Emergency Legislation

Emergency Legislation

 

extraordinary or exceptional laws that become effective in a state of emergency and that give the government extraordinary powers, such as the right to establish legal norms the executive is ordinarily not entitled to establish and the right to suspend individual laws or certain of their norms, including constitutional guarantees. Emergency legislation is widely used by imperialist states to combat revolutionary and national liberation movements. It was employed to establish fascist regimes in Germany, Spain, and Portugal and the dictatorship of Pinochet’s military-fascist junta in Chile. In the 1950’s the Federal Republic of Germany passed a number of antidemocratic emergency laws directed against progressive forces; for example, the right to choose and practice a profession was limited, the right to strike was revoked, and freedom of movement was restricted.

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As the authorities were preparing to use emergency legislation and martial law to control education and transportation, and to oppress the people of Hong Kong, it was important for the people of Taiwan to stand together and rally in Hong Kong's support, Wong said.
But given the very narrow nature of this emergency legislation, and the other border security problems it does not address, it should absolutely not be paired with any measures that would make the border crisis worse by extending legal status.
Would it best serve the interests of safety and security for the electorate to write to their local MPs with a view to getting Parliament to pass emergency legislation outlawing, or at least restricting, the use of these murderous (and unnecessary), contraptions, and thus avoid the spectre of a further plague being unleashed on society in the wake of knife crime?
Federal and Provincial government will take all steps to ensure emergency legislation. He was talking to Federal Minister Shafqat Mehmood, Additional Secretary General PTI Ijaz Ch, and Advocate General Punjab Sardar Jamal Sukhera at Governor House Lahore.
Last night the President issued his first veto, overturning a bid to stop him using emergency legislation to get wall funding.
The Trump administration insists the separations are required under law, but after signalling it would oppose any fix aimed solely at addressing the plight of children separated from their parents, the White House said yesterday it is reviewing emergency legislation to keep families together.
The administration insists the separations are required by law, but the White House said yesterday it is reviewing emergency legislation to keep families together.
That's why SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford used PMQs to call for emergency legislation to end the power grab - and when May refused, it's why we demanded a vote to show we will not allow Westminster to disrespect the democratic will of the Scottish people.
Larry Hogan signed emergency legislation authorizing the exchange to pursue a reinsurance waiver.
His book is also an intervention in the current debate about emergency legislation in Canada.
"Parliament has indicated what it wants to happen and, in our opinion, the Scottish Government should bring in emergency legislation to repeal the Act.
But ten months later emergency legislation has been rushed in to make all the drugs illegal after people became dependent.

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