Constitutional Courts

South Africa: Govt Hopeful About Social Grants Breakthrough

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) have signed a landmark deal which government hopes will …

Banking

Sassa and Post Office agree on new social grants payment system

The South African Post Office (Sapo) and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have reached a “landmark agreement” on a new grants payment …

News (South Africa)

Sassa meets deadline to file grants plan to ConCourt

Paul Herman<p>Cape Town – The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has adhered to the Constitutional Court's directive to file its full social …

South African Politics

Judge dismisses overreach claim in court farewell

In a rousing final address to the Constitutional Court, outgoing Judge Bess Nkabinde said the control of checks and balances exercised by the courts …

Business (South Africa)

Selangor government cannot challenge EC's proposed re-delineation exercise

KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor government has failed in its bid to challenge the notice and recommendations by the Election Commission (EC) on its …

Judiciary

Court strikes down law allowing unilateral deductions from employees’ salaries

The Constitutional Court on Thursday confirmed that a section in the Public Service Act‚ which permitted an employer to make unilateral deductions …

News (South Africa)

Court rules law on unilateral deductions to salary, unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court on Thursday confirmed that a section in the Public Service Act‚ which permitted an employer to make unilateral deductions …

Austrian Economics

The List Of Countries With Legalized Same-Sex Marriage is About to Expand

Same-sex marriage is currently legal in 24 countries.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Gender, History, Politics & Sex<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be …

Equality

LOVE WINS: Austria Has Finally Legalised Marriage Equality

Part of us is quite sorry for using a bait-and-switch headline like that on you all, particularly given the subject matter. But another, much more …

Equality

R60-billion banks lawsuit heads for Gauteng court

The Constitutional Court has refused to hear the R60-billion class action suit launched against the major lending banks.

ConCourt orders release of man convicted of killing his girlfriend after state bungled case

Amanda Khoza<p>Johannesburg - A State bungle has led the Constitutional Court to order the immediate release of a prisoner, who was convicted of killing …

Crime

Austria makes same-sex marriage legal

<b>Same-sex couples will be allowed to get married in Austria by 2019, the country’s top court has ruled.</b><p>The Constitutional Court sided with two women …

Equality

Georgia Constitutional Court decriminalizes non-medical cannabis

December 1, 2017 - 13:06 AMT<p><b>PanARMENIAN.Net</b> - The Constitutional Court of <b>Georgia</b> on Thursday, November 30 supported a notion to decriminalize the …

Cannabis

One man, five wives: Judge throws out unconstitutional polygamy property law

The Constitutional Court has confirmed that a law that governs matrimonial property in customary marriages, which discriminates against certain …

Polygamy

Constitutional Court rules against City of Joburg in 2012 eviction case

JOHANNESBURG - In a scathing judgment, the Constitutional Court has ruled the City of Johannesburg violated the rights of 11 people who were evicted …

Johannesburg

Joburg shelter infringes residents’ rights to dignity, Constitutional Court says

On Friday, the Constitutional Court held that the rules of a temporary shelter provided by the City of Johannesburg infringed on residents’ rights to …

Business (South Africa)

Shelter’s rules stopping couples from sleep together unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court on Friday held that the rules of the temporary shelter provided by the City of Johannesburg infringed on the residents’ …

Judiciary

ECHR permits Germany's preemptive deportation of teen to Russia

The European Court of Human Rights said Germany was within its rights to preemptively deport a teen accused of potential extremism. In its ruling, …

World News

ConCourt wants answers from minister and Sassa

The Constitutional Court has called on the minister of social development and the SA Social Security Agency to indicate whether or not a payment plan …

News (South Africa)

Landmark court ruling a victory for transgender citizens of Turkey

In a landmark verdict Thursday, the highest legal authority, the Constitutional Court, canceled a controversial law requiring transgender individuals …

LGBTQ

MUI suggests special ID cards for native faith folowers

Following its strong rejection of a Constitutional Court ruling that grants the acknowledgment of native faiths, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) …

Indigenous Peoples

New law will stop abuse of South African home owners who default

There are few things as devastating as losing your home because you cannot pay your debt. But if this cannot be avoided, you’d certainly prefer that …

Economy

South Africa’s Top Judge Seeks Recommendation on Welfare Prosecutions

South Africa’s Chief Justice ordered a panel of experts convened by the Constitutional Court to meet with the central bank and Treasury to recommend …

Business

As Risk of War Looms, South Korea Weighs Changing the Draft

SEOUL—South Korea’s compulsory military service, long regarded as sacrosanct in a nation still technically at war with North Korea, faces a legal test over whether citizens can refuse to serve because of their beliefs.<p>An army stint is a rite of passage for most young men here, where conscription …

World News

DStv’s R500 million SABC deal could be made public: report

MultiChoice and the SABC are heading to the Constitutional Court in an attempt to block the multimillion-rand deal between the two broadcasters from …

Sassa officials may face sanctions for social grants crisis

Department of Social Development and South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) officials, who have been at the centre of the social grants fiasco …

News (South Africa)

Treasury asked to probe Social Security Agency

National Treasury should investigate the conduct of officials at the welfare agency and the Social Development department for possible prosecution, …

Judiciary

Net1 refutes report detailing understated SASSA profits

Net1 subsidiary CPS distributes social grants on behalf of SASSA.<p>Net1 UEPS Technologies has dismissed reports that its subsidiary Cash Paymaster …

Corruption

President Ivanov nominates judges Kostadinovski and Kadriu for constitutional court members

President Gjorge Ivanov has nominated judges Darko Kostadinovski and Osman Kadriu for new members of the Constitutional Court, his Office told MIA on …

Constitutional Law

Net1 may have understated SASSA contract profits

An independent report claims CPS has not disclosed the full extent of its profits from its unlawful contract with SASSA.<p>Net1 UEPS Technologies' …

Corruption