Archive: January 2023

A Global Judicial News Report: January 2023

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 […]

A Global Judicial News Report: December 2022

Afghanistan 🇦🇫 Afghanistan’s supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, issued an order directing judges to fully enforce sharia law. A Taliban spokesperson tweeted that Akhundzada ordered judges to implement hudud and qisas — aspects of […]

Legal Tradition — Or Symbol of Subjugation?

Recently a huge controversy erupted in Zimbabwe over the alleged purchase of British horsehair wigs for Zimbabwean judges. Given the financial challenges ordinary Zimbabweans face, it was not surprising that […]

Artificial Justice: The Quandary of AI in the Courtroom

Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s everywhere. The technology is so pervasive, in fact, that it now hides in plain sight — in our cars and on our coffee tables. […]

Washington's Annotated Copy of a Draft of the U.S. Constitution

Designing Constitutions for a Lasting Democracy

Donald L. Horowitz, a leading expert in constitutional law, talks with Elisabeth Perham about what it takes to craft a successful modern-day constitution.