is on Wednesday expected to brief the media on the progress made and new …

News (South Africa)

Zambia: Hichilema Launches Scathing Attack On Govt

(Photo: UPND)Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema held a press briefing discrediting all arms of …

Judiciary

Catalonia's leader says the region earned independence but suspends the process in favor of dialogue

Catalonia leader's says that the region has won the right to be independent, but proposes suspending the secession process in order to have a dialogue with the Spanish government.<p>"The ballot boxes say ‘yes’ to independence and this is the path I am determined to follow,” Carlos Puigdemont, the …

Business

10 things to know for today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p><b>1. Deadly wildfires already among California’s</b> …

Jemele Hill

European Stocks Called Lower as Investors Eye Next Catalan Move

European stocks are expected to open lower Tuesday as sentiment from negative session on Wall Street drifts into regional markets and investors keep …

Business

Lithuania's year after parlt elections: 5 reforms, 5 scandals, 5 challenges

VILNIUS – Monday marks a year since the first round of Lithuania's parliamentary elections. BNS provides an overview of the key decisions taken by …

European News