Category: OTHERS

COVID-19: What Parliamentarians around the World have said

Yesterday, I issued the epidemic notice, and today the Minister of Civil Defence declared a state of national emergency, both of which provide us the powers for Government to move the country to level 4. This is the second time in New Zealand’s history that a state of national emergency

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: New Zealand Parliament

In response to COVID-19, the New Zealand Parliament enacted the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 on March 25. The legislation was assented to on the same day. The COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Bill 2020 (at it was then) was a Government Bill sponsored by Hon.

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: Parliament of Canada

In response to COVID-19, the Parliament of Canada enacted the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act. The Royal Assent on the legislation was on March 25. The Bill (as it was then) was sponsored by the Minister of Finance and was introduced in the House of Commons on March 24. It was

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: The UK Parliament

In response to COVID-19, the UK Parliament is currently considering two bills. They are the Coronavirus Bill and the Contingencies Fund Bill. The Coronavirus Bill As of March 24, the Bill had passed in the House of Commons and was being debated in the House of Lords. According to the

Developing Story: COVID-19 and Parliaments

(Written on 22 March. Last Update on 23 March) News reached the world on December 31 last year that in China’s Wuhan port city there were cases of “unusual pneumonia”. The Coronavirus or COVID-19 was unknown then. We all thought it was insignificant and brief. We were all wrong. And

Je, Mbona Sheria zetu humu nchini hazijatafsiriwa kwa lugha ya Kiswahili?

Kwa muda sasa, nimekuwa nikitafakari kuhusu nafasi ya Ibara ya 7 ya Katiba ya Kenya inayotambua Kiswahili kama lugha rasmi ya Jamhuri yetu (pamoja na Kiingereza). Nimekuwa nikijiuliza ni kwa nini sheria zetu za Kenya hazijatafsiriwa kwa lugha ya Kiswahili, miaka tisa baada ya kuzinduliwa kwa Katiba yetu. Ili kupata