Former Chile president appointed UN human rights chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres [official profile] announced [UN report] Wednesday that former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet will succeed Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website]. Bachelet completed her second four-year term as the Chilean president earlier this year. Upon her initial election in 2006, she became the first...

UN rights experts urge Nicaragua to stop repressing human rights defenders

UN human rights experts urged [press release] the government of Nicaragua Thursday to stop repressing voices that are critical of the government after “100 days of unrest in which at least 317 people have been killed and 1,830 injured.” The experts stated that “[r]eports indicate that there has been an increase in targeted repression, criminalisation and alleged...

DOJ urges appeals court to overturn Time Warner AT&T merger

The Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] filed a brief [text, PDF] on Monday urging the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] to overturn a lower court’s decision to let AT&T and Time Warner [official websites] merge. After a six-week trial [Jurist report] earlier this year, DC District Court...

Trump administration reimposes sanctions against Iran

US President Donald Trump issued an executive order [text] Monday titled reimposing certain sanctions against Iran. In a press statement [text], the White House criticized the previous Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of July 14, 2015 (JCPOA). The JCPOA agreement [lawsiteblog report], signed by Iran, Germany, the five permanent members of the...

Washington: The protesters declared American President treason

(Lawsiteblog)Washington: The protesters declared American President treason   The protest continues against US President Donald Trump. For three consecutive nights, those who demonstrated in front of the White House are treasoning, while in a TV interview, they attributed the Russian President to be directly involved in the election. The demonstrators had picked up a card...

(Lawsiteblog) The media came back to the US President Donald Trump. He declared the media spreading the wrong news as a public enemy. Last year's president, Enanha Trump, had declared misleading people as an enemy on which President Trump tweeted that if the media spread out the wrong news, he is also an enemy of the public. It is clear that relations between the US President and the journalists were endangered since days, some time ago, Donald Trump refused to answer a journalist's question during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Thessaleme.

The Donald Trump declared the media spreading the wrong News

(Lawsiteblog) The Donald Trump declared the media spreading the wrong News  The media came back to the US President Donald Trump. He declared the media spreading the wrong news as a public enemy. Last year’s president, Enanha Trump, had declared misleading people as an enemy on which President Trump tweeted that if the media spread...

Beijing: China's President instructed military officers to close their private business by the end of the year. According to the Chinese media, President Shi Jiang's orders are part of the campaign to eliminate corruption in the army and they want to make the world a global-level combat force. It is clear that the Chinese army started commercial activities in the 70s. According to the report, the Chinese President said military officers stop running real estate projects, school and publishing services and the army focuses on its original professional responsibilities. According to the Gobal Times report, China's Central Military Commission (CMC) will close all its businesses till the end of 2018, while 94% of the private private projects have already been eliminated. A military officer said during the press conference that the Chinese army serves in 15 fields, out of which 12 have been eliminated. These 15 fields include nursery education, press and publications, culture and sports, communications, personal training, barracks projects, storage and transport, real estate, medical care and scientific research.

Chinese President’s order to close private business

(Lawsiteblog) Beijing: China’s President instructed military officers to close their private business by the end of the year. According to the Chinese media, President Shi Jiang’s orders are part of the campaign to eliminate corruption in the army and they want to make the world a global-level combat force. It is clear that the Chinese...

California Supreme Court rejects pension reform

The California Supreme Court on Thursday reversed [opinion, pdf] a lower court’s decision to uphold Proposition B, a San Diego pension reform initiative. The initiative was first placed on the ballot in 2010 by former Mayor Jerry Sanders [profile] after then-Councilman Carl DeMaio [website] suggested that 401(k)-style retirement plans take the place of traditional pensions...