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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Speedy Ruling on Citizenship Crisis Not Guaranteed: High Court Says

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Speedy Ruling on Citizenship Crisis Not Guaranteed: High Court Says

“The court is aware of the need for a speedy decision, but it is not always possible to do so immediately,” said chief justice, Susan Kiefel.

The court’s decision will determine whether Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull can maintain his shaky grip on power. Should the court rule that Joyce, the sole lower house lawmaker caught up in the crisis, is ineligible, Turnbull will need to win the support of one of three independent lawmakers to keep his minority government.

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UK POLITICS: High Court Verdict! Torture Survivors Defeat Home Office ‘Unlawful’ Rules on Asylum Seeker

UK POLITICS: High Court Verdict! Torture Survivors Defeat Home Office ‘Unlawful’ Rules on Asylum Seeker

“The Home Office said that detention will not affect me because I am not a victim of torture. It is difficult to believe that the Home Office could happily detain me knowing that I was tortured. It affected me greatly to be subjected to this unlawful policy. It has left a scar in my life that will never be healed.

“Although I welcome the decision, it is still upsetting that the Home Office, who should protect people like me, rejected me and put me in detention which reminded me of the ordeal I suffered in my country of origin.

“I hope that the decision will benefit other survivors of torture held in immigration detention and it will prevent the Home Office from implementing a policy that will hurt vulnerable individuals in the future.”

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UK POLITICS: Court Ruling May Stop UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

UK POLITICS: Court Ruling May Stop UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The court has been studying the case lodged with it by UK-based Campaign Against the Arms Trade NGO since February, and is due to issue its ruling on Monday, The Guardian reported.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Accuses Judiciary of Pandering to Opposition

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Accuses Judiciary of Pandering to Opposition

“This judgment signifies unfettered encroachment of the judiciary into the realm of the executive – pandering to the whims of the opposition who want to co-govern with the popularly elected government through the courts,” the ANC said.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Signs Anti Money Laundering Bill FICA into Law

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Signs Anti Money Laundering Bill FICA into Law

South African President Jacob Zuma has signed the anti-money laundering bill FICA, which allows increased scrutiny of the bank accounts of “prominent individuals”, including himself, into law, his office said on Saturday.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Pretoria Revokes ICC Withdrawal

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Pretoria Revokes ICC Withdrawal

South Africa formally revoked its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after its High Court blocked the government’s bid to pull out of the Hague-based war crimes tribunal.

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HONG KONG POLITICS: 20 Months in Prison For Donald Tsang

HONG KONG POLITICS: 20 Months in Prison For Donald Tsang

Donald Tsang, 72, who held the leadership post of chief executive for seven years from 2005, is the most senior city official ever to be convicted in a criminal trial and the highest ranking one to be put behind bars.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ogale King Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi Suing Shell For Pocketing ‘Blood Money’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ogale King Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi Suing Shell For Pocketing ‘Blood Money’

Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi, who is the leader of Nigeria’s Ogale people, has taken the Royal Dutch Shell company to the High Court in London as he says they are responsible for the “devastating” pollution.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Expects to Lose Brexit Trigger Case, Making Contingency Plans

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Expects to Lose Brexit Trigger Case, Making Contingency Plans

Supreme Court is expected to rule in the next two weeks on whether the government can trigger Article 50 of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Facing New Brexit Court Case

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Facing New Brexit Court Case

Opponents to Britain leaving the European Union will launch new legal action, which could further hamper Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans.

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UK POLITICS: Government Begins Legal Fight Against Ruling That Could Derail Brexit

UK POLITICS: Government Begins Legal Fight Against Ruling That Could Derail Brexit

“Triggering of Article 50, we say, will not be an exercise of prerogative power on a whim or out of a clear blue sky,” said Attorney General Jeremy Wright.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Femi Fani-Kayode Finally Wins Freedom

NIGERIA POLITICS: Femi Fani-Kayode Finally Wins Freedom

Femi Fani-Kayode, regained his freedom after he perfected his bail condition granted by Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Court Grants Femi Fani-Kayode In Sum Of N50m

NIGERIA POLITICS: Court Grants Femi Fani-Kayode In Sum Of N50m

Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, granted bail to Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, in the sum of N50 million and a surety in like sum.

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UK POLITICS: ‘People’s Challenge’ Against Brexit By Gina Miller

UK POLITICS: ‘People’s Challenge’ Against Brexit By Gina Miller

Gina Miller says, “Every one of us voted for the best country and the best future.”

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UK POLITICS: Parliament Must Approve Brexit: England’s High Court

UK POLITICS: Parliament Must Approve Brexit: England’s High Court

England’s High Court ruling will complicate Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans.

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Court Rejects Brexit Challenge

NORTHERN IRELAND: Court Rejects Brexit Challenge

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the ruling, with a spokesman saying it would allow the British government “to proceed to trigger Article 50 as planned”.

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NIGERIA: ‘Impossible For Dasuki To Steal $2.2b’ – Goodluck Jonathan

NIGERIA: ‘Impossible For Dasuki To Steal $2.2b’ – Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck: “We bought warships, aircraft, weapons for the army and you are still saying 2.2 billion, so where did we get the money to buy all those things?”

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TANZANIA: Ibrahim Lipumba Takes Center Stage In Court

TANZANIA: Ibrahim Lipumba Takes Center Stage In Court

CUF’s Board of Trustees filed a civil suit at High Court against the Registrar of Political Parties and the party’s chairman Prof Ibrahim Lipumba.

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UK: London Court Will Decide EU Exit Case ‘As Quickly As Possible’

UK: London Court Will Decide EU Exit Case ‘As Quickly As Possible’

“We shall take time to consider the matter and give our judgements as quickly as possible,” Lord Chief Justice John Thomas, Britain’s most senior judge.

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UK: Britain Cannot Revoke EU Divorce Once Begun, Government’s Top Lawyer Says

UK: Britain Cannot Revoke EU Divorce Once Begun, Government’s Top Lawyer Says

Attorney General Jeremy Wright told the High Court that a notification invoking Article 50 – probably with a letter from May – was irrevocable.

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