Daily Archives: 11/11/2018

Haiti: Grève des avocats : « La justice est un service public qui ne peut pas être interrompu », prévient le CSPJ

le 9 novembre, 2018

Le Conseil Supérieur du Pouvoir Judiciaire (CSPJ) rappelle aux avocats que le droit de grève doit s’exercer dans les limites pré-édictées par la Loi, sans porter atteinte aux libertés individuelles, particulièrement le droit des Justiciables de recourir à la Justice sans l’assistance d’un Avocat

Vendredi 9 novembre 2018 ((rezonodwes.com))– Le Pouvoir Judiciaire représenté par le Conseil Supérieur du Pouvoir Judiciaire (CSPJ), face à l’incompréhension de plus d’un, fixe sa position sur a fermeture forcée des portes du Tribunal de Première Instance de Port-au-Prince.

Le Pouvoir Judiciaire rappelle à tout un chacun que la Justice est un service public qui ne peut pas être interrompu sous aucun prétexte, généralement quelconque.

Le Pouvoir Judiciaire rappelle ainsi que la liberté est un droit inaliénable dont dispose chaque individu, et qu’en vertu de ce principe, les Justiciables ont le droit d’accès à la Justice, comme service public, même sans recourir au service d’un Avocat, ce, en vertu de l’article 25.1 qui stipule : « Nul ne peut être interrogé en l’absence d’un Avocat ou d’un témoin de son choix. »

Enfin, le droit de grève est un droit reconnu par la Constitution, les Lois de la République et les Conventions légalement ratifiées par Haïti. Cependant, ce droit, aussi légitime qu’il soit, s’exerce dans les limites pré-édictées par la Loi, sans porter atteinte aux libertés individuelles, particulièrement le droit des Justiciables de recourir à la Justice sans l’assistance d’un Avocat.

https://rezonodwes.com/greve-des-avocats-la-justice-est-un-service-public-qui-ne-peut-pas-etre-interrompu-previent-le-cspj/

https://lenouvelliste.com/article/194822/arret-de-travail-des-avocats-des-institutions-etatiques-se-prononcent

https://lenouvelliste.com/article/194713/letau-se-resserre

https://www.juno7.ht/haiti-justice-le-palais-de-justice-de-port-au-prince-quasi-dysfonctionnel-en-raison-de-la-greve-des-avocats/

http://www.alterpresse.org/spip.php?article23755#.W-fmxpNKjIU

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USA/Ecuador/Canada: Peter Foster: Corruption, Pink Floyd and Aboriginal rights walk into Banff’s ‘post-normal’ law conference

November 9, 2018

The conference seems to represent what might be described as ‘post-normal law.’ It is the law of taking sides

This weekend sees a conference in Banff that should be of interest to all those concerned about the rule of law, and the forces undermining it. Titled “Indigenous Solutions for Environmental Challenges,” the conference’s “context” is the US$8.6 billion (at last count) judgment in an Ecuadorean court against U.S. oil company Chevron. According to the conference’s website, the Chevron case will be used “to consider the critical role of judicial remedies for violations of the rights of indigenous and other affected peoples… both in Canada and beyond.”

With the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on judicial hold, and capital evacuating the Canadian oil patch due to legislative uncertainties, the topic is timely. But if “hard cases make bad law,” then corrupt cases threaten very bad law indeed.

Two U.S. courts have determined that the Ecuadorean decision was the result of a fraud engineered by U.S. lawyer, Steve Donziger (who will appear at the conference). Donziger claims this is all a Chevron campaign to “vilify him” for innocent “errors in judgment.” Earlier this year, Donziger’s licences to practice law in the U.S. were suspended.

Conference organizer Kathleen Mahoney, a law professor at the University of Calgary, told me this week in an email that she denies the conference is about applying “pressure to bear on Chevron to come to the table,” but those are the words used more than a year ago in her letter to Donziger proposing the conference, and suggesting he support it (the letter is reprinted below). The letter, part of a contempt motion filed by Chevron against Donziger, redacted until recently, was last month ordered fully disclosed by a New York court. The court exhibit shows Donziger passed the letter to colleagues with the comment: “Please do not send around. This is potentially breakthrough stuff…. Kathleen is (former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations) Phil Fontaine’s wife and she is a major force in Canada as a human rights lawyer and activist.”

Peter Foster: Corruption, Pink Floyd and Aboriginal rights walk into Banff’s ‘post-normal’ law conference

LILLEY: Stink of corruption hangs over environmental conference

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/chevron-case-shakedown-ecuador-roger-waters/

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/11/01/pink-floyd-connected-chevron-shakedown/

https://www.triplepundit.com/podium/chevron-facing-new-obstacles-over-12b-ecuador-pollution-liability-as-death-toll-rises-in-amazon-rainforest/

https://oaklandnewsnow.com/index.php/2018/11/13/chevron-ecuador-attorney-steven-donziger-once-the-toast-of-hollywood-is-now-simply-toast/

http://stevendonziger.com/