Attacks on Justice 2002: Portugal

Europe and Central Asia
Issue: Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Document Type: Publication
Date: 2002

Portuguese courts are autonomous and operate independently. A large backlog of pending trials has apparently resulted in the dismissal of cases due to their exceeding the limitation period.

New legislation was adopted during the period covered by this report aimed at reducing the backlog of cases.

Attacks on Justice 2002 – Portugal [full text, PDF]


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