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Themes Archives: Independence of Judges and Lawyers

Tunisia: Political will and judicial independence needed for effective accountability, warn NGOs before UN Human Rights Council

The ICJ, together with the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) and Avocats Sans Frontiers (ASF) delivered today a statement before the UN Human Rights Council during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence on the situation of accountability for gross human rights violations in […]

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Poland: Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Chamber is not a lawful tribunal due to political interference, says European Court of Human Rights

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) welcomes today’s judgment of the European Court of Human Rights holding that the Polish Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Chamber is not a legitimate tribunal established by law due to impermissible political interference in the appointment of its judges by the Executive and Legislative powers. (more…)

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