Tag Archives | Independence of the judiciary

Kazakhstan: the ICJ calls to immediately drop prosecution of lawyer Bauyrzhan Azanov

Today, the ICJ called on the government of Kazakhstan to drop all charges of “knowingly disseminating false information” against lawyer Bauyrzhan Azanov related to his representation of a child who is the alleged victim of sexual abuse by older children.

July 31, 2018

Turkey: lifting of state of emergency a welcome start, now restore rule of law

The ICJ welcomed today the lapse of Turkey’s nearly two-year state of emergency, which is expected to be effective as of midnight, but said that the authorities needed now to take a range of measures to repair the rupture to the rule of law in the country.

July 18, 2018

Poland: ICJ sitting and former judges call for immediate reinstatement of Supreme Court Justices

Twenty-two senior judges from across the globe wrote today to Polish President Andrzej Duda to condemn the recent attacks on the independence of the judiciary.

July 11, 2018

Poland: ICJ calls for immediate reinstatement of forcibly retired Supreme Court justices

The ICJ condemned today the forced retirement of 27 out of 72 judges of the Supreme Court of Poland in defiance of the most basic principles on the independence of the judiciary.

July 4, 2018

South Korea: individual independence of judges must be upheld and protected

The ICJ is deeply concerned with the allegations that the former Chief Justice and other officials infringed the freedom of expression and freedom of association of individual judges in South Korea.

June 28, 2018

Lebanon: enhance independence and impartiality of prosecutors – new ICJ briefing paper

In a memorandum published today, the ICJ called on the Lebanese authorities to introduce comprehensive legal and institutional reforms with a view to ensuring that the Office of the Public Prosecutor (OPP) is strictly separated from the judiciary and judicial functions.

June 7, 2018