Bolch Judicial Institute
Duke Law School
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 […]
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 […]
Natasha Ramras is an Oregon/Washington painter who uses acrylic and oil to capture the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in her landscapes and the salient issues of the day in her contemporary works. […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Brandon Garrett, Laurence R. Helfer, Jayne Huckerby, Mark Godsey and Luca LupàriaJudicature International | An online-only publication
In the last decade, nations have begun to formally recognize an individual’s right — at any time — to raise post-conviction claims of factual innocence. Despite the recognition at the state level, no international human rights instrument fully recognizes the right to assert one’s claim of innocence.
PICTURED ABOVE: MAIN GATE AT THE SUPREME COURT OF KENYA (GETTY IMAGES SIGNATURE) Kiribati 🇰🇮 Kiribati’s Court of Appeal upheld orders from the chief justice to withdraw deportation orders placed […]
by David F. Levi, M. Margaret McKeown, David G. Campbell, D. Todd Christofferson, Manuel Sager and J. Clifford WallaceVol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?
Through more than 50 years of service on the federal bench, Judge J. Clifford Wallace, chief judge emeritus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has led […]
by Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. USAF (ret.)Vol. 99 No. 2 (2015) | The Mass-Tort MDL Vortex
Although the revamping of bulk data-collection practices dominated headlines about the passage of the USA Freedom Act in June, the new law also contained reforms of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court […]
Judicial accountability is a sensitive topic because a disciplinary system may be subject to political pressure and can negatively impact judicial independence. Furthermore, because judiciaries in developed democracies tend to […]