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Female Anglican bishops speak out on gender justice Rector Knoxville, TN Comments (1) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Anglican Communion News Service] The seven female bishops of the provinces of the Anglican Church Australia and of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have used their first ever meeting to speak out “for the well-being of girls and women across the Anglican Communion.”During the three day meeting, in the Diocese of Gippsland, to the east of Melbourne, the bishops addressed the history and experience of women in the episcopate and reflected on the journey of women to ordination to all three orders of ministry in their respective provinces.Full article. Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Women’s Ministry Submit a Job Listing Gender Justice, Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC May 2, 2017 at 5:21 pm The church is almost never on the cutting edge of anything. How can other institutions show equality for women when our Christian men jealously guard their power. I think that women have to press for reform or their won’t be any . Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Barbara Reynolds says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted May 2, 2017 Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY
The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly held a People’s Tribunal Against Police Terror on June 6 that brought many members of oppressed communities out to testify about their experiences with the police. One of the resolutions adopted by that tribunal was to launch a campaign to teach people in the oppressed communities of Baltimore about their legal rights with regards to the police, as well as to set up “Cop Watch” teams to film the police on the job.On July 13, the first training session in the “Know Your Rights” campaign was held. The room was packed as a video was shown giving a basic rundown of how to conduct oneself when confronted by the police and what one’s legal rights are in that situation.Activists then came up with a plan to bring the program to the communities themselves. Instead of holding meetings that community members have to travel to to attend, the People’s Power Assembly has planned to set up educational programs on street corners inside oppressed communities themselves. In this way, the most exploited people, who may not usually come out to a political meeting, can be reached directly.The importance and impact of this campaign is twofold. Firstly, the “Know Your Rights” portion of the campaign will give people some improvement in their individual legal circumstances. When a person refuses an unlawful search that would have incriminated them, or knows that they do not have to speak with the police, this can potentially lead to a more favorable conclusion to their legal situation. Beyond the immediate individual legal outcomes, when people collectively begin to know their legal rights within bourgeois law, they will start to discover just how much of what the police do is actually illegal, even in their system. This will show more and more clearly the necessity of changing the entire system.The “Cop Watch” portion of the campaign, then, is an extension of that raised consciousness. In this modern period, cameras capable of recording video have become ubiquitous. In the hands of politically conscious people, these can be used to expose the brutality that the police commit on oppressed people every day. These videos will further increase the level of resistance to police terror by exposing the police for the lying terrorists that they are and drawing more and more people into the struggle.These impacts ultimately reduce the morale and political power of the police. If the police know that they are dealing with an educated and organized group of people, and that they are being recorded, it could cause them to think twice about their actions. With each beating and murder committed by the police that is exposed, their support will continue to plummet.In the end, however, this campaign will only make serious change as part of a broader struggle against police terror. That is why, in Baltimore, the People’s Power Assembly has raised the demand of placing the police under full democratic community control. Only then, in conjunction with the education and politicization of the people, will we be able to defeat police terror.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter SHARE Plenish Providing Good Profit Opportunity in SE Indiana The Plenish soybean is used to produce high oleic soybean oil which contains no trans fats. It is helping the US soybean industry regain its share of the vegetable oil market. The oil that is produced from these Plenish varieties has a number of advantages of other oils in cooking and food processing. Previous articleFarm Bureau to Match Law Foundation ContributionsNext articleWatchdog Group Suing EPA over Failure to Release Communications with Oil Industry Gary Truitt SHARE Indiana set a goal of doubling Plenish acres in 2014. In addition, ten new delivery locations are now located in the state. A second processor contracting program has been added in Northwest Indiana for the Bunge, Decatur, IN, facility. A list of all the Plenish processor contacts can be round at Plenish website. As the harvest resumes this week, soybean farmers in Southeast Indiana will be watching their yield monitors closely. Early results indicate yields are exceptional. Jason Urwin with DuPont Pioneer says the new T series soybean varieties are performing quite well, “We are getting good performance out of 35T97 and 33T72.” Both were new additions to the Pioneer line up this year. By Gary Truitt – Oct 23, 2014 Urwin told HAT that the new Plenish soybean varieties from Pioneer have also done well this year, “We had a field in Rush County that yielded an average of 72 bpa over 154 acres with the Plenish variety 33T94 which is remarkable.” With a 40 – 50 cent premium, the Plenish soybeans are providing a nice return for growers, according to Urwin. Plenish Providing Good Profit Opportunity in SE Indiana Home Indiana Agriculture News Plenish Providing Good Profit Opportunity in SE Indiana Facebook Twitter
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Public transit commuters can use TAP cards to ride Pasadena ARTS (Area Rapid Transit System) and Dial-A-Ride buses starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 when Pasadenaâ€™s Department of Transportation unveils new TAP validators on all ARTS and Dial-A-Ride buses.Riders who use TAP cards loaded with a Stored Value or EZ transit pass and riders who use Access Rider ID TAP cards can simply tap their cards at the validators upon boarding Pasadenaâ€™s ARTS buses.For Dial-a-Ride buses, members can use TAP cards loaded with a Stored Value.The fareboxes will still be available, but many passengers feel TAP is a faster, more efficient way to pay. Using the validators will reduce passenger boarding time because riders donâ€™t have to pull out dollars or coins to feed the fareboxes.ARTS riders transferring to other transit operators will still need to use cash to purchase an interagency transfer from ARTS bus drivers. ARTS riders transferring between ARTS buses should continue requesting free paper transfers from ARTS bus drivers, according to City transportation officials.Pasadena ARTS and Dial-A-Ride will join 12 other transit providers in Los Angeles County that use TAP, including all of the other transit providers operating in Pasadena. The other transit providers servicing Pasadena that also use TAP are Metro (buses and Gold Line), Foothill Transit and LADOT.Commuters can purchase TAP cards online at taptogo.net, by phone at (866) TAPTOGO, (866) 827-8646, or in person at TAP sales locations, including any of the six Metro Rail stations in Pasadena.To learn about using TAP on Pasadena ARTS and Dial-A-Ride buses, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/Transportation/TAP.aspx.For questions, contact Mark Yamarone at (626) 744-7474 or [email protected] connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online atÂ www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov,Â www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook atÂ www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626)Â 744-7311. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment latest #1 Pasadena Arts and Dial-A-Ride Accept Tap Cards Starting Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Published on Friday, August 29, 2014 | 6:44 pm More Cool Stuff Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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J&K HC Dismisses Plea Complaining Of Arbitrary Pricing Of Air Tickets By Private Airlines [Read Judgment]
News UpdatesJ&K HC Dismisses Plea Complaining Of Arbitrary Pricing Of Air Tickets By Private Airlines [Read Judgment] Sparsh Upadhyay2 Sep 2020 7:37 AMShare This – xThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court recently dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) complaining that “the pricing of airlines tickets by private airlines is arbitrary; that airlines use differentiated pricings whereby the price discrimination is effected and air services are sold at varying prices simultaneously to different segments, to the prejudice of the consumers.”A Bench comprising…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court recently dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) complaining that “the pricing of airlines tickets by private airlines is arbitrary; that airlines use differentiated pricings whereby the price discrimination is effected and air services are sold at varying prices simultaneously to different segments, to the prejudice of the consumers.”A Bench comprising of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajesh Bindal observed that it is trite that judicial review is not concerned with matters of economic policy or price fixation.The bench further said,”It is not open to a writ court to supplant its views with those taken by the private bodies over which, as herein, the private airlines whose actions are being challenged.”The Background of the caseThe present petition was filed by two residents of Jammu. The petitioner no. 1 was thrice elected the President of Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Jammu, while the petitioner no. 2 is a practicing advocate.In support of their grievance, reliance was placed on newspaper reports highlighting opinions of Parliamentary panels, the Corporate Affairs Ministry and other persons.The grievance, therefore, was that passengers are being compelled to pay amounts for air services which are absolutely illogical, irrational and illegal as a result of arbitrary exercise of authority.Significantly, during the pendency of the above writ petition, one Zulikha Bano, teacher in a private school in Leh also filed a writ petition (WPPIL No. 24/2016), complaining that exorbitant airfare for plying to and from Ladakh were charged by the airlines creating tremendous difficulties for the common man of the remote region.This writ petitioner (Zulikha Bano) contended that airlines were adopting the unfair practice of sharp increases in the air ticket prices raising it from Rs. 30,000/- to Rs. 35,000/- making it difficult for the common man to travel to and from Ladakh.In this background, by way of the writ petition filed in the public interest, the petitioners sought for “issuance of directions to the respondents to subsidize airfare, especially for the local tribal population and to contain the illegal fare practice of unreasonably raising the cost of the tickets. The petitioner also prayed for a direction to the respondents to bring uniformity in the price of the air tickets by the airlines.”Notably, in the writ petition, WPPIL No. 24/2016, an order was passed on 8th February 2017 directing that this petition be listed along with PIL No. 27/2015. In this background, both the writ petitions were taken up for consideration and were heard together.The Court’s order in WP (C) no. 26/2013It may be noted that a similar grievance was made by the writ petitioner, by way of WP (C) no. 26/2013, which was disposed of by an order dated 1st April 2015 with the liberty to the petitioner to make a representation to the Director General, Civil Aviation regarding their grievance.The petitioners stated that the said representation was made. However, the grievance was neither considered nor redressed, necessitating the present writ petitionIn response to this, the Ministry of Civil Aviation stated before the court that the Ministry considered the representation of the petitioner and disposed of the same (in July 2015) with the observation that “in case the petitioner was not satisfied with the said order, he may file an appeal with the Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation as per Rule 3 (B) of Aircraft Rules, 1937.”Consequently, the High Court came to the conclusion that the petitioners were informed of the availability of the remedy of an appeal in terms of Rule 3 (B) of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 in the Ministry’s order dated July 2015, as above. However, the petitioners did not file such an appeal.To this, the court said,”Clearly the instant writ petition is not maintainable as the petitioners have an efficacious alternative remedy available to them.”Final observations of the High CourtWhile referring to the Judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Union of India and another v. Cyanamide India Ltd. and another etc. (1987) 2 SCC 720 , the bench observed,”It is well settled that price fixation is not the function of the court and only a limited examination as to whether the authority fixing the prices had considered the relevant factors, can be conducted.”[Note: In the aforesaid Judgment, the Supreme Court had laid down the scope of permissible inquiry by a court into the issues of price fixation.]In the present case, the bench also observed that the Counsel appearing for the petitioners was unable to point out the violation of any statutory provisions or any delegated legislation or even of any binding circular by the Government or by the Director-General of Civil Aviation.Further, the bench remarked,”The Director-General of Civil Aviation has no power on the economic regulations of civil aviation and air transport services, including the approval, disapproval or revision of tariff of air transport services.”While appearing before the court, Private Airlines also rendered individual explanations justifying the pricing of air tickets.The Court’s attention was also drawn to sub-rule (1) of Rule 135 of Aircraft Rules, 1937. Further, the bench observed that the prices of the air tickets depend upon the date of travel, how much in advance, the air ticket is booked and the number of seats available on a flight.Consequently, the court took note of the fact that Fixation of the airfare depends on various factors such as:1. Fuel cost which is subject to variation;2. Present market conditions;3. Cost of operation and maintenance;4. Seasonal pattern and demand;5. Govt. taxes and levies;6. Commercial viability examined keeping in mind the aforesaid factors thereby, accounting for some margins for reasonable profits for the sustenance of the Airlines etc.It may be noted that sub-rule (4) of Rule 135 of Aircraft Rules 1937 provides that if the Director-General, Civil Aviation is satisfied that any Air Transport Undertaking has established excessive or predatory tariff under sub rule (1) or has indulged in oligopolistic practice, he shall, by an order, issue directions to such Air Transport Undertaking, which directions of Director-General Civil Aviation are required to be complied with by the Air Transport Undertaking. In this context the court said,”The petitioners have also not made any complaint to the Director-General, Civil Aviation in accordance with Rule 135 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 and have approached this Court without having taken recourse to the statutory remedy available to them.”The court also took of the fact that the petitioners did not make any specific allegations in their petitions, but they had premised the writ petitions only on newspaper reports and had made vague and general submissions.Further, the court said that even if the writ petition is maintainable, this Court does not have the expertise or jurisdiction to undertake the exercise of price fixation.Lastly, while observing that the respondents have explained the circumstances in which there is price fluctuation, the bench remarked,”The writ petitions must therefore fail for several reasons. The petitioners had available an efficacious alternative remedy in the nature of the appeal to the Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation under Rule 3 (B) of Aircraft Rules, 1937, which the petitioners have failed to exhaust. The petitioners also have the remedy under Rule 135 (4) of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 for making specific complaint to the Director-General, Civil Aviation, which has not been done.”For all these reasons, the court was of the view that the writ petitions were completely misconceived and was thereby dismissed.Case Details:Case Title: Y. V. Sharma and another v. Union of India and othersCase No.: PIL No. 27/2015Quorum: Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajesh BindalAppearance: Advocate B. S. Salathia, Advocate Pulkit Chrungoo (for the Petitioners); Advocate Inderjeet Gupta, Advocate Anuj Dewan Raina, Advocate Rahul Pant (for the respondents).Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Next Story
ColumnsNepal And Constitutional Reforms Nabeela Siddiqi2 March 2021 5:05 AMShare This – xIn all modern constitutions, human rights and freedoms and their security occupy a prominent role. Many of them include references to human rights in international law, Constitutional reform is a compelling shift from one form of governance to another, from autocracy to democracy, from one-party rule to multi-party rule, for example, it is a precursor to elections for any new form…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn all modern constitutions, human rights and freedoms and their security occupy a prominent role. Many of them include references to human rights in international law, Constitutional reform is a compelling shift from one form of governance to another, from autocracy to democracy, from one-party rule to multi-party rule, for example, it is a precursor to elections for any new form of government (by local constituents as well as the international community). Constitution-making is no longer regarded as a technical legal exercise but is used as a profoundly political, transformative process in conflict-affected countries (Teitel, 1997). The openness to international law is one of the features of all new constitutions. Manifestations of this transparency are diverse but differ from constitution to constitution. It is only natural thatand others affirm their primacy over national laws. Many new constitutions contain foreign affairs and international relations provisions. Both these provisions, one way or another, include general requirements to conform with the laws of international law when performing international relations (for instance, Art. 6 of the Turkmen Constitution, Art. 18 of the Belarus Constitution, Art. 8 of the Kazakh Constitution). The monarchy of Nepal ended in 2008. It’s parliament was dissolved three times during the time it was in force, and finally the Constituent Assembly-cum-Parliament was established in 2008. The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) emerged as the dominant party by taking 220 out of 575 seats in the elections to the Nepalese Constituent Assembly (CA) in 2008. Despite having received four extensions from the Supreme Court of Nepal, the first CA was unable to deliver the constitution by the deadline that came to an end in 2012. The Supreme Court of Nepal did not grant any further extension. The second CA was elected in 2013. Unofficially, the one-year deadline for the second CA was set by the Assembly to deliver the constitution. It took seven years and two Constituent Assemblies, the second of which passed with a 90% majority. Article 1 of the new Constitution reads as “1. Constitution as the fundamental law: ((1). This constitution is the fundamental law of Nepal. All laws inconsistent with this constitution shall, to the extent of such inconsistency, be void.” Since the nation’s first political crisis in the previous year, constitutional experts have anticipated a new one. Following the strife within the ruling NCP (Nepal Communist Party) leadership, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli dissolved the lower house of the country’s parliament (275-member House of Representatives) recently. Following the criticism of his opponents in the party, he resorted to choosing the necessary evil to save the fall of his government. It is a crucial moment for constitutional experts to ‘look east’ and watch out for the ‘constitutional fractures’ in the neighborhood. With an interesting turn of events, the Standing Committee of the Nepal PM’s party condemned this move as unconstitutional and undemocratic. A writ petition against the move was filed with the Supreme Court. This incident would be an epoch in the history of the Constitution of Nepal. It would analyze the courts and legislatures in reasoning processes, deliberation and decision-making structures, and institutional capacity. If the court finds that Oli’s decision has violated constitutional provisions, he will have to resign as prime minister. If not, the interim government will continue until the next elections, this year. In their reaction, both the Opposition and the Speaker boycotted the constitutional council meetings called by the Prime Minister, which were considered unconstitutional by the Oli group. Numerous rounds of talks and discussions between the two have proven unsuccessful in addressing the crisis, with both leaders sticking to their respective positions. P.M. Oli was hesitant to step down from one role as a PM or party chair, as his rival group had requested. All efforts by the second-ranking leadership to coax the two leaders to reach a compromise have also failed. The split in a two-thirds majority party raised concerns that it could lead to a systemic collapse. The constitution of 2015, has 305 articles and eight parts. This constitution is started with a preamble by incorporating the principle of “socialism based on democratic values.” The constitution has democratic provisions as possessed by the best constitutions of the world. It contains the major principles such as democracy, republicanism, federalism, secularism, and inclusiveness. Under the provision of proportional representation, efforts to make it inclusive covering vulnerable sections of society. According to Article 85 (1) and Article 76 (7) of the Constitution of Nepal, the lower house has a term of five years unless dissolved earlier. There is no provision in the Constitution, however, that allows the Prime Minister, who leads the two-thirds majority government, to unilaterally dissolve it. Which is why Section 76 of the Constitution states clearly that the President can dissolve Parliament only in a condition where the prospect of establishing a coalition ceases entirely, on the advice of the Prime Minister. So this exercise should have taken place within the parliament. These procedural requirements were not followed as Oli abolished the parliament. As a repercussion, several opposition parties have taken to the streets to protest the decision of PM Oli, the first dissolution in the country’s democratic history. With the political and constitutional crisis in Nepal escalating by the day and the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) experiencing a vertical split. Elkins, Ginsberg, and Melton have used their extensive empirical data to suggest that on average, constitutions last only 19 years (Elkins et al, 2009) while 406 out of 964 of those lasted more than 10 years (Huq et al, 2014). The government is right that it is impossible to satisfy all the people in a democracy all the time, but erroneous when it, therefore, ignores the real concerns of a large sector of the population. Years of prejudice and discrimination have pre-disposed populations of plain origin, to a degree that other social groups perceive government acts of prejudice and arrogance. Nepal will find its way back from the edge, but the international community also has a role to play, especially in encouraging the government and the parties to revisit the obligations of the CPA and the statutory bodies to uphold the rule of law. Such constitutional commitments do not, from the perspective of international law, add much to the already existing obligations of all States to comply with the customary and treaty rules of that law. Rather, willingness is a kind of ‘confidence-building measure’ to be a loyal and law-abiding member of the international community. The Diplomat in a recent piece argued that Nepal’s foreign policy has become strongly pro-China under the NCP government. The issue of the Kalapani boundary conflict has eroded common conceptions of India in Nepal. Trying to take advantage, Nepal’s current leadership has taken a unilateral decision to draw up new maps showing that Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura belong to Nepal. Evidently, by accusing New Delhi of seizing Nepali land, by issuing maps that showed disputed territory as part of Nepal, and by including these changes in the Constitution, Oli began to take hostile positions against India, even provoking New Delhi. It is essential that a stable democratic government is in place in Nepal in the interest of India and International community. Views are personelThe author is a Doctoral Candidate Previously worked as – Research – cum – Teaching Assistant, National Law University Jabalpur Next Story
carlballou/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS(RICHMOND, Va.) — An armed individual was arrested near the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia, police said Saturday morning.No shots were fired and the area was deemed secure after being searched, police said.“The situation at 1805 Monument Avenue has been resolved,” police wrote on Twitter.Police said one person was in custody, but no further details were released.The public is now allowed into the area.Though no details were released about what caused the incident, it comes as the future of the monument plays out in court.Protesters calling for racial justice across the country have demanded statues of Confederate leaders, like Lee, be taken down.Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to remove the statue is under an indefinite injection following a judge’s order.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. HRprofessionals in the legal sector are being urged to work more closely withsenior lawyers to help recruit and retain staff.Anew report by recruitment consultancy EJ Legal claims that young lawyers arenot committed to a traditional legal career. Two-thirdsof lawyers believe the career structure is in need of change, while 85 per centof HR professionals believe it is fine.Whenasked whether the opportunity to follow a different career path would have animpact on retention, 60 per cent of partners said that it would.But45 per cent of HR professionals do not see it as an issue.RobertHalton, HR director at law firm DLA, believes young lawyers are following a newapproach to their careers.Hesaid, “The traditional legal career structure was to join a solicitors andwork your way up to the top. Lawyers, as are all employees, are now looking todevelop their reputations and CVs by using the names of companies to developtheir careers.”Eighty-fiveper cent of HR staff believe family-friendly policies are key to retaininglawyers, and 65 per cent of those without such policies said they areconsidering introducing them.Haltonsaid, “The question of retention is not about family-friendly policies butabout schemes that are flexible for all employees, including access to mobilephones and laptops. To increase retention, we allow employees to buy extraholidays after three years of employment.” EJLegal’s Warren Green said, “The survey reveals a widespread difference ofopinion between legal and HR professionals. To ensure lawyers’ concerns areaddressed, the two must start working closer together to ensure there is not adecline in talent joining the profession, or indeed, lawyers leaving theprofession.”www.ejgroup.co.ukByPaul Nelson HR viewed as out of step with lawyers’ demandsOn 22 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article