Daily Archives: 18. März 2023

18.03.2023 - 14:14 [ Wikileaks / Nitter ]

UPCOMING DATES: 19 March: 20th Anniversary Iraq invasion 24 March-8 April: States of Violence exhibition [London] 5 April: Anniversary Collateral Murder Release 11 April: 4 year Anniversary Julian Assange detained in UK on US extradition request for publishing

18.03.2023 - 14:10 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Britische Justiz nimmt sich die Zeit, die für Julian Assange im Gefängnis quälend langsam vergeht

Bald sind es vier Jahre, seitdem Julian Assange gewaltsam aus der ecuadorianischen Botschaft in London getragen wurde. Seitdem gab es endlos viele Anhörungen bezüglich des Auslieferungsbegehrens der USA, die sich auch durch Corona-Lockdowns in die Länge zogen. In den letzten 6 Monaten scheint gar nichts mehr zu passieren. Ende August hatten Julian Assanges Anwälte Berufung beim Londoner High Court gegen Punkte im Schiedsspruch des Westminster-Bezirksgerichts vom 4. Januar 2021 und gegen die Entscheidung der damaligen britischen Innenministerin Priti Patel vom 17. Juni letzten Jahres eingelegt. Nun liegt die Entscheidung, ob die Berufung zur Verhandlung angenommen wird, bei einem Richter, dessen Name nirgendwo erscheint, und es erscheint genauso unklar, wann mit einer Entscheidung zu rechnen ist. Derweil sitzt Julian Assange von Ungewissheit gequält im Gefängnis.

18.03.2023 - 13:33 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s High Court Will Strike Down the Coup Legislation, Top Legal Experts Say

The judicial overhaul will destroy democracy, the Knesset isn’t authorized to enact such laws, and their important clauses will be struck down by the High Court: Retired justices, former attorneys general and law professors weigh

18.03.2023 - 10:10 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Passport Office strike: How will five-week walkout affect your travel plans?

(Friday 17 March 2023)

In a “significant escalation” of a dispute over jobs, pay and conditions, the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union says more than 1,000 members will walk out at all seven offices in England, Wales and Scotland from 3 April to 5 May. Staff at the Passport Office in Belfast may join the strike later.

The union says the walkout will have a “significant impact” on the delivery of passports as the summer approaches.

18.03.2023 - 09:55 [ Sky.com ]

Bid to end teacher strikes as government and education unions agree to hold ‚intensive talks‘ on pay and workload

(Friday 17 March 2023)

The news follows the breakthrough in the NHS dispute on Thursday, with union leaders representing thousands of nurses, ambulance crews and other health workers agreeing to suspend further strikes while ballots are held on a new pay offer.

18.03.2023 - 09:53 [ theGuardian.com ]

Junior doctors in England agree to pay talks after three-day strike

(17 Mar 2023)

On Friday night the Department of Health and Social Care said the British Medical Association had agreed to enter negotiations on the same terms as unions representing nurses, ambulance staff and other NHS workers in talks that concluded this week.

18.03.2023 - 09:51 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Government FINALLY reaches pay deal with NHS unions after months of strikes

(16 Mar 2023)

After three months of strikes, the Government has offered a one off bonus this year of 2.5% for the best paid and 8.2% for the worst paid.

The offer, recommended by most of the main NHS unions, comes on top of the 4% increase already implemented for 2022/23.

This award had come with inflation at over 10% and had sparked the strikes.

18.03.2023 - 02:44 [ Haaretz ]

In Two Weeks, Israel’s Pro-democracy Protest Could Seem Like a Walk in the Park

The joint leaders of the protest movement are constantly trying to synchronize the operations of more than 100 participating organizations. Eran Schwarz, an educator and former Air Force pilot and now the director of these efforts, told Haaretz that the number of communities in which protests were held last Saturday night jumped from 80 to over 100, and that the number of people participating in the demonstrations increasing weekly. (…)

One of the wise decisions made by protest leaders was to stay away from currently serving politicians. Opposition parties are not leading the protest and are only trying to ride the huge wave it is creating in the streets. In the central weekly rally in Tel Aviv, politicians who are currently serving in the Knesset have been barred from speaking. They’ve had to make do with subsidiary locations, in other cities.

18.03.2023 - 00:42 [ Internationaler Strafgerichtshof / International Criminal Court - icc-cpi.int ]

Statement by Prosecutor Karim A. A. Khan KC on the issuance of arrest warrants against President Vladimir Putin and Ms Maria Lvova-Belova

On 22 February 2023, I submitted applications to Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court for warrants of arrest in the context of the Situation in Ukraine.

Today, the Pre-Trial Chamber has issued arrest warrants in relation to the following two individuals:

Mr Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation; and
Ms Maria Lvova-Belova, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation.

On the basis of evidence collected and analysed by my Office pursuant to its independent investigations, the Pre-Trial Chamber has confirmed that there are reasonable grounds to believe that President Putin and Ms Lvova-Belova bear criminal responsibility for the unlawful deportation and transfer of Ukrainian children from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, contrary to article 8(2)(a)(vii) and article 8(2)(b)(viii) of the Rome Statute.