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Venezuela: the authorities must stop undermining judicial independence

On 26 April 2022, the Venezuelan National Assembly elected in 2020 appointed 20 justices to the Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia, TSJ). Most of these appointments were politically motivated. As a result, the process violated international human rights law and standards on judicial independence. “Instead of restoring the independence of the judiciary, these appointments […]

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East and Southern African Chief Justices say more must be done to strengthen the fair administration of justice and the role of the judiciary in safeguarding human rights in the digital age

From 21 to 23 April 2022, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABAROLI) East Africa Programme, in collaboration with the Southern African Chief Justices Forum (SACJF), the Media Institute of Southern Africa, Africa Judges & Jurists Forum, Advancing Rights in Southern Africa and ICJ Kenya, held a […]

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