September 12, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Legislators in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday rejected a proposal extending amnesty to all military officials involved in the April 12 coup d'etat. With 40 votes in favor, the proposal fell short of the 51 votes needed to secure its passage. The country has been operating ...[read more]
August 29, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 29, 2005, the Bangladesh High Court ruled that the August 1975 military takeover of the country was "illegal" and "void." The coup resulted in the assassination of the country's president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his entire family. It was the first of several military coups which have ...[read more]
August 24, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday announced plans to investigate claims by Eskisehir Police Chief Hanefi Avci that evidence of several alleged coups plots, particularly Ergenekon, was fabricated. Avci alleged in a book he recently published, Devotee Residents of Halich: Yesterday State, Today ...[read more]
July 25, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday stated his willingness to consider changes to a law that allows the military to interfere in domestic matters. Article 35 of Turkish Armed Forces Services Law, which gives the military the authority to intervene in domestic affairs in certain ...[read more]
May 24, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the proposed 18th Amendment to Pakistan's constitution limiting presidential power and punishing judges who might support military coups and constitutional subversions may offer some short-term benefit, but it ...[read more]
December 5, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Danilo Reyes: There have been dozens of attempted coups in the modern history of the Philippines, but only one has succeeded: the February 1986 overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos. His regime and its constitutional foundations were toppled because even though the country's institutions were str... ...[read more]
January 18, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
Fiji Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase has said legislation offering amnesty to those involved in a May 2000 racially-motivated coup will be delayed. The Reconciliation, Tolerance, and Immunity Bill has prompted widespread controversy since it was introduced last year, with the country's ...[read more]

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