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Tag: Attorney General

  • Friday, May 31st 2019 - 09:20 UTC

    Brazil 's Attorney General sues Philips Morris and British American Tobacco

    The AGU said it is seeking reimbursement for those costs as well as future costs. If successful, the move could set precedent in Latin America.

    Brazil is following the U.S. and Canada in taking on Big Tobacco, becoming the first country in Latin America to sue cigarette makers over the financial toll of smoking. Brazil’s attorney general’s office, known as the AGU, last week sued the two largest cigarette manufacturers in the country, Phillip Morris International and British American Tobacco, to cover the costs of treating patients with 26 tobacco-related diseases over the past five years.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2019 - 08:47 UTC

    House Speaker Pelosi accused the Attorney General of lying to the US Congress

    Pelosi leveled the charge after Attorney-General William Barr skipped out on his scheduled testimony before a House of Representatives panel

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused the top US law-enforcement officer of committing a crime by lying to Congress, escalating the showdown between Donald Trump's administration and the Democrats investigating him.

  • Thursday, October 11th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Conditions in Venezuelan prisons are “beyond monstrous” claims UN human rights office

    “Overcrowding is rife” and the infrastructure is infested with rats and insects. Not all detainees have access to natural light, and food and drinking water is limited

    Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading political opponent of the Government. Issuing the alert in Geneva, OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said that there were specific concerns for the well-being of 59 Colombian nationals, who’ve been held for more than two years without being charged.

  • Thursday, April 20th 2017 - 06:24 UTC

    Falklands' Criminal law and criminal justice system reform come into force Friday

    The Falklands courthouse. The Attorney General's office has published guidance documents explaining the framework in which prosecution decisions are made.

    The Falkland Islands government has announced as part of its transparency policy that reform to the criminal law and criminal justice system come into force from Friday, 21st April. The official release states that the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Ordinance and the Crimes Ordinance are a root and branch reform of the criminal law and the criminal justice system in the Falkland Islands.