Covid19 North America 

Supreme Court of Canada rules genetic non-discrimination law is constitutional

The Supreme Court of Canada Friday, in a 5-4 split decision, ruled that the 2017 Genetic Non-Discrimination Act has a criminal law purpose and is within Parliament’s jurisdiction under its criminal law powers defined in the Constitution Act, 1867. Justice Andromache Karatkatsanis, writing for the majority, found the law addresses “the threat of harm to several overlapping public interests traditionally protected by criminal law.” She said the law protects “autonomy, privacy, equality and public health.” The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act was born as a private member’s bill in the Senate. S-201…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare Management 

Nigeria releases 7,813 from correctional centres

The federal government has released 7,813 inmates from the Nigeria Correctional Service centres across the country since the outbreak of COVID-19 to curb the spread of the virus among inmates. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said this on Tuesday in Abuja at an event to celebrate the achievement of the Presidential Committee on Correctional Service Reform and Decongestion, since its inception in October 2017. Mr Malami said the measure was taken to reduce risk of inmates contracting the virus. “The Committee, since its inauguration,…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

No election in any part of Ethiopia before COVID 19 is no more threat,says NEBE

Ethiopia’s National Electoral Board (NEBE) disclosed on Wednesday that it has received a request from Tigray regional state Council to organize an election in the region for the 6th general election in the country. In a response statement issued on June 24, the Board recalled that the Ethiopian Upper House (House of Federation) has passed a decision on June 10 to extend the terms of the Federal and Regional House Representatives until after 9 to 12 months after a relevant authority declares that Coronavirus poses no risk to the country.…

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Africa Education 

Dr Babatunde Ajibade Salutes Nigerian Law Teachers, Promises A Re-Reorientation Towards Continuous Improvement In The Quality of Legal Education In Nigeria – Courtroom Mail

Although, as recognized by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the life of the law has been more of experience than logic, there is no denying that a sound legal education is the foundation of successful legal practice. I therefore salute our Law Faculties and the campuses of the Nigerian Law School in Nigeria. In your individual and collective capacities, you have contributed towards the academic, professional and personal development of Nigerian lawyers. Your influence and efforts extend far beyond the classroom and well into the future of law practice in Nigeria.…

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Africa Mining 

Manganese Mining Halted in Luano

A group of illegal manganese miners in Chingola’s Luano area have been directed to halt operations until they obtain relevant documentation for mining activities. Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo who visited the site was in shock that some illegal manganese mining activities were taking place in Luano. He said the group had been directed to immediately stop operations and asked them to formalize their status. Mr Tembo disclosed that the group was working under a company called Mosco Mining whose trace remains unknown. He added that the group has since been…

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