Attacks on Justice: the harassment and persecution of judges and lawyers, 2002

The present edition of Attacks on Justice, the eleventh to date produced by the ICJ’s Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers may well make for dispiriting reading to those looking afresh at the global state of the judiciary and legal profession.

Yet, in many respects, the report documents a disappointingly familiar global situation.

As in previous editions, the report uncovers a broad range and variety of impediments and threats – some systematic, some aberrant – to the functioning of an independent and impartial bench and a free bar. The report evaluates the state of the law and policy in the 47 countries featured and exposes individual cases of judges and lawyers that have come under some form of attack resulting from the performance of their professional duties.

The report covers the period from 2000 through October 2001, although in a few instances it was possible to revise information to include developments in November and December 2001.

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