Tag Archives | Independence of the judiciary

Maldives: authorities must end assault on the legal profession

As the assault on the rule of law and human rights under the state of emergency in the Maldives continues, the ICJ expressed concerned about government reprisals taken against lawyers for performing their legitimate professional functions.

February 23, 2018

Draft Copenhagen Declaration risks undermining the European Court of Human Rights

The ICJ, together with other NGOs, has expressed serious concerns about the current wording of the draft Copenhagen Declaration on the future of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) system, which has been proposed by the Danish government.

February 13, 2018

Maldives: Supreme Court decision reversing its order to release political detainees smacks of illegitimacy

The judgment yesterday by three Supreme judges of a rump Supreme Court that overturned order of the full Supreme Court to release nine members of opposition political parties lacks legitimacy, the ICJ said today.

February 7, 2018

Zimbabwe: rule of law must be restored to ensure free and fair elections

Zimbabwe’s new government must urgently restore the rule of law and ensure free and fair elections, said the ICJ at the conclusion of a visit by its Secretary General Sam Zarifi to the country.

December 12, 2017

Kazakhstan: the reform of the legal profession should aim to strengthen its independence, ICJ says

The ICJ, following a mission to Kazakhstan this week to assess the proposed draft law reforming the regulation of the legal profession, called for the postponement of the adoption of the law and more active participation of the legal profession in its development.

December 5, 2017

Poland: Parliament must reject draft laws attacking judicial independence, urges ICJ

The ICJ called today on the Polish Parliament (Sejm) to reject two draft laws that, if approved, would significantly undermine the independence of the judiciary.

December 4, 2017