Judicature International - 2021-2022

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A Personal Journey Through the Rule of Law in the South Pacific

by W K Hastings

Judicature International | 2021-2022

Conceptually, the idea that the rule of law is maintained by an independent and impartial judiciary is not difficult to understand. In fact, we really only hear about “the rule […]

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A Global Judicial News Report: November 2021

by Judicature Staff

Judicature International | 2021-2022

Venezuela Judicial independence threatened A report by the United Nation’s Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has raised concerns about judicial independence in the country. The […]

Leaving Afghanistan

by David F. Levi, Allyson K. Duncan, Tayeba Parsa, Zohal Noori Rahiq, Susan Glazebrook, Helena Kennedy, Patricia Whalen, David Rivkin and Mark Ellis

Fall/Winter 2021-22, Judicature International | 2021-2022

International organizations are working to evacuate Afghan women judges, who face particular peril under Taliban rule.

Evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport

The Judiciary and the Rule of Law in Afghanistan

by Mehdi J. Hakimi

Fall/Winter 2021-22, Judicature International | 2021-2022

The current rule of law crisis has roots in Afghanistan’s 2004 constitution, which created a flawed separation of powers system.

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A Global Judicial News Report: December 2021

by Judicature Staff

Judicature International | 2021-2022

Poland Polish lawyers use romcoms to promote judicial independence In 2017, four Polish lawyers were brainstorming ways to convince the public sector that an independent Polish judiciary was important, not […]

Judicial Selection and Judicial Independence

by Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake

Judicature International | 2021-2022

The process of judicial selection varies dramatically across the globe. Even countries with similar legal structures and systems might select judges in different ways. And while most scholars agree that […]

Postcard from Hamm, Germany: Q&A with Judge Julia Dhom

by Julia Dhom

Judicature International | 2021-2022

In Judicature International’s Postcard Series, judges from around the world answer a series of questions about the structure of their court, challenges they face, unique experiences, and interactions on the bench. This […]

Postcard from Jacksonville: Q&A with Judge Virginia Baker Norton

by Virginia Baker Norton

Judicature International | 2021-2022

In Judicature International’s Postcard Series, judges from around the world answer a series of questions about the structure of their court, challenges they face, unique experiences, and interactions on the bench. […]

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A Global Judicial News Report: February 2022

by Judicature Staff

Judicature International | 2021-2022

Afghanistan Afghan women judges continue to face evacuation challenges New reports on the Afghanistan crisis — the topic of a roundtable discussion in last month’s edition — further detail the […]

Walking Back Human Rights in Europe?

by Laurence R. Helfer and Erik Voeten

Judicature International | 2021-2022

A new study examines minority opinions of the European Court of Human Rights to better understand the court’s trajectory on human rights protections. This summary is excerpted from the introduction […]

Ebb and Flow

by David Collins and Laurence R. Helfer

Judicature International | 2021-2022

In their article, Human Rights in Europe? (European Journal of international law, Vol. 31 No. 3 (2020)), LAURENCE R. HELFER, the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law at Duke University, and ERIK VOETEN, the […]

A Global Judicial News Report: March 2022

by Judicature Staff

Judicature International | 2021-2022

PICTURED ABOVE: BRIGHT SUNFLOWERS IN UKRAINE (GETTY IMAGES SIGNATURE) Ukraine As Russia continues its violent assault on Ukraine, judiciaries around the world are issuing statements in solidarity and to demand […]

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A Global Judicial News Report: April 2022

by Judicature Staff

Judicature International | 2021-2022

PICTURED ABOVE: EXTERIOR OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN (GETTY IMAGES SIGNATURE) Hong Kong Two Justices of the United Kingdom have withdrawn from Hong Kong’s final court of appeal, citing […]