Chinese funds in talks with LS

first_img Show Comments ▼ Chinese funds in talks with LS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia whatsapp Share KCS-content More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img Tags: NULL Sunday 5 September 2010 9:43 pm A Chinese sovereign wealth fund has approached Land Securities about taking a 25 per cent stake in the Walkie Talkie skyscraper development on Fenchurch Street, according to the Independent on Sunday. The China Investment Corporation already owns a 19 per cent stake in Songbird, the property firm that owns 60 per cent of Canary Wharf. whatsapplast_img read more

How Do I Get the Best Deal for a Cruise Vacation?

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear From Cruise PlannersSchool will be out soon. It’s not too late to plan a great Summer Vacation with the family.  We all want to save time and money when planning a vacation.  Here are some frequently asked questions when planning to take a Cruise.Should I wait to book my cruise vacation?Well that depends on you. Do you have the luxury of traveling at the last minute? If not, contact your local cruise agent and book well in advance. This will assure you the best cabin at the best rate available. That doesn’t mean that the cruise rate won’t change; but if you are dealing with a good agent, they will guarantee to change your rate if the cruise line adjusts the prices prior to final payment.How do I know if I am dealing with a good agent?Check out the company you are dealing with – try using one that has a good reputation and is a “Top Producer” with the cruise line of your choice. This typically means that they have buying power and will have special pricing or amenities available.When is the best time for a Cruise Vacation?If you are traveling to any exotic port, there are usually softer booking periods in which pricing can be hundreds of dollars lower. For example, if you are sailing to Alaska – book in May or September and your savings will be substantial. Caribbean is dirt cheap in the fall – it’s so inexpensive, it’s almost free. Well, maybe not, but it can be less than $100 dollars per day which is cheaper than staying home. Again, choose a reputable, knowledgeable agent who can guide you to these savings.How do I find the best cruise vacation deals?Ask your travel agent if they send out weekly specials. Most competent agents send out a weekly e-mail promotion. This will give you a heads up when they have special cruise deals. “Agents regularly have access to cruise line promotions that include: shipboard credit, cabin category upgrades, reduced payment deposits, coupon booklets for onboard savings, and even free gratuities,” according to local cruise expert, Lee Boughan with Cruise Planners in Apopka. “But you will miss the deal, if you don’t know about it.” TAGSCruise Planners Previous articleNavy Makes West Orange High Alumni “A better man, father and husband”Next articleWho Should Replace Edmund Kirby Smith? Sheri Austin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Mo-Tel House / Office S&M

first_img 2020 Projects Photographs:  French + TyeKitchen Surfaces:In OperaRecycled Plastic Surfaces:Smile PlasticsEngineering & Consultants Group:Foster structuresMain Contractor::McEllingott Building LtdFurniture Maker:McEllingott Building LtdCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© French + TyeRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. Mo-tel House is a remodelling of the lower ground floor of a Victorian townhouse in Islington, London, for a young family of four. The name Mo-tel House signifies the clients’ aspiration for their home: a joyful, bright and colourful escape from grey London. Alongside a brief to transform the previously damp, dark, and cramped area and bring it back into use, Office S&M was invited to create a space full of surprises and delight for each member of the family to enjoy.Save this picture!© French + TyeThe reimagined lower ground floor now features an open plan, dual aspect kitchen and dining space achieved by removing internal walls, and a further two bathrooms and utility space. More unusually, the architects have designed all the furniture and deployed colour, mirrors and lighting to dramatic effect.Save this picture!© French + TyeThe cooking and dining area incorporates plinths to climb, soft surfaces to nestle in, tiny spaces to crawl into. Tropical colours and tinted mirrors are used throughout to reflect and frame views, distorting scale and suggesting worlds beyond.Save this picture!Kitchen axonometricSave this picture!Kitchen axonometricThe client, Tamsin Chislett, is co-founder of Onloan, an online service based on lending fashion rather than consuming it. These ideas of borrowing and reuse were carried through in the project, with every material being borrowed, reused and reframed for a new purpose. Office S&M chose materials with a previous existence and a story to tell: surfaces made from melted, discarded milk bottles and chopping boards, to form shiny, luxurious marbled worktops in the WC, bathroom and utility room; green terrazzo for the kitchen is made from marble chips and offcuts; and light pendants from recycled brick grog.Save this picture!© French + TyeThe architects designed each piece of furniture to serve more than one function. A pink and blue bench with crested canopy acts as dining seating, cosy reading nook, storage, regal throne, and cabinet to display curiosities collected during the family’s travels. This allows each family member to find new uses for the furniture, and through this reinterpretation and multiplicity of uses, longevity is secured and waste is reduced.Save this picture!© French + TyeSave this picture!© French + TyeThe suite of robust furniture pieces, each designed to be as much a small piece of architecture as an item of furniture or a building in a city, creates a series of interconnected but distinct spaces. By playfully dividing the plan, the furniture and colours both separate and connect, framing views across the room and creating an architectural dialogue between its inhabitants and the characters. Peaks and arches create notional thresholds and a sense of enclosure to each of the spaces, as well as referencing the surrounding buildings and city.Save this picture!© French + TyeCountering the reduced sunlight to the lower ground floor, Office S&M designed the lighting to come from multiple directions to mimic the sun, so that different areas could be lit in varying ways, with the house owners in control of light levels and even able to remotely adjust light colours and tones to respond to the changing seasons and mood. Mirrors have also been used strategically to reflect light throughout the space and create elements of surprise.Save this picture!© French + TyeProject gallerySee allShow lessFrancis Kéré Receives the 2021 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in ArchitectureArchitecture NewsAustria’s Contribution to the 2021 Venice Biennale Highlights Digital Platforms and …Architecture News Share Photographs Area:  55 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project United Kingdom Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959407/mo-tel-house-office-s-and-m Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses, House Interiors•London, United Kingdom Save this picture!© French + Tye+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Office S&M Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Mo-Tel House / Office S&MSave this projectSaveMo-Tel House / Office S&M Mo-Tel House / Office S&M CopyAbout this officeOffice S&MOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsEnglandLondonOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on April 01, 2021Cite: “Mo-Tel House / Office S&M” 01 Apr 2021. 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Bevan Ashford’s charity/not-for-profit sector team boosted

first_img The West country practice of national law firm Bevan Ashford has appointed Deborah Chappell, solicitor, to strengthen its charity and ‘not for profit’ sector services.Chappell’s role will consist of advising all sorts of ‘Third Sector organisations ranging from corporate and non-corporate charities and Further Education colleges, to mutual societies and government institutions and commerce undertaking community benefit projects.Ms Chappell recently advised South West Arts on its merger with the Arts Council of England and advised a major new charity in Plymouth following de-merger of research activities from National Government. Advertisement Bevan Ashford’s charity/not-for-profit sector team boosted Howard Lake | 21 July 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New categories announced as 2019 National Fundraising Awards open for entries

first_imgNew categories announced as 2019 National Fundraising Awards open for entries  282 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 The Institute of Fundraising has opened entries for its 2019 National Fundraising Awards, and announced four new awards.The National Fundraising Awards are now in their 29th year, and the four new categories have been created to highlight and celebrate diversity and excellence across the fundraising community.The new awards:Fundraising Campaign of the YearThis new award will recognise an outstanding fundraising campaign that the judges think deserves the merit of being the best of the year. The judges will be open to submissions that are multi-channel or discipline specific. It could, for example, be an individual giving, legacy or digital campaign or focus on fundraising from a specific audience. It will clearly demonstrate excellence, creativity and innovation and closer connect supporters with beneficiaries.The #ChangeCollective AwardFor an individual or organisation that has championed equality, diversity and inclusion in their fundraising or within their fundraising workforce. Building on the values set out in the Institute of Fundraising’s Manifesto for Change, this new award celebrates the work an individual or organisation has done to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in their fundraising activity, campaigns or organisational ways of working. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising  281 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 27 February 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Regional Campaign of the YearFor a charity that has demonstrated an innovative approach to regional fundraising. This may be for any type of activity used to raise charitable income on a specifically regional basis and may include events, volunteer-led fundraising, legacy or corporate partnerships. Nominations may be for a campaign conceived in, or targeted at, a particular geographical area, or a national campaign rolled out regionally.Achievement in PhilanthropyThis Award recognises outstanding examples of philanthropy by an individual or organisation or a team that has achieved considerable and recognisable philanthropic impact. Entries for this Award are encouraged from trusts and foundations, philanthropy and major donor fundraising teams or individual fundraisers. Individual philanthropists can also be nominated for their philanthropic impact.The full list of categories is available on the awards site, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony held at the Brewery in London on Monday 1 July, during the IoF’s Fundraising Convention. Entries are open until 27 March.Katie Johnson, Head of Events and Communities at the IoF said:“I’m delighted to announce the opening of entries for 2019 National Fundraising Awards, and I’m pleased to reveal the new awards that will really help us celebrate the incredible work that fundraisers have done over the past year. Here at the IoF, we’re anticipating the 2019 awards to be the biggest and best yet.”UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake is Chair of the Awards Judging Panel. He commented:“Fundraisers are incredible people, raising vital funds for their charitable causes with often limited resources. Large and small charities show fantastic creativity, engaging all kinds of donors, to enable their essential work to continue and grow. The National Fundraising Awards are the opportunity to shine a light on those that make the very best fundraising happen. The judging panel and I look forward to seeing your entries.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

One year after journalist’s murder, judicial authorities urged to try instigators

first_img Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor TurkeyEurope – Central Asia December 18, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One year after journalist’s murder, judicial authorities urged to try instigators Organisation Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Receive email alerts to go further A year after journalist Cihan Hayirsevener was gunned down in the northwestern city of Bandirma, Reporters Without Borders urges the Turkish authorities to combat impunity by ensuring that those responsible for his murder are tried and punished.The founder and publisher of the local daily Güney Marmara Yasam, Hayirsevener was slain by a gunman identified as Serkan Erakkus he was walking down the city’s Atatürk Avenue on 18 December 2009.Reporters Without Borders hails the fact that Erakkus was quickly arrested and that his trial began on 31 August. But it is vital that those who contracted Erakkus to carry out the murder are also tried.Hayirsevener often wrote about alleged corruption and financial irregularities in the municipal administration. Prior to his death he was covering a case involving father and son Ihsan and Ilbey Kuruoglu, the owners of the rival local dailies Ilk Haber and Son Kursun, who were convicted of paying kickbacks to Bandirma’s mayor to secure real estate contracts.They are among 12 people who have been accused of masterminding Hayirsevener’s murder and who are charged with deliberate homicide, homicide with premeditation, possession of a firearm and “founding and belonging to an organization with a criminal purpose.”As the charges clearly refer to a premeditated and organized crime, it is surprising that a special Istanbul court charged with handling organized crime cases ruled on 15 October that the case should be tried before a Bandirma court on the grounds that the murder was committed by an individual, not an organization.Reporters Without Borders urges the Turkish judicial system to prosecute everyone who was involved in Hayirsevener’s murder, including the instigators. A fair trial must be carried in order to render justice to his family and to his memory. It would also sent a strong signal of support to all local journalists such as Haci Bogatekin, Ömer Celik and Durmus Tuna, who have been the victims of physical attacks and who are fighting to end impunity for crimes of violence against journalists in Turkey. April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkeycenter_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News News April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick priest helping heal scars of falsely accused colleagues

first_imgNewsSocietyLimerick priest helping heal scars of falsely accused colleaguesBy Editor – November 6, 2017 4221 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSAssociation of Catholic PriestsCaherconlishcelibacycircle of healingfalse accusationgroup therapylimerickMaynoothRoy DonovanseminarySexual abusevocationswomen priests CCTV system expanded to 14 Limerick towns Email Caherconlish cemetery extension Association of Catholic Priests spokesman Fr Roy Donovan, CaherconlishA COUNTY Limerick priest is extending a helping hand to his traumatised colleagues who have been falsely accused of sexually abusing children.Caherconlish parish priest Fr Roy Donovan, who is spokesman for the 1,000 member Association of Catholic Priests (ACP), said that they are offering group therapy sessions to help innocent churchmen who have been affected by abuse scandals.Fr Donovan said the purpose of the ‘circle of healing’ workshops is to not only ‘help heal the scars’ of clergymen cleared of allegations, but also to provide support to clerics who feel traumatised over crimes committed by ‘the small minority of paedophiles’ in their fold.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “A lot of good, decent priests have been affected by the abuse carried out by other priests in the past. They’ve been traumatised and left with a sense of shame over what’s happened, and that’s partly why we’re holding a circle of healing.“We’re holding the first one in Cork later this month, and it follows a demand from our members. There’ll be 20 priests attending the first session and it will run for two hours. It will be very much like a group therapy session.The APC has been advocating radical reform in the Church including the relaxation of celibacy rules and the ordination of women priests.Speaking ahead of the associations AGM in Athlone this week, Fr Donovan voiced his concern over the ever-worsening vocations crisis, which hit a low point in recent weeks when it was revealed that just six men had begun training for the priesthood this year at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.That’s the lowest enrolment since the foundation of the national seminary in 1795.“I fear that if things stay as they are, and if no reforms are introduced, we will start to become an endangered species,” Fr Donovan said. Facebookcenter_img Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Computers for the terrified Limerick’s All Ireland winning champions return to action Previous articleBlood bikes agree new deal with Limerick hospitals groupNext article#BREAKING Teenager’s body found in wood after nationwide alert Editor Linkedinlast_img read more

Derry activist says rallies against RAAD will continue

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Newsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Derry activist says rallies against RAAD will continue Colm Bryce was speaking after the group issued a statement today admitting the shooting of a 29 year old man in St Johnston on Tuesday night and an 18 year man in Derry a week ago. The group also defended their death threat against a Derry shopowner stating that they had been ‘innundated’ with complaints from parents and local schools about the man’s actvities.In the statement, RAAD say they will not be deterred by protest rallies and marches. However, Colm Bryce, a member of the group “RAAD ‘ Not in Our Name” says they will continue…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/colmb530.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, Gardai say the man shot in St Johnston is recovering in a Dublin hospital after surgery, fears that he might lose a limb have proven unfounded. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img By News Highland – May 3, 2012 Pinterest Previous articleDeaths at Roscommon nursing home may be linked to fluNext articleNewtowncunningham man could be jailed for driving into group in Derry News Highland Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Madras HC Orders Judicial Inquiry Into Custodial Deaths Of Father-Son In Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi District [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesMadras HC Orders Judicial Inquiry Into Custodial Deaths Of Father-Son In Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi District [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Jun 2020 7:04 AMShare This – xThe Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the jurisdictional Judicial Magistrate to conduct an enquiry into the alleged custodial deaths of a father-son duo who were lodged in Sub Jail, Kovilpatti in Thoothukudi District in Tamil Nadu. The division bench comprising Justices P.N. Prakash and B. Pugalendhi has directed the Magistrate to visit to the local Police station…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the jurisdictional Judicial Magistrate to conduct an enquiry into the alleged custodial deaths of a father-son duo who were lodged in Sub Jail, Kovilpatti in Thoothukudi District in Tamil Nadu. The division bench comprising Justices P.N. Prakash and B. Pugalendhi has directed the Magistrate to visit to the local Police station and record the statements of the policemen, so as to gather an idea as to “where all the deceased were kept during their detention”. The bench has also asked the Magistrate to take a photocopy of the case diary in the said case, for safe custody. On Wednesday, the High Court had taken suo moto cognizance of the twin deaths, allegedly due to police excesses. In the backdrop, an FIR was lodged against the deceased at Sathankulam Police Station on June 19, allegedly for violating lockdown restrictions and further for misbehaving with on-duty police personnel. The two were remanded to Judicial custardy at Sub Jail, Kovilpatti, on June 20, 2020, and died on the following days. Taking notice of the matter, the division bench had ordered the Ordered the Tamil Nadu Police to submit a report on its probe into the incident, vide order dated June 24. The court had also directed that the autopsy of the deceased by videographed. When the matter came up for hearing today, the court was informed that two Sub-Inspectors at the Sathankulam Police Station had been placed under suspension, and action had been taken against two Head Constables, who were allegedly associated with the custodial deaths. The court has now ordered a judicial probe, and has listed the matter for consideration on June 30. The bench has also taken notice of another report about an inmate of the Sub Jail, Kovilpatti who has suffered serious injuries and is under treatment. A judicial enquiry in this regard has also been ordered. Following the custodial deaths as mentioned above, the Director General of Tamil Nadu Police had issued fresh guidelines (SOP) for arrest/remand of accused persons on June 24. While appreciating the DG for his efforts, the court made it clear that the SOP should not remain on paper but, should be implemented in spirit as well. “In this regard, we suggest that the Police Department engages the services of counsellors and NGOs for providing counselling to the police personnel and their family members during this testing period,” the court ordered. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Amend Protection Of Human Rights Act To Provide Internal Mechanism Qua Commission For Enforcing Its Own Recommendation: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesAmend Protection Of Human Rights Act To Provide Internal Mechanism Qua Commission For Enforcing Its Own Recommendation: Madras High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Feb 2021 7:19 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has suggested amendment/s in the Protection of Human Rights Act to provide an internal/self-contained mechanism qua Human Rights Commission for enforcing its recommendations.We earnestly trust and hope that the Parliament in its collective wisdom would bring necessary amendments in the Act to provide wherewithal to the Commission for direct execution of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court has suggested amendment/s in the Protection of Human Rights Act to provide an internal/self-contained mechanism qua Human Rights Commission for enforcing its recommendations.We earnestly trust and hope that the Parliament in its collective wisdom would bring necessary amendments in the Act to provide wherewithal to the Commission for direct execution of the recommendation, the bench comprising Justices S. Vaidyanathan, V. Parthiban and M. Sundar observed in the judgment in which it held that the recommendation of State Human Rights Commission under Section 18 of the Act is binding on the Government or Authority.The court observed that the Act should be made a complete code in itself instead of invoking the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court for execution of the recommendation. Where the inquiry discloses the commission of violation of human rights or negligence in the prevention of violation of human rights or abetment thereof by a public servant, Section 18 empowers the Commission to recommend to the concerned Government or authority – (i) to make payment of compensation or damages to the complainant or to the victim or the members of his family as the Commission may consider necessary; (ii) to initiate proceedings for prosecution or such other suitable action as the Commission may deem fit against the concerned person or persons; (iii) to take such further action as it may think fit. Invoking Section 18 (b) it can approach the Supreme Court or the High Court concerned for such directions, orders or writs as that Court may deem necessary.The bench observed that the Act does not contain any specific chapter or provisions for enforcing its own recommendations unlike in certain other enactments referred like Arbitration and Conciliation Act and Consumer Protection Act, etc. It noted that, in the absence of an inbuilt and integral provision within the explicit frame work of the Statute, a perception has been gaining ground in the corridors of the implementing authorities that the recommendation of the H.R.Commission lacks legal sanctity and hence can be trifled with. Such perception and point of view on the part of the implementing authority may not augur well towards addressing the complaints of human rights violation in the country where the written Constitution reigns supreme and is placed at the altar of our governance, it said.Referring to debates in Parliament, the bench noted that, at the time of enactment of the Act, an assurance given on behalf of the Treasury Bench by the Minister concerned that recommendation of the H.R.Commission would be accorded due respect as in the case of recommendation of the Finance Commission and the Government in the past had never declined to accept the recommendation of the Finance Commission as matter of healthy convention. In this regard, the bench observed:”The history of politics and governance has been witnessing constant change through evolution of different policies and as a consequence of such change any convention observed in the past has its breaking point in tune with the time. Therefore, the Act which was introduced providing a public law remedy, cannot be operated on the basis of the assurance of the Hon’ble Minister concerned, unless the assurance is transformed into a letter of law for all the time to be followed. . The avowed intention of the policy frames at that point of time was clear but at the same time, following any convention after all is a only a matter of choice at the end of the day. If in this context, we are of the considered opinion that the intention of the framers may be given a statutory sanction within the Act itself to make the Act a complete code in itself instead of invoking the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court for execution of the recommendation.”While concluding the judgment, the court further suggested:We earnestly trust and hope that the Parliament in its collective wisdom would bring necessary amendments in the Act to provide wherewithal to the Commission for direct execution of the recommendation. By such initiation, the learned Parliament would be according befitting status to the Commission steered by the high constitutional dignitaries of the highest legal order. . In the said circumstances, we hereby suggest to the policy makers to make suitable amendment/s in the Act providing for an internal/self-contained mechanism qua Human Rights Commission for enforcing its recommendations under Section 18 of the Act. By such amendment/s, the Act would become complete in all fours, leaving no room for procrastination in offering remedial action promptly.”In the said circumstances, we hereby suggest to the policy makers to make suitable amendment/s in the Act providing for an internal/self-contained mechanism qua Human Rights Commission for enforcing its recommendations under Section 18 of the Act. By such amendment/s, the Act would become complete in all fours, leaving no room for procrastination in offering remedial action promptly.. Now we part this case with trust and hope that our suggestion finds codified Statutory expression in the realm of Human Rights Laws in the days to come”, Case: Abdul Sathar vs. The Principal Secretary to Government [W.P.Nos.41791/2006 and connected cases]Click Here To Download the OrderRead Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more