Posts tagged as Justice

Minister of Justice Raivo Aeg will not nominate Prosecutor General Lavly Perling for another term

Thursday, October 24, 2019

“We must admit today that there is no consensus in the government. The government’s decisions must be based on a consensus and approved by all sides,” the minister said during Riigikogu Question Time yesterday. “Therefore, it is quite likely that Lavly Perling must stay on in the capacity of acting prosecutor general at least for some time after her contract expires on October 31.” Perling told Postimees that she met…

Polish Law and Justice announces victory in general election

Monday, October 14, 2019

After the Polish parliamentary election, the ruling national-conservative Law and Justice party has claimed victory as exit polls showed another landslide victory. Polish public broadcaster Polskie Radio reports that after the general election held on Sunday, October 13, Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński claimed victory as exit polls showed the party winning 43.6% of votes. TVP channel said that such a result would give the ruling conservatives 239 seats…

Latvian minister wants to merge Justice and Interior Affairs Ministry

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Interior Affairs Minister Sandis Ģirģens has proposed merging Justice Ministry with Interior Affairs Ministry. During the ongoing conference Path Towards a National Plan to Put an End to Human Trade, Saeima members discussed the penalty system as a whole. Minister Ģirģens stressed that it is necessary to improve the country’s penalty, court and investigation system and so he proposed as a solution to merge Justice Ministry with Interior Affairs Ministry.…

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Five years after a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above eastern Ukraine, relatives and friends of those killed gathered Wednesday at a Dutch memorial to mark the anniversary. Hours before the start of a memorial ceremony, families began arriving, many holding hands and clutching bunches of sunflowers. The names of all 298 passengers and crew killed on July 17, 2014, will be read out at…

Lithuania’s EAPL-CFA will take part in talks on ruling coalition

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance will take part in the ongoing talks on a new ruling coalition, its leader said after the party’s council meeting in Vilnius on Friday. “It made the decision to officially start talks on a future coalition,” Tomasevski told journalists after the council meeting. “We agreed that program provisions are key and from that point we start to talk. If…

Israel security forces should face justice for Gaza killings: U.N.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

United Nations investigators said on Thursday Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 Palestinians and wounding more than 6,100 at weekly protests in Gaza last year. The independent panel said it had confidential information about those it believes to be responsible for the killings, including snipers and commanders. “The Israeli security forces killed and maimed Palestinian demonstrators who did not pose an…

Estonian govt to discuss extradition of Estonian citizen to US

Thursday, January 31, 2019

 The Estonian government is to discuss at a meeting on Thursday the extradition of a citizen of Estonia to the United States. The government will discuss the extradition of a person, who is being accused of a total of 52 counts of criminal offenses committed in the United States from 2012 to 2015, spokespeople for the government said. The US Department of Justice has filed a request with Estonia for…