1. Finland is not a neutral country. We chose our side when we joined European Union in 1995. Finland chose to be on the side of #humanrights, #democracy, #ruleoflaw and multilateral world order. Finnish foreign policy is based on promoting and defending these values.
2. Women's rights are human rights. We believe the world would be a better place for everyone if #WomensRights and girls' rights would be recognised and respected all around the world.
Thread: Some rare good immigration news came today. Last yr, as part of a deal to get Iraq off the list of countries in Muslim Ban 1.0, ICE began rounding up 100s of Iraqi nationals who had old, unexecuted deportation orders—nearly all of whom came as refugees. #NashvilleKurds /1
Nashville is home to the largest population of Kurds outside of #Kurdistan. At least 12 and as many as 20 #NashvilleKurds were targeted. amp.tennessean.com/amp/379582001 ICE sought to detain these men in far-flung, for-profit prisons and deport them without hearing to torture/death /2
But @ACLUofMichigan@mjschlanger@CivilRightsCH Code Legal, and partners across the country stepped up and filed class-action habeas litigation that successfully halted these deportations, given people time to find lawyers and file for fear-based protection, and seek bonds /3
The American people really do need grasp again that “We The People,” are the power. It is us that limit the federal government power. We are the principal power holders, and we loan that power to legislators, the president and federal judges. The constitution protects people....
not presidents, it is indeed to protect us from possible despots. The Constitution is supreme, that’s why it has been amended so little, regardless of the hundreds of amendment proposals. But to protect us as a people was the need of the #RuleOfLaw. The Constitutional supremacy
Embodies equal justice under law. Unfortunately it is not always practiced. To be patriotic to me means upholding the Constitution where all Americans are treated the same, regardless of race, gender, income, religion, sexuality or party affiliation. To try and oppress people is
Irish High Court was asked by Polish Gov to extradite Mr Celmer under EU law for trial on drug charges. Irish judge ruled Poland’s Gov has seriously undermined rule of law by taking political control over judges (agreeing with Euro Commission) 2/
So Irish Court asked Court of Justice of EU to rule on # approach Irish Court should take. AG opinion is advice to CJEU on how CJEU should rule. Mostly CJEU takes that advice, but not always. 3/
‘The whole mess of RU hacking, CA, the Trump & Leave Campaigns was not only a coup but an unprecedented shorting of the market through mass manipulation of the electorate w/ the aim of controlling not only geopolitics but the financial markets too’
Mueller’s RU probe will reach a “wild” level over the next couple of months, said Mark Warner
Court docs allegeTrump SoHo condominiums in the building were purchased using funds linked to a massive fraud case in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan.
Mueller nabs E. Prince's phones, computer & is said to be cooperating.
What does the British gov’t know about 45 & RU? Quite a lot, actually!
For the UK the choice over whether to back Mueller & the rule of law or the thug Putin & TOC, the choice is a no brainer.
UK orders Cayman & BVI to divulge Shell Co ownership info.🤗
US Treas gives Deripraska’s Rusal relief from sanctions.😱
Goldman Sachs lurves BitCoin?😱
CA closes US offices, but will EmerData rise & begin Ops?😱
Why did NYTs falsely attribute list of ?? to SCO? 🤔
Britain agreed on Tuesday to order its overseas territories such as the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands to make secretive company ownership information public by the end of 2020 to try to tackle corruption and tax avoidance.
After the #subpoena showdown on March 5, Team🇺🇸Mueller agreed to give Trump info on subjects that Mueller wished to discuss. Jay Sekulow compiled a list of 49 Qs that Trump's lawyers believed he would be asked. These Qs were published yesterday.👇🏼 3/
Something happened this week that alarmed me. @senjudiciary voted on a #ProtectMueller bill. This was an important first step to avoid executive overreach and ensure the #RuleOfLaw survives as an American value. Unfortunately @senjohncornyn and @sentedcruz voted NO. /1
They seem to think suspects should direct the actions of law enforcement. I am old enough to remember when the #GOP said it would #BackTheBlue and suspects got their day in court, but weren't allowed to obstruct the cops chasing them. /2
THREAD: the FBI agents who raided Michael Cohen’s office searched for records about *payments to TWO women* who claim they had affairs w/Trump, plus info on the role The National Enquirer’s publisher’s role in SILENCING one of the women‼️1/ nytimes.com/2018/04/10/us/…
The public #corruption unit (of the Manhattan federal attorney) sought info on Karen McDougal, an ex-Playboy model who had an affair w/Trump. American Media Inc (the Enquirer’s parent company), whose CEO Pecker is Trump’s pal, paid her $150,000.🤨 2/
FBI agents also searched Cohen’s office for info on Stormy Daniels. Cohen paid Stormy $130,000 in HUSH MONEY *just days before the 2016 election*.🤔 3/