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Indonesia: Court Rules on Presidential Role in Investigating Legislators

(Sept. 28, 2015) On September 22, 2015, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia issued a ruling that establishes that law enforcement officers must have the approval of the President of the country before they can begin any criminal investigations of the country’s legislators. (Court Rules President, Not House, Must Approve Criminal Probes into Legislators, JAKARTA GLOBE […]

Israel: Conviction of Former Arab-Israeli Parliamentarian for Visiting Syria Upheld

(Sept. 11, 2015) On August 31, 2015, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by former Knesset Member (KM) Said Nafa against his conviction by the Nazareth District Court on charges of committing the offenses of unlawfully visiting an enemy country, providing unlawful assistance to others by arranging their visit to an enemy country, and making […]

France: New Law Places Limits on Holding Multiple Political Offices

(Feb. 18, 2014) On January 22, 2014, the French Parliament adopted two laws placing limits on the ability of politicians to hold multiple concurrent political offices. (Projet de loi interdisant le cumul de fonctions exécutives locales avec le mandat de représentant au Parlement européen [Draft Law to Prohibit the Concurrent Holding of Local Executive Offices […]