state of emergency

16.02.2019

Trump’s state of emergency: A step towards presidential dictatorship

Trump’s state of emergency: A step towards presidential dictatorship

By Patrick Martin President Trump’s proclamation of a state of national emergency on the southern US border is a frontal assault on constitutional norms and democratic rights in America. It is the first time in American history that a president has sought to usurp the constitutional prerogative of Congress to… »

11.04.2017

Egypt Imposes State of Emergency After ISIS Attacks Kill 49 at Coptic Churches

Egypt Imposes State of Emergency After ISIS Attacks Kill 49 at Coptic Churches

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has imposed a three-month state of emergency, after bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 49 people during Palm Sunday services. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi: “Several steps are to be taken, the first of which will be the declaration of a state of… »

18.01.2017

Five more ministers quit as the Gambian political crisis deepens

Five more ministers quit as the Gambian political crisis deepens

Outgoing President Yahya Jammeh still refuses to step down following defeat in last month’s presidential election, declaring a State of Emergency on the 17th of January, just 48 hours before his mandate expires. On State TV, Jammeh said the measure was necessary because of “the unprecedented and extraordinary amount of… »

18.04.2016

A French teacher and the state of emergency

A French teacher and the state of emergency

  SHAFAQNA – If France has often presented itself as a modern democracy, a Republic which values have revolved around the guarantee and protection of personal freedom and free speech, such claims no longer reflect ground realities. France today is an empty shell of a Republic, a pretence democracy governed by an… »

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