Swaziland appellate judges return to work after two year resignation

Swaziland Court of Appeals judges may return to work soon, ending a two-year hiatus. The appellate judges resigned en masse in 2002, to protest the Swaziland government's defiance of a court judgement which ordered the government to restore certain evicted communities to their homes. SABC News in South Africa has more. The Swaziland Times reports that lawyers in that country oppose the return of the judges. The Law Society of Swaziland claims that the issues regarding the government's respect for the rule of law have not been adequately addressed. The UN has more on the rule-of-law crisis in Swaziland.

 

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