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Leaked Recordings Show Corruption in the Impeachment Battle Against President Rousseff

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One of Brazil’s biggest newspapers Folha de São Paulo, released these recordings on 23rd May, between Sergio Machado (former executive in the Federal Oil company Petrobras) and now, former Planning Minister Romero Jucá, one of interim President Michel Temer’s closest allies. Sergio Machado himself is deeply involved in the Petrobras scandal and faces several accusations. The… Read more »

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The Sham Impeachment Trial of the Brazilian President Proved

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Transcripts published by Brazil’s largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo reveal secret conversations that took place in March 2016, just weeks before the impeachment vote upon Dilma Rousseff, the democratically elected Brazilian President. They show explicit plotting between the new planning minister (then-senator), Romero Jucá, and former oil executive Sergio Machado — both of whom… Read more »

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UN Special Envoy for Syria Warns that No Truce and Lack of Aid Will Ruin Credibility of Intra-Syria Peace Talks

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At a recent press conference de Mistura said that: “Obviously we are in clear hurry to start re-introducing the next round of the intra-Syrian talks but the message was clear: if we don’t have the atmosphere conducive for increasing the cessation of hostilities tenure […] and a substantial improvement on the humanitarian access, then the… Read more »

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The Prosecutor of the Brazilian President Proves Political Trial

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In a remarkable film clip shown here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGAJrcjWrdM&sns=em (see translation below) the Prosecutor Janaina Paschoal of the Brazilian President’s impeachment, addressing a crowd at the Federal University in São Paulo shortly before the voting in the Lower House 17th April states: “We will not serve a cobra” and admits to being involved with opposition politicians… Read more »

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Brazil President in Unfair Trial

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by Gillian Higgins and Steven Kay QC On 12th May 2016, 55 of the 81 members of the Senate voted to put President Rousseff on trial before the Senate on charges alleging the breaking of budgetary laws during her tenure as President. After being officially notified, Dilma Rousseff was suspended, ending 13 years of rule… Read more »

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The Senate Has Voted to Put President Rousseff on Trial

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The blog on the 9BRi website has received another update from Brazil written by Jorge Rubem Folena de Oliveira (Constitutional lawyer and doctor in political science). The Senate has now voted to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial and she has been suspended from her office for up to 6 months. Click the link below… Read more »

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Supreme Court of Brazil Must Find a Solution to the Brazilian Crisis

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Jorge Rubem Folena de Oliveira, constitutional lawyer and political scientist, has supplied the 9BRi blog with a further update regarding the situation in Brazil and the future of Dilma Rousseff, the country’s president. To find out more, click below:  http://9bri.com/supreme-court-of-brazil-must-find-a-solution-to-the-brazilian-crisis/   Image supplied by Jorge Rubem Folena de Oliveira  

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Simone Gbagbo’s Trial Begins in Abidjan

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Today, Simone Gbagbo (pictured) is set to go on trial on charges of crimes against humanity relating to the 2010-2011 post-election violence committed in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has specifically charged her with allegedly committing acts of murder, rape and persecution, among other inhuman offences. The trial is taking… Read more »

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Brazilian Vice-President’s Alarming Ministry and the Suspension of Lower House Speaker, Eduardo Cunha

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Jorge Rubem Folena de Oliveira, constitutionalist Lawyer and political scientist, has released another update on the situation regarding Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. To read about it on the 9BRi website, click the following link:  http://9bri.com/brazilian-vice-presidents-alarming-ministry-and-the-suspension-of-lower-house-speaker-eduardo-cunha/   Image supplied by Jorge Rubem Folena de Oliveira    

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A Dangerous Game Threatens Brazilian Democracy

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Jorge Rubem Folena de Oliveira (pictured), constitutional lawyer and political scientist, has released another update on the situation in Brazil regarding the political future of President Dilma Rouseff. Click the link below to read the latest piece that Jorge Rubem Folena de Oliveira has written: ‘A Dangerous Game Threatens Brazilian Democracy’, on the 9BRi website:… Read more »

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An Open Letter from Jorge Ruben Folena de Oliveira Concerning Brazil’s Democracy, the Constitution and the Venice Commission

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Rio de Janeiro, 4th May 2016 To Judges in Defence of Democracy Brazil is a full member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law, the Venice Commission. Our country is amongst the largest democracies in the world and has the 7th biggest economy, but we are now facing serious political and institutional instability, which… Read more »

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A Constitutional Law Analysis of the State of Affairs in Brazil

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THE VICE PRESIDENT CANNOT APPOINT A NEW MINISTRY IN CASE OF THE PRESIDENT’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE GOVERNMENT, WHILE DEFENDING IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IN THE FEDERAL SENATE By Jorge Rubem Folena de Oliveira (Constitutional lawyer and political scientist)   Should the Senate in Brazil accept the request of starting an impeachment process in respect of President Dilma… Read more »

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Closing Oral Statements in Bemba et al.

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Situation: Central African Republic On Friday, 29th April 2016, Trial Chamber VII of the International Criminal Court closed the submission of evidence in the case The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido and scheduled the trial’s closing oral statements to start on Tuesday 31st… Read more »