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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 »

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UNMICT releases Alphonse Nteziryayo

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Three months after the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda partially granted his appeal against sentence, the President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals has ordered the release of Alphonse Nteziryayo, who for a time held the position of Préfet of Butare, Rwanda, during the 1994 conflict. His release was ordered… Read more »

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Brazil’s Attorney General Defends President Rouseff and Denounces Impeachment Proceedings Unconstitutional

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Speaking before the congressional impeachment committee on Monday 4th April, José Eduardo Cardozo, Brazil’s Attorney General, denounced the impeachment proceedings currently underway against President Dilma Rousseff (pictured) as being unconstitutional and fuelled by a desire for revenge. President Rousseff has been accused of breaking fiscal rules in order to hide budgetary shortfalls ahead of her… Read more »

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Indonesia’s Police Chief Admits that Alleged Terror Suspect Dies After Torture

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General Badrodin Haiti, Indonesia’s chief of police, has publically admitted to a body of lawmakers that an alleged terrorism suspect died in custody after being kicked in the chest by members of a counter-terrorism unit which led to him suffering heart failure. “General Badrodin Haiti’s unprecedented admission is a major turnaround from the country’s persistent… Read more »

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The Trial of Four Turkish Academics by Margaret Owen

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Written by Margaret Owen Wednesday 20th April Tomorrow, I leave for Istanbul to join other international observers to report on the Trial of Turkish Academics. The trial, which opens this Friday, April 22nd will be a test of how independent the Turkish judiciary really is and will also expose the realities of Turkey’s adherence to… Read more »

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HRW Alleged Abuse of Detained Children by Israeli Security Forces

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By Marina Mayer Human Rights Watch (HRW) is claiming that Israeli police are abusing Palestinian children detained in the West Bank. According to Sari Bashi, Israel and Palestine country director at HRW, “Palestinian children are treated in ways that would terrify and traumatize an adult”. HRW alleges the use of unnecessary and disproportionate force used… Read more »

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Hadžić’s trial indefinitely halted due to illness

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By Marina Mayer The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has ordered an indefinite halt to the trial of Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadžić as the majority of the judges in the Trial Chamber have ruled that he is “currently unfit to stand trial”. Hadžić’s trial commenced in 2012, but he was later… Read more »