September 29, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday approved the execution of five men as what is possibly his final act in office. The five men were convicted and sentenced to death two weeks ago for their involvement in the armed robbery and gang-rape of a family outside Kabul. The convictions were ...[read more]
September 25, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia Surya Subedi on Wednesday commented on Cambodia's recent efforts in human rights protection, noting that while there have been improvements, there are still substantial problems in the judicial system. Subedi stated, "The situation ...[read more]
September 24, 2014
by Michael Finley
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Bracknell, a career Marine officer, continues his discussion on ways to reform the military judicial system...This is the second of a two part series on transparency in military court-martial and attorney/judicial misconduct investigation records. Part I presents the ...[read more]
September 16, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Bracknell, a career Marine officer, discusses ways to reform the military judicial system...For the past several years, the Department of Defense and the armed services have been thrashed by the media, victim interest groups, the civilian and military bars and ...[read more]
June 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Spanish lawmakers on Thursday approved controversial new legal protections for former king Juan Carlos after he lost his total immunity when he abdicated the throne last week. After leaving the throne for his heir, King Felipe VI, Juan Carlos left himself open to possible legal actions, including ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The England and Wales High Court on Monday rejected a lawsuit by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS) challenging planned government cuts to legal aid for prisoners. The charitable organizations challenged the legal aid cuts, which were enacted in December, ...[read more]
January 23, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The European Commission released its semi-annual Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report on Romania Wednesday, warning the nation to end political pressure on the judiciary amid continuing concerns over corruption. When Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 the EU established a ...[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]
June 23, 2013
by Addison Morris
Moroccan courts are relying too heavily on coerced confessions and delaying trial proceedings, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday, calling for reform of the country's judicial system. The 131-page report, entitled "Just Sign Here: Unfair Trials Based on Confessions to the Police in Morocco," ...[read more]
May 10, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Argentine Senate approved a bill Wednesday intended to democratize the judiciary, but critics believe that the reform may leave judges vulnerable to political influence. Under the new bill members of the Council of Magistrates, the board that appoints federal judges, will be elected. The ...[read more]

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