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Attacks on Justice 2005: Turkey

The prospect of EU membership prompted the introduction of important constitutional and legal reforms that significantly strengthened the judicial system in Turkey. However, serious deficiencies remained. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2005: Croatia

During the period 2003-2004, Croatia continued to experience significant changes under the new Government of Prime Minister Sanader, particularly in its bid for accession to the EU. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2005: China

Although the independence of the judiciary is constitutionally enshrined in China, the government and the Chinese Communist Party continue to interfere in the judicial process, directing judgments in many instances. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2005: Togo

Despite the principle of separation of powers and independence of the judiciary enshrined in the 1992 Constitution, most judges are under the control of the executive. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2005: Republic of Moldova

A return to the old practice of exerting insidious political influence over the judiciary, compounded by ill-considered legislation, threatens to undermine the gains of Moldova’s legal and judicial reform process. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2005: France

In the considered period, several scandals concerning the illegal funding of political parties and corruption within the judiciary have been widely reported in the media, as have a number of cases of attacks on judges. (more…)

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