July 2, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Akshat Tewary of the Law Offices of Kamlesh Tewary discusses Judicial Independence and Agency Accountability in reference to SEC v. Citigroup... The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently issued a ruling that could debilitate the ability of the judiciary to ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday criticized a law passed by the Ukrainian parliament , saying that it violates judicial independence and should be struck down. The law, On Restoring Confidence in the Judiciary, sets forth circumstances under which a judge could be put through judicial review ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) on Monday released a report urging the Egyptian government to promote the independence of the judiciary and to end selective prosecution. In June IBAHRI carried out a fact-finding mission in Egypt, where it conducted interviews ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Bradley McAllister
The Council of Europe on Tuesday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to extend preliminary reforms of the judicial system of the Russian Federation in order to strengthen the independence and impartiality of the judiciary. The announcement includes the findings of an investigation into the ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed concern on Wednesday over recent changes to the Hungarian constitution, highlighting a lack of resolve over issues surrounding weakened human rights protections in the country. After voting to adopt the amendments on Monday, HRW called the changes "largely ...[read more]
September 9, 2013
by Max Slater
Myanmar's parliament will draft a bill that forms groups to monitor court proceedings, a lawmaker said Saturday. Thura Aung Ko, the Lower House Judicial Affairs Committee chairman, said that the purpose of the court monitoring bill was to crack down on corruption in Myanmar's judicial system, and ...[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]
April 24, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi swore Monday to preserve the independence of the judicial system despite protests by Islamist groups to remove thousands of judges. Morsi issued a statement after emergency talks on Monday with the Supreme Judicial Council and the prosecutor general. Morsi's ...[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]

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