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In the Matter of Alex Saab, Can Constitutional Court Maintain Independence and Pushback Against Political Pressure?

B & FT Online 22 Jun 2021
The Honourable Justices of the Constitutional Court have a history of independence and in the absence of leadership from the President, the reputation of the Cabo Verde legal system as being one of the most independent and free from political intervention in Africa rests on their shoulders.
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Are countries fulfilling the promise of the Violence and Harassment Convention?

Open Democracy 21 Jun 2021
While this legal ... Two years after the adoption of Convention 190, what progress have member states made in complying with its mandates? Six countries, including Namibia, Argentina, and Somalia, have ratified the convention and given it legal effect in their domestic system.
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Political Warfare Waged in the Courts Is a Threat to South Africa's Legal System

All Africa 14 Jun 2021
If the strategy is not to argue law or application of the law to proven facts, it is most certainly to attack the legitimacy of the prosecution, whether it be headed by Billy Downer or anyone else ....
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Critical race theory in schools: What parents should know

Yahoo Daily News 02 Jun 2021
The law should analyze broader systems of race, class and gender ... The essays, which examined how slavery paved American education, pop culture, legal systems and the economy, inspired the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (which is not associated with the Pulitzer Prizes) to create a K-12 curriculum around it. .
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Against Shameful Accusations of Nazism and Apartheid in Israel

The American Spectator 30 May 2021
What does the word “apartheid” mean? Where did it get its terrible reputation? It was the term in Afrikaans for the systemic setting apart of the races by means of law in South Africa. At least American segregation had the legal cover of Plessy v ... In South Africa, ...
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Ramaphosa’s testimony at Zondo commission failed to lift the lid on ANC graft

Independent online (SA) 02 May 2021
Not only did its legal provisions appropriate to a small minority the assets and resources that rightfully belonged to all South Africa’s people, but there was also a prevailing culture of corruption within the apartheid state, state-owned enterprises, private business establishment and Bantustan administrations.”.
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Israel: What is the crime of apartheid?

Urdu Point 28 Apr 2021
- South Africa - Apartheid was a system of racial segregation enshrined in law in South Africa and what is now Namibia from 1948 onwards to institutionalise white supremacy ... The convention, which came into operation three years later, was intended not just to deal with South Africa but with similar discrimination elsewhere.
photo: AP / Ariel Schalit
An Arab woman shouts slogans against Jewish nationalist religious groups that are buying up property in the Arab neighborhood of Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, April 24, 2021. Jaffa, the historic core of the greater Tel Aviv metropolis, is home to around 20,000 Arab residents, remnants of the Palestinian population of the city from before Israel’s creation in 1948. The district has undergone extensive gentrification in recent decades, accelerated in the past several years as real estate prices in Israel have skyrocketed to meet surging demand. The wealthy Tel Avivis’ push southward into Jaffa has come at the expense of Jaffa’s largely impoverished and working class Arab residents, adding an ethnic element to an economic phenomenon familiar in other global cities. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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Israel blasts Human Rights Watch report accusing it of committing the 'crime of apartheid'

Independent online (SA) 28 Apr 2021
HRW said that while apartheid was initially coined with respect to institutional persecution of black people in South Africa, it was now a universally recognised legal term ... South Africa. Apartheid was a system of racial segregation enshrined in law in South Africa and what is now Namibia from 1948 onwards to institutionalise white supremacy.
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Israel committing ‘apartheid’ against Palestinians: HRW

The News International 28 Apr 2021
Human Rights Watch said that while apartheid was initially coined with respect to institutional persecution of black people in South Africa, it is now a universally recognised legal term ... Israel maintains it is a democracy where the 20 percent Arab minority enjoys full rights, including voting, but Arab citizens complain of systemic discrimination.
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Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid

New York Times 27 Apr 2021
Human Rights Watch is the latest watchdog to accuse Israel of perpetuating a version of the racist legal system that once governed South Africa. Israel says the charge is baseless ... .
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Israel committing apartheid: HRW

Taipei Times 27 Apr 2021
HRW said that while apartheid was initially coined with respect to institutional persecution of black people in South Africa, it is now a universally recognized legal term ... Israel maintains it is a democracy where the 20 percent Arab minority enjoys full rights, including voting, but Arab citizens complain of systemic discrimination.
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Palestinian officials welcome report accusing Israel of 'apartheid'

The National 27 Apr 2021
It “articulately defines Israeli policies and atrocities against the Palestinian people using the proper legal definition for crimes and criminals,” he said on Tuesday ... HRW said that while apartheid was initially coined with respect to the institutional persecution of blacks in South Africa, it was now a universally recognised legal term.
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Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: Human Rights Watch

Straits Times 27 Apr 2021
HRW said that while apartheid was initially coined with respect to institutional persecution of blacks in South Africa, it was now a universally recognised legal term. An apartheid system is defined by "an effort to maintain domination by one racial group over another, a context ...
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Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians, says historic HRW report

The New Arab 27 Apr 2021
HRW said that while apartheid was initially coined with respect to institutional persecution of black people in South Africa, it was now a universally recognised legal term. An apartheid system is defined by "inhuman acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining ...
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Israel committing apartheid—HRW

Manila Standard Today 27 Apr 2021
Threshold crossed’ HRW said that while apartheid was initially coined with respect to institutional persecution of black people in South Africa, it was now a universally recognised legal term. An apartheid system is defined by “inhuman acts committed for the ...

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