“Such a regulation will boost the operation of the judicial mafia often found [in courts],” the foundation said in a statement on Thursday.Read also: Reforms make Supreme Court more productiveThe YLBHI went on to say that the proper documentation and recording of trials had allowed it to gather evidence about what occurred in trials, which assisted it in preventing judges and prosecutors from misquoting witness testimony.“Recording of a trial also reminds judges and relevant parties that they are being watched. At least they will think twice before committing improper acts or violating the law, because there will be evidence from the recording,” YLBHI said.Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) executive director Anggara said the regulation would affect lawyers who usually used documentation of hearings to build their case.“In general, such a ban will have a serious impact on people’s access to justice and reduce information disclosure, which are guaranteed by law,” Anggara said in a separate statement on Thursday.The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta also lambasted the provision. “It’s about court transparency. We will object if we are banned from recording court proceedings,” chairman Asnil Bambani Amri said, as quoted by kompas.com.Supreme Court spokesperson Abdullah defended the circular, saying it was designed to ensure court hearings proceeded smoothly and without disruption. Court observers and journalists who want to record a court hearing will be allowed with the permission of the head of a local court.“If we don’t prohibit recordings, we can’t differentiate between who are journalists and who are simply attendees at court,” Abdullah said, as quoted by tempo.co. (hol)Topics : Human rights activists and press organizations have lambasted the Supreme Court’s new regulation that prohibits the taking of photographs or making sound and video recordings in courtrooms without proper permits, saying the provision will only benefit the judicial mafia and restrict court transparency.The prohibition is included in a circular letter issued by the Supreme Court about courtroom rules of conduct. The circular was signed by the Supreme Court’s director general of general courts Prim Haryadi on Feb. 7.“Taking photos, recording audio or video [during a hearing] must be approved first by the head of a local court,” as stated in the circular. Prior to the circular, Indonesia was among the few countries that allowed journalists and court observers to take pictures as well as audio and video recording of ongoing court procedures.Ukraine has allowed videotaping of court sessions without obtaining permits from the judge hearing the case, with several limitations, since 2014. The Australian High Court has also allowed video recording of court proceedings since 2013.On the other hand, many other countries have strict prohibitions. The United States, for example, prohibits electronic media coverage of criminal and civil cases under a federal rule.The Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) condemned the Supreme Court’s provision on recording court proceedings, demanding it be removed from courtroom rules of conduct.
Deepsea Bergen rig; Source Equinor – Photo: Kenneth EngelsvoldThe Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor a drilling permit for three wells in the North Sea offshore Norway.NPD said on Wednesday that the drilling program was for two wildcat wells and one appraisal well, designated 35/10-4 S, 35/10-4 A, and 35/10-4 B.The three well locations are located in production license 630 where Equinor is the operator with an ownership interest of 60 percent while licensee Wellesley Petroleum has an ownership interest of 40 percent.The area in this license consists of a part of block 35/1 and a part of block 35/10. The wells will be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling rig some seven kilometers southwest of the Vega Sør field.Production license 630 was awarded on February 3, 2012, in APA 2011 on the Norwegian shelf. Well 35/10-4 S will be the first well to be drilled in the license.To remind, Equinor received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill the 35/10-4 S well using the Deepsea Bergen rig in late June.As for the rig, the Deepsea Bergen is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Aker H-3.2 type built at Aker Verdal in 1983. The rig is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling and classified by DNV GL and registered in Norway.
Sharing is caring! 27 Views no discussions Share The Morne Prosper Long Horns on Tuesday evening defeated the Lily Valley Sharks by 7 points in the Trafalgar Basketball League which began on the 26th of February.For Long Horns points Emile Cadeau, Kendel Isles and Jenner Deschamps scored a total of 69 points.Their scores were; Emile Cadeau – 22 PTS, 5 REB, Kendel Isles – 14 PTS, 4 ASTS and Jenner Deschamps – 11 PTS, 4 REBCraig St. Rose scored 34 PTS, 8 REB, Lester Dennis 13 PTS, 4 ASTS, Mathias Douglas and Ray Charles both scored 6 PTS, 2 REB making a total of 62 points for the Lily Valley Sharks.On Thursday night R.C. Bullets will face the Bath Estate Huskies at 7:30 P.M.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Share NewsSports Long Horns defeat Lily Valley Sharks in Trafalgar Basketball League by: – March 7, 2012