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ConCourt finds that protection of LGBT+ rights was intrinsic to the constitutional project

The court also found that the term hurtful should be excised from the Equality Act in that it did not meet the justification threshold in the Constitution and gave Parliament 24 months to do so The post ConCourt finds that protection of LGBT+ rights was intrinsic to the constitutional project appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, LGBT rights, National, Parliament, Constitutional Court, Concourt, Supreme Court of Appeal, South African Human Rights Commission, Top Six, Equality Act, Jon Qwelane, Sunday Sun, Justice Steven Majiedt


Cele and Sitole: Police are ‘handicapped’ by SA laws

In Parliament on Thursday, the police minister and national police commissioner lamented that officers had become hesitant to execute their duties The post Cele and Sitole: Police are ‘handicapped’ by SA laws appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, South Africa, National, Parliament, Policing, South African Police Service, Marikana, South African National Defence Force, Bheki Cele, Top Six, Cele, Khehla Sitole, Looting, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, ZumaUnrest, Kenneth Meshoe


EFF and Mkhwebane welcome high court judgment slamming some of parliament’s impeachment rules

The public protector has called for the impeachment process against her to be halted with immediate effect The post EFF and Mkhwebane welcome high court judgment slamming some of parliament’s impeachment rules appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, South Africa, Parliament, Economic Freedom Fighters, Western Cape High Court, Top Six, Impeachment, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Bess Nkabinde, Public Protector, Oupa Segalwe, Elizabeth Baartman


DA chief whip Mazzone’s complaint against EFF’s Paulsen to be further investigated

Parliament will conduct a formal hearing into what transpired in the National Assembly in March between EFF and DA MPs The post DA chief whip Mazzone’s complaint against EFF’s Paulsen to be further investigated appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, South Africa, Eff, Parliament, National Assembly, Democratic Alliance, Mazzone, Economic Freedom Fighters, Paulsen, Top Six, Nazier Paulsen, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, Natasha Mazzone, Phumzile Van Damme, Kevin Mileham, Mohlopi Philemon Mapulane


Holocaust memorial outside Parliament to go ahead

Fears have been raised that the site could become a terrorist target, but ministers say it will be safe.
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UK: Law Commission Proposes Reforms To Communications Offences To Target Serious Harms From Online Abuse And To Protect Freedom Of Expression - Wiggin

The Law Commission's recommendations, which have been laid in Parliament, would reform the "communications offences" found in s 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and s 127 of the Communications Act 2003.
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Czech Republic Passes Constitutional Amendment: Right to Self Defense with Arms

Weingarten shows CZ pistol with arm brace for the American market at 2015 Shot Show U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In 2015, after the series of Paris Jihadi Terrorist attacks, the bureaucrats in the European Union found an opportunity to further restrict the ownership of firearms in European countries. They created extremely restrictive new protocols which further restricted the ownership of common arms. The Czech Republic had some of the least restrictive firearm laws in the European Union. To the...
Tags: Europe, England, Guns, Australia, Senate, Department Of Defense, Eu, European Union, Czech Republic, Canada, United States, Paris, Arizona, New Zealand, Constitution, Parliament


Google's self-driving startup Waymo argues the UK shouldn't cap autonomous cars on the road

Close-up of self driving minivan, with LIDAR and other sensor units and logo visible, part of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, driving past historic railroad station with sign reading Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, with safety driver visible, October 28, 2018 Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)= Google's self-driving division Waymo argued the UK shouldn't restrict autonomous cars on the road. Its comments come as the UK consults on the r...
Tags: Google, UK, Technology, Trends, Commission, Silicon Valley, Parliament, Renault, Autonomous Car, Law Commission, Alphabet Inc, Mountain View California, Self Driving, Big Tech, Tesla Uber, Tech Insider


After a man dressed as Spiderman kicked a store worker in the throat, unions call on the UK government to beef up laws protecting retail staff

Video footage of the incident shows a man, dressed as Spider-Man, kicking a female Asda employee in the throat. @ca99832245/Twitter A UK union called for tighter laws to protect retail workers after a brawl in a London store. A man dressed as Spiderman kicked a store worker in the throat before punching her to the ground. Acts of aggression against store workers have risen since the start of the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. A UK union is calling for tighter la...
Tags: UK, London, US, Trends, Walmart, Harvard, Asda, South London, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Spiderman, GMB, Harvard Medical School, Hartman, Avery Hartman, London s Metropolitan Police


Malaysia's Parliament Opens After 7 Months, Emergency to End

Malaysia’s government says it will not extend a coronavirus emergency further as Parliament reopened after a disputed seven-month suspension amid a worsening pandemic.
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Tunisia political turmoil deepens as President sacks prime minister, freezes parliament

Tunisia's President dismissed the government and froze Parliament on Sunday, prompting crowds to fill major cities in support of a move that dramatically escalated a political crisis, but that his opponents called a coup.
Tags: Cnn, Parliament, Tunisia


Malaysia's Parliament Reopens After 7-Month Virus Suspension

Malaysia’s Parliament has reopened for the first time this year after a seven-month suspension under a coronavirus emergency that has failed to curb a worsening pandemic.
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Luxembourg: New Law Reforms Luxembourg Civil And Commercial Legal Proceedings - Arendt & Medernach

Parliament voted unanimously for this reform with the aim of improving the efficiency of civil and commercial court proceedings. The majority of the new provisions will come into force on 16 September 2021.
Tags: News, Luxembourg, Parliament, Arendt, Medernach


Former UK PM Theresa May earned £1.86 million in her 2 years since leaving Downing Street, figures show

Theresa May delivers her keynote speech at the 2017 Conservative Party conference as letters begin to fall off the backdrop. Carl Court/Getty Images Former UK PM Theresa May has earned £1,861,776 for speeches since leaving Downing Street. The income is from 27 speeches since December 2019, paid at an average of £8,130 per hour. Saturday marks two years since May left office, leaving her free to begin lobbying the government. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former British P...
Tags: Politics, UK, Brown University, Trends, Theresa May, News UK, Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Parliament, Conservative Party, Lobbying, UK Politics, Jp Morgan Chase, May, Trinity University Texas


Angry Indian Growers Gather Near Parliament to Protest Over Farm Laws

By Mayank BhardwajNEW DELHI (Reuters) -Indian farmers, protesting against new agriculture laws they say threaten their livelihoods, started a...
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Dedicated courts to fast-track looting cases

Whereas low-level looters may receive fines or community service, the masterminds will be dealt with ‘ruthlessly’, says prosecutions head The post Dedicated courts to fast-track looting cases appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Arson, South Africa, Courts, National, Parliament, Riots, Arrests, Prisoners, National Prosecuting Authority, South African Police Service, Department of Justice and Correctional Services, Restorative Justice, Prosecutions, Top Six, Ronald Lamola, Looting


Protests Erupt in India's Parliament Over Spyware Scandal

India’s Parliament has erupted in protests as opposition lawmakers accuse the government of using military-grade spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activists.
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Protests Erupt in India's Parliament Over Spying Scandal

India’s Parliament has erupted in protests as opposition lawmakers accuse the government of using military-grade spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activists.
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Anti-lockdown protesters flooded central London even though there is no longer a lockdown for them to oppose

Protesters outside Parliament in London. Twitter/Karla Adam Most of England's coronavirus restrictions ended on Monday, dubbed "Freedom Day" by some. All the same, anti-lockdown protesters took to the streets as they have for months. COVID-19 cases are spreading fast in the UK, forcing Boris Johnson into self-isolation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Anti-lockdown protesters gathered in England on Monday, even after most of the restrictions they argued against had bee...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Trends, News UK, Delta, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Sajid Javid, Metropolitan Police, Metro, Parliament Square, Karla Adam, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker


Google Is Subject to PIPEDA in Canada

The Internet, it is proverbially thought, lives forever. That is, until jurisdictions around the world started to develop the “right to be forgotten.” In 2017, a complaint was made to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada that Google violates the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), by displaying links to news articles with personal and sensitive information about him. This wasn’t the first privacy complaint that the Commissioner faced about Google, which previousl...
Tags: Google, Law, Court, Canada, United States, Parliament, Newton, Federal Court, PIPEDA, Lavigne, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Crookes, Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner, LaChance, United Food and Commercial Workers Local, Clearview AI Inc


A UK Cabinet minister endorsed a telecoms firm that gave £21,500 to Conservative MPs

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden. David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images EXCLUSIVE: A firm that gave £21,500 to Tory MPs received support from a senior minister. Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary, spoke at the virtual launch of IX Wireless's network. James Wharton, a Conservative peer and donor, is a director of the firm's controlling company. See more stories on Insider's business page. A telecoms company that gave more than £20,000 to Conservative MPs benefitted from the rin...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Trends, Conservative, House Of Lords, Ofcom, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Johnson, Conservative Party, Labour Party, Blackburn, UK Politics, Companies House, State


On beacons, tokens, and all kinds of wonders

Two weeks ago (30 June 2021), I wrote about the origin of the word token and promised to continue with beacon. A set of gleanings intervened, which was a good thing and a good token: gleanings mean that there are enough questions and comments to discuss. Comments are not always friendly, but who can live long without making mistakes and arousing someone’s anger?Let me begin by saying that the best authorities disagree on the etymology of beacon, and my suggestion with which I’ll finish this essa...
Tags: Books, UK, Beck, Parliament, Flickr, Alexandria, Baum, New York Public Library All, bizzarro R Tam Tam, Mitch Mckee


Union to name and shame MPs refusing to wear masks in Parliament

Face coverings are compulsory for parliamentary staff but optional for MPs.
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Conservative MP Karl McCartney under investigation by Parliament's sleaze watchdog for hiding links to family firm

Karl McCartney MP Getty EXCLUSIVE: Conservative MP Karl McCartney is under investigation by Parliament's sleaze watchdog. For more than a decade, McCartney has concealed his links to a family firm called Moonlighting Systems. The probe comes following an Insider investigation into McCartney's expenses and registered interests. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Conservative MP Karl McCartney is under investigation by Parliament's sleaze watchdog after an Insid...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Conservative, Pcs, Getty, Parliament, Conservative Party, Labour Party, Mccartney, Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Karl McCartney, Dodds, Anneliese Dodds, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Brexit Insider


New Bot Catches And Calls Out Politicians For Scrolling On Phones In Parliament

A digital artist created the software, which tags Belgian politicians and asks them to "pls stay focused!"
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Scuffles break out in Georgia's Parliament over cameraman's death following anti-LGBTQ demonstration

Police in Georgia were forced to eject dozens of people from Parliament after journalists and opposition lawmakers tried to force their way into the lower house in protest of a news cameraman's death, according to agency video footage and reports.


Scuffles break out in Georgia's Parliament over cameraman's death following anti-LGBTQ demonstration

Police in Georgia were forced to eject dozens of people from Parliament after journalists and opposition lawmakers tried to force their way into the lower house in protest of a news cameraman's death, according to agency video footage and reports.
Tags: Georgia, Cnn, Parliament


Sir Homi Mody … Dadabhai Naoroji: Five Parsis behind Mumbai’s street names

These five roads in Mumbai are named after politicians, bankers, lawyers and activists who had two things in common: one, they were Parsi, and two, they all contributed to the development of Mumbai, and India as a whole. There is no community in Mumbai as wealthy as the Parsis. Bombay owes a lot of its historical glory to them. The British clearly thought favourably of them, given the linkages they formed with the community. In 1877, Sir J.R. Carnac, governor of Bombay, is said to have told th...
Tags: Asia, Life, India, Britain, Parliament, Mumbai, Bmc, Bombay, Fort, Tata Group, Parsi, Mehta, Tatas, Indian National Congress, Worli, Nariman


Algerian Parliament Elects Independent Lawmaker as Speaker

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's parliament elected an independent lawmaker for the first time on Thursday to the powerful post of speaker for the...
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Plans to scrap English votes for English laws

Cabinet office minister Michael Gove said the procedure, known as EVEL, had "not served our Parliament well".
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