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Attacks on Justice 2000 – Togo

The judicial system in Togo continued to be subject to gross interference from the executive throughout 1999. Magistrates are recruited, and their career is administered, on the basis of their political allegiance rather than on professional merit. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2000 – Tunisia

Throughout 1999 the lack of independence of the judiciary in Tunisia was very apparent. This was particularly true in political trials, despite the fact that there were international observers present at many of them. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2000 – France

Important draft legislation that would have enhanced the independence of the judiciary, especially regarding the appointment and discipline of public prosecutors, failed to be approved by the bicameral parliament in January 2000. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2000: Pakistan

On 27 January 2000, the new Musharaf government gave instructions to judges in Pakistan to take a fresh oath of allegiance to the unconstitutional army-led administration. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2000: Venezuela

A new constitution was approved by plebiscite at the end of the year. A radical restructuring of the judiciary, following serious denunciations of corruption and inefficiency, provided the backdrop for attacks on its independence and the suspension or dismissal of at least 229 judges. (more…)

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