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against progressive forces; for example, the right to choose and practice a profession was limited, the right to strike was revoked, and freedom of movement was restricted.

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The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill is being sped through as emergency legislation amid a row between UK and Scottish ministers over devolved powers returning from Brussels.
Center personnel will assist schools in conducting safety assessments and implementing new safety standards required by the governors emergency legislation announced earlier this week.
Business leaders say privately they remain concerned with the emergency legislation because it puts them in a position of having to abide by a law when it is unclear what the state will require in terms of records and other matters.
Mr Kyne said emergency legislation to slap banks with fees should be readied immediately and rushed through the Dail before Christmas.
Parliament has indicated what it wants to happen and, in our opinion, the Scottish Government should bring in emergency legislation to repeal the Act.
The move - which is expected to require emergency legislation - came after thousands of people were prevented from registering by the original deadline of midnight on Tuesday when a Government website crashed.
Labour leader Ed Miliband and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper confirmed that Labour will support the emergency legislation.
But ten months later emergency legislation has been rushed in to make all the drugs illegal after people became dependent.
I would much prefer that any emergency legislation focuses on securing the current rights of agricultural workers in Wales.
EMERGENCY legislation to protect taxpayers from a PS130 million bill after the Poundland "slave labour" case has cleared the House of Commons.
The liquidation is to proceed through emergency legislation.
Mr Hunt said emergency legislation would be rushed through Parliament to deal with the "technical issue", which he learned of last week.

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