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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 259

Posts Tagged ‘Chief Prosecutor’

Parliament’s leading MEPs back Laura Codruţa Kövesi for EU Chief Prosecutor

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 11 marzo 2019

Negotiations with EU Ministers can start on the European Chief Prosecutor following to the leading MEPs’ endorsement of Laura Codruţa Kövesi for the position.
The Conference of Presidents (EP President and the leaders of the political groups) confirmed on Thursday the ranking of the candidates for European Chief Prosecutor as proposed by the Civil Liberties and Budgetary Control Committees with Laura Codruţa Kövesi as their first choice, Jean-François Bohnert second and Andres Ritter third.The European Chief Prosecutor, who will head the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), will be jointly appointed by common accord, by the European Parliament and the Council. Parliament’s negotiation team will consist of the Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) who will lead the team, Budget Control Committee Chair Ingeborg Grässle (EPP, DE) and Civil Liberties Committee Vice Chair Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA, NL). The negotiations are expected to start as soon as possible.

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Former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor Responds to Obama’s Plan for Detention Center

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 maggio 2013

Washington, DC–In a speech held this afternoon at the National Defense University in Washington, President Obama announced concrete steps to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, including appointing a senior envoy in the State Department tasked with closing the facility, and lifting the ban on detainee transfers to Yemen. Col. Morris Davis, a former Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay who left his post in 2007 over the interrogation tactics used, provided the below response to the news. His popular petition calling on President Obama to close the facility has drawn more than 200,000 supporters in a number of weeks: “With the President’s announcement today, it seems years of rhetoric have finally turned into action. Since its beginning, Guantanamo has been costly, inefficient, morally wrong, and a stain on our human rights record. Most people know this is an issue I’ve been personally invested in for years, and I am thrilled to see Obama take a real stand to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.” “I’d like to thank the countless groups and individuals who helped get us to this announcement. I’m especially thankful for the hundreds of thousands of people who signed the campaign in the last three weeks. When I launched it, I said we’d need help to do this. And boy, did people step up. “Americans know that real patriots don’t abandon their principles or surrender their liberties for temporary security. We’re ready for closure. No more excuses, no more stalling, just get it done as quickly as possible.”Col. Davis flew to Washington to attend the President’s speech this afternoon.Link to Col. Davis’ Petition on

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