March 5, 2018
Self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) general Miguna Miguna is this month expected to address a public lecture at the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
The public lecture to be held on March 23 will dwell on the ‘political crisis’ in Kenya.
The public lecture will be hosted by Dr. Dominic Burbidge who is a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the University’s Faculty of Law.
The World University Rankings 2018 placed Oxford University in the first position in the list of the world’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.
The public lecture is expected to raise Miguna’s global and national profile that has been on the rise since his arrest, detention and subsequent deportation to Canada.
The outspoken lawyer is currently on a global tour where he is expected to popularize the National Resistance Movement Kenya.
Friday, March 2, the former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate was in American capital Washington DC where he encouraged NRM supporters to remain strong.
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March 1, 2018
Faced with a series of stunning legal setbacks in the world’s largest environmental case, Chevron is now trying to orchestrate what appears to be a politically-motivated disbarment of American human rights lawyer Steven Donziger after he helped indigenous and farmer communities win a $9.5 billion judgment against the company over the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic oil waste onto ancestral lands in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest.
The move comes at a time when Chevron is stepping up its attacks on the indigenous groups and their lawyers following three consecutive unanimous defeats in Canadian appellate courts – including one by Canada’s Supreme Court – in a country where the Ecuadorians are threatening to seize vital company assets to pay for their court-mandated clean-up. Just days ago, Chevron publicly attacked prominent Canadian attorney Alan Lenczner after he won the right to depose a high-level corporate official over what appear to be billions of dollars of irregular payments by the company’s Canadian subsidiary to the governments of Nigeria and Indonesia.
Chevron also recently lost an effort in the Ontario Court of Appeal to impose a $1 million costs order on the indigenous groups in an effort to prematurely end the asset seizure litigation. A three-judge panel unanimously criticized the company for trying to end-run the law rather than deal with credible allegations it had committed fraud both in Ecuador and the United States, all of which has a led to a criminal referral of the company to the U.S. Department of Justice.
February 21, 2018
The workplace at the Ministry of the Attorney General is described as a “toxic” cesspool, begging the question: Given the extreme dysfunction, is the work taxpayers are supporting getting done?
Ontario’s Liberal government has kept secret an explosive report that paints some of its most senior bureaucrats — male and female — as bullies who have harassed and discriminated against hundreds of provincial lawyers and administrative assistants for years.
The workplace for 600 government lawyers and several hundred administrative staff at the Ministry of the Attorney General is described as a “toxic” cesspool where fear and retribution rule the day, ironically at an Ontario agency branded with the logo “Better Justice Together.”
One high-ranking government boss is described by a complainant in the report as “a classic bully drunk on her own power.” Crown lawyers working under another executive said he created “an extremely unhealthy and intolerable environment.”
“Many employees work in an atmosphere of constant fear of retribution and a culture of silence prevails,” said report author Leslie Macleod, a lawyer and former senior Ontario bureaucrat. The report was concluded in the summer of 2017.
In addition to harassment allegations, the report notes that government lawyers are sometimes forced by senior managers to change their opinions on whether or not to lay charges against individuals or companies — apparently to satisfy the special interests of other provincial ministries.