November 26, 2014
by William Helbling
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Gabriela Knaul on Tuesday urged the government of East Timor to reconsider the dismissing of international judges and prosecutors. Knaul believes that the audit and dismissal of judicial personnel puts the independence of the ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Gabriela Knaul urged world governments Thursday to guarantee the right to legal aid at the highest level possible and to consider enacting specific legislation to establish a comprehensive legal aid system that is accessible, ...[read more]
May 1, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers urged Argentina Tuesday to ensure the Judicial Council's independence by reconsidering two draft bills that were approved last week. The two bills reform the Judicial Council and regulate precautionary measures. One bill alters ...[read more]
April 28, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, urged Russia on Thursday to address concerns surrounding impartiality in the judicial system, while noting the positive strides taken recently. Knaul visited Russia as part of an investigation surrounding a report ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Sarah Posner
UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Gabriela Knaul said Sunday that lawyers and judges in the Maldives are not adequately independent from outside influence. The special rapporteur pointed to the power struggle between parliament, the government and the judiciary, as ...[read more]
January 1, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Threats and attacks against judges and lawyers who fight for the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka have increased in past few months, according to UN independent expert Gabriela Knaul. The focus of her criticism was the impeachment proceeding against Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani ...[read more]
November 27, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
El Salvador should address the continued challenges to the independence of its judicial system, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Gabriela Knaul stated on Monday. Her mission was to examine El Salvador's progress at implementing and fulfilling its human rights ...[read more]
November 14, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Sri Lanka should take appropriate measures to protect the country's judiciary from threats, intimidation and physical attacks, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers urged on Wednesday. In her statement, Gabriela Knaul noted that the situation of recent attacks on ...[read more]
October 25, 2012
by Max Slater
A UN legal expert said Wednesday that governments around the world need to do more to combat judicial corruption. Presenting her annual report to the UN General Assembly, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Gabriela Knaul said that judicial corruption is a direct threat ...[read more]
May 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Pakistani judges are being pressured to apply a controversial blasphemy law, UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Gabriela Knaul reported on Tuesday. In her initial observations of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, she expressed concern that judges are "coerced" to rule ...[read more]

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