Rule of Law

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Named Inaugural Recipient of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law

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Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

The Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School will award the first annual Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (Retired) during a […]

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Tightrope Act: Can new FISA court reforms address privacy concerns without impeding anti-terrorism efforts?

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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

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 […]

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Walking Back Human Rights in Europe?

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Spring 2022, Judicature International | 2021-2022

In Walking Back Human Rights in Europe? (published in the European Journal of International Law, Vol. 31 No. 3, 2020), scholars LAURENCE R. HELFER and ERIK VOETEN examined minority opinions of the European Court of Human Rights […]

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Civic Illiteracy and the Rule of Law

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Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

The past few years have been a wild ride, and I say that as a former rodeo cowboy. America has endured a confluence of overlapping crises: pandemic, recession, impeachment, social […]

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A Global Judicial News Report: December 2021

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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 […]

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The Judiciary and the Rule of Law in Afghanistan

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Judicature International, Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

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: November 2021

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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 […]

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

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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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Honoring the 2020 & 2021 Recipients of the Bolch Prize

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

The Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School honored the 2020 and 2021 recipients of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law during a virtual program hosted by PBS […]

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Judicial Independence: Threats Foreign and Domestic

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Judicial Independence has so long been a pillar of American government that perhaps it was at one time taken for granted. The idea that politicians would intimidate judges, that judges […]

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