Day: September 24, 2020

Kingdom of Morocco Remarkably Elected to UN Human Rights Committee

Elected by 127 votes out of 171, among 14 other competitors vying for the 9 seats to be filled on the said Committee, the Moroccan expert will sit for a four-year term in this UN body in charge of monitoring the implementation of commitments incumbent on states parties under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified to date by 173 countries, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad.

The success of this candidacy illustrates the confidence that the far-sighted policy by HM King Mohammed VI enjoys, in terms of democratic reforms, the rule of law, and the protection of human rights as universally recognized, underlined the press release.

This new success reaffirms the trust and credibility enjoyed by national human rights mechanisms and the Moroccan expertise, well known within the UN human rights system, the same source said, adding that it

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Federalist Society Blocks Basic Judicial Ethics Rule

In the musical Hamilton, Aaron Burr is asked by Alexander Hamilton to participate in drafting a series of essays, now known as the Federalist Papers, to help define the contours of a new Constitution. Although Burr recognizes the need, he declines Hamilton’s entreaties. He opts for safety, waiting to see which way the wind blows.



John Roberts wearing a suit and tie: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is the head of the federal judiciary. Mario Tama/Getty Images


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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is the head of the federal judiciary. Mario Tama/Getty Images

In a case of life imitating art, this is just what a committee of 15 federal judges, all appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts, did when confronted with a serious ethical issue that has long-term consequences to the integrity of the judiciary.

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The Codes of Conduct Committee is charged with providing ethical guidance to federal judges. Public respect for the integrity of the judiciary provides the moral authority to resolve disputes and

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Political interference singled out as major obstacle in anti-corruption reform efforts during previous BN administration, World Bank reports



a tall building in a city: A World Bank report says political interference is one of the major impediments of past governance and anti-corruption reform efforts in Malaysia during the previous BN administration. — Picture by Hari Anggara


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A World Bank report says political interference is one of the major impediments of past governance and anti-corruption reform efforts in Malaysia during the previous BN administration. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Political interference has been singled out as one of the major impediments of past governance and anti-corruption reform efforts in the country during the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration, a World Bank report has said.

The “Enhancing Government Effectiveness and Transparency: The Fight Against Corruption” report said the National Integrity Plan (NIP) — introduced in 2004 — had limited impact as the focus was on advocacy rather than on bringing about structural changes.

“The anti-corruption institutions were focused on mid-level corruption rather than grand corruption involving the highest echelon of government leadership.

“The National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) for that reason has singled out political interference as one of

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Mike Lallier pleads guilty to providing alcohol to 15-year-old Fayetteville boy


The victim is disappointed by the outcome, his lawyer said

By Paul Woolverton
 |  USA TODAY Network

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. — In a plea bargain that allowed him to avoid a conviction as a sex offender, Mike Lallier of Fayetteville’s Reed-Lallier Chevrolet car dealership was convicted Friday of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for giving alcohol to a 15-year-old Fayetteville boy four years ago.

“I plead guilty, your honor,” Lallier told Judge Roger Henderson.

The boy, who is now 19, and his family are unhappy with the outcome, said their lawyer, Michael Porter.

“He is disappointed that Mike Lallier will not have to register as a sex offender because he’s hoped that any plea agreement would force Lallier to register so that another young boy would not have to go down the same path that he went down,” Porter said.

More: It’s been four years. Why hasn’t Fayetteville car

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