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A Global Judicial News Report: January 2023

by Grady S. MacPhee

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Guatemala 🇬🇹 Volker Türk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, called on Guatemalan authorities to take steps to protect justice officials who have been persecuted for fighting corruption and impunity in […]

The Impact of the Rule of Law on National Security in African Countries

by Catherine Lena Kelly

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Research shows that a strong rule of law fosters innumerable societal benefits, including improved living conditions and citizen wellbeing, more robust law enforcement, and economic growth. Another important but perhaps […]

A Global Judicial News Report: February 2023

by Grady S. MacPhee

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Afghanistan 🇦🇫 Roza Otunbayeva, the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), met with de facto Taliban minister of justice Abdul Hakim Sharai and urged him to renew the licenses […]

A Global Judicial News Report: March 2023

by Grady S. MacPhee

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

ICC issues arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin, widespread protests in Israel against plan to increase control over the judiciary, and more.

Unique Civic Education Program Aims to Teach Young People About Courts and Civility

by Robin L. Rosenberg and Beth Bloom

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Portrayals of the courts in popular culture often don’t provide a full or accurate picture of how court systems and judges work. Yet they can significantly influence the public’s understanding […]

Proposed Legal Reforms in Israel: Are Israel’s “Constitutional Conventions” in Jeopardy?

by Peter Kahn and Dov Weissglas

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to overhaul the Israel judiciary, first introduced in January 2023, has been met with unprecedented international protests. At the forefront of his proposal are […]

Brazil Supreme Court at Night

A Global Judicial News Report: April 2023

by Eric Surber

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

PICTURED ABOVE: BRAZIL SUPREME COURT AT NIGHT (ISTOCK) Brazil 🇧🇷 Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered former President Jair Bolsonaro to testify about riots that occurred on Jan. […]

A Global Judicial News Report: May 2023

by Grady S. MacPhee

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

PICTURED ABOVE: THE COUR DE CASSATION IN PARIS, GETTY IMAGES Ecuador 🇪🇨 Ecuador’s Constitutional Court unanimously rejected challenges to President Guillermo Lasso’s decision to dissolve the nation’s parliament. President Lasso’s move came as he was […]

Ukraine’s Supreme Court: Born Amid Crisis, Now Under Siege

by Sergii Koziakov and David Collins

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

While Ukraine’s highest court has existed for more than a century, its current structure was constitutionally and legally established less than a decade ago. […]

Playing the Long Game: The Role of International Courts and Tribunals in the Russo-Ukrainian War

by Paul W. Grimm, Kim Scheppele, Harold Hongju Koh, Paul Stephan and Oleksandra Matviichuk

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

International tribunals frequently adjudicate disputes between nation-states, but enforcement can be limited or in some cases nonexistent — especially in the face of a rogue authoritarian aggressor. […]

A Global Judicial News Report: June/July 2023

by Eric Surber

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

PICTURED ABOVE: THE TWO TOWERS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE IN LUXEMBOURG (ISTOCK) Poland 🇵🇱 The European Union’s highest court invalidated parts of Poland’s judicial overhaul legislation, restricting access to billions of […]

Climate Change Litigation: Challenging the Horizons of Law

by Melinda Myers Vaughn

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

The year 2023 has offered the world a dramatic view of life in the age of climate change. Massive wildfires in Canada have burned more than 25 million acres and released […]

A Global Judicial News Report: Aug./Sept.2023

by Eric Surber

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Editor’s Note: We’re offering a new feature each month with our news roundup — a spotlight on the art and architecture of a global courthouse. Let us know what you […]

A Global Judicial News Report: Nov. 2023

by Grady S. MacPhee

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Cover Photo: Palais-Royal, Paris (Getty Images Signature) The Palais-Royal, pictured above, serves as the seat of France’s Ministry of Culture, the Council of State (Conseil d’État), and the Constitutional Council. […]

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Postcard from Nairobi, Kenya: Q&A with Judge Sean Wallace

by Sean Wallace

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

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. […]

Judges in the U.S. and India Cultivate a Shared Commitment to Lifelong Learning

by Jonathan E. Hawley, Cristobal Diaz and Anthony E. Porcelli

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

U.S. and Indian judges unite in judicial education exchange programs focused on terrorism, cybercrimes, and human trafficking.

A Global Judicial News Report: Dec. 2023

by Eric Surber

Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Cover Photo: The Superior Electoral Court of Brazil (Public Domain) With a few limited exceptions, the Superior Electoral Court (Brazilian Portuguese: Tribunal Superior Eleitoral) is the highest court of appeal […]