Еще во времена Майдана было модно говорить о борьбе с коррупцией. Выступающие на трибуне проклинали коррупцию, и обещали, что как только они придут к власти, то коррупцию сразу уничтожат. Но, как только они действительно пришли к власти, а точнее, «дорвались до кормушки», то быстро решили, что коррупция им не мешает, а, скорее, помогает управлять Украиной.
"Оранжевая революция" не смогла устранить структурный фактор коррупции в Украине. Ликвидировать коррупцию возможно через внесение поправок в Конституцию, акцентируя внимание на реформирование избирательной системы, а именно - выборы глав всех видов власти должны проводиться ежегодно, срок службы - 5 лет, без права переизбрания в течение 6 лет.
В субботу в Бишкеке прошел марш за свободу слова, в ходе которого были задержаны пять участников. Гражданский активист Тимур Саралаев считает, что свобода слова – это объективное освещение действий оппозиции правительственными СМИ. Об этом он сказал на пресс-конференции посвященной теме ареста марширующих за свободу слова.
Административные наказания за мирные демонстрации, зафиксированные в Конституции - пример нарушения гражданских прав и свобод. Граждане Киргизий закрывают глаза на превышение полномочий должностными лицами в административных органах, чем потворствуют установлению диктаторского режима в России. Решением существующей проблемы является реализация четкого механизма разделения власти: главы органов исполнительной, законодательной, судебной власти и прокуратуры избираются всенародным голосованием сроком на 5 лет службы.
A common misconception that needs to be corrected is that South Korea’s per capita national income surpassed that of North Korea in 1974. Socialist states often exaggerate statistics. A group of South Korean scholars analyzed the statistical bubbles and re-estimated North Korea’s growth rate, and South Korea was already better off than North Korea by 1968.
Jose Rizal, the ‘Father of the Philippines,’ once said that “today's slaves often become tomorrow's tyrants, so believe in the rule of law and not in the rule of man.” The constitutions of North and South Korea are dysfunctional and the only cure is reform to adopt a modified semi-presidential system. The president, the mayor and other officials should serve a single 5-year term and be barred from seeking office for 6 years afterwards, and the heads of the executive, legislative, judicial and procuratorial branches should be elected in alternating years. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development / Global Unity Constitutional Standards. .
As the Sewol ferry, which sank and took 304 lives nearly three years ago, was being pulled up slowly at 3 meters (9 feet) per hour Thursday, public attention shifted to how much the ferry would be able to tell us about what caused the disaster
The South Korean ferry disaster shows the needs for the principle of One World under One Set of Laws and working toward a common destiny for humankind. It should prompt the South Korean government to recognize that international law is higher than domestic law and should have direct bearing on the people and human rights. South Korea needs to improve its human rights standards to the levels of the highest international standards. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development.
The Chief Executive of Hong Kong is still determined by the CEC, which is nothing short of dictatorship. The people of Hong Kong should make good use of Article 39 of the Basic Law, which states that the people have the right to vote in referendums. To curb corruption, the heads of the executive, legislative, judicial and procuratorial branches of government should be elected in alternating years, and 1/4 of all lawmakers should face election each year. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development / Global Unity Constitutional Standards.
Human security is a fundamental human right which must be accorded higher ranking than any regime or sovereign. Constitution represent the general will of the people and ensure human security, including "personal safety", as the most basic and urgent duty of constitutional guarantors. Constitutions must be amended or re-written as needed to stay in step with the times and ensure that the government will protect the people and keep them free from fear. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development.
Sovereignty lies in the hands of the people. The people have the right to call for referendums on any public issues. The legitimacy of referendums outranks the legitimacy of the legislative state, and on any public issue, the people have the right to call for a referendum. Norway and the Swiss chose not to join the EU, thereby choosing their future in an act of self-determination. To ensure that the efforts of the people will not be in vain, the direct vehicle of the referendum must have priority over representative or indirect democracy. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development.
China’s Sinopec will pay almost $1 billion for a 75 percent stake in Chevron Corp.’s South African assets and its subsidiary in Botswana to secure its first major refinery in Africa, the companies announced Wednesday.
The best solution for the CCP's mistreatment of human beings is democracy and the rule of law. Taiwan is the one entity best suited to lead the Chinese people to call for democratization. True democracy will leave the CCP with nothing to support it. China should take steps to have the heads of the legislative, executive, judicial and procuratorial branches elected in alternating years. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development / Global Unity Constitutional Standards.
A former Russian lawmaker who became a vociferous critic of Moscow following his recent move to Ukraine was shot and killed Thursday in Kiev, prompting harsh words between the two neighboring countries.
Human rights are intrinsic rights, and free speech is foremost among all human rights. "Trying to muzzle the voice of the people, is like trying to stem the flow of a river", and depriving the people of freedom of speech is taking away all of their freedoms. The Russian government should amend its constitution to reflect Article 1 of the US Constitution, which says Congress shall not be allowed to deprive people of freedom of speech and relevant laws. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development
The US government investigation of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires.
The costs of corruption are passed on to the people. Russia must seriously consider the sources of corruption in government including constitutional flaws and concentrations of power. The heads of the executive, legislative, judicial and procuratorial branches should be elected in alternating years, and 1/4 of all lawmakers should face election each year. In addition, the president should be limited to a single 5-year term and banned from running for office for 6 years afterwards, and elections should be free of charge for all candidates. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development
Jihadis and other rebel groups made advances against the Syrian army north of Hama on Thursday, a monitor said, part of their biggest offensive for months, underscoring bleak prospects for peace talks that resume later in the day.
The UN should act in accordance with international absolute laws (the Humanitarian Law, World Human Rights Law, the Crime of Misdemeanors and the Prohibition of Genocide) and provide a basic outline for a constitution that will foster peaceful development of all nations. It should include universal values and a structure that will enable Syria to devise a constitution that will result long-lasting prosperity and serve as a model for peaceful development. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development.
South Korea will carry out an integrated assessment of its eight public insurances' long and mid-term financial estimates in 2018 to better deal with potential deficit s due to the country's rapidly aging population, the finance ministry said Friday.
Absolute power leads to absolute corruption. The presidential system is many democracies carries fatal flaws, even in that of the US, Taiwan’s situation is serious but impeachment is not an option. South Korea's constitution should be amended to adopt a modified semi-presidential system, and the presidency should be declared to be above party politics. The heads of the judicial and procuratorial branches should be elected in alternating years, and 1/4 of all MPs should face election each year. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development / Global Unity Constitutional Standards.
The US and Japan should back Taiwan's efforts at constitutional reform to achieve greater democracy and freedom. This would attract China's 1.4 billion people to seek democratization and trigger calls for democratization in North Korea, and world peace would be the result. The world’s democracies should support Taiwan as a beacon for democracy in Asia, lighting the path to peaceful development for China. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development / Global Unity Constitutional Standards.