Themes Archives: Independence of Judges and Lawyers

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

Kazakhstan: ICJ deplores new law restricting independence of lawyers

Today, the ICJ expressed concern at the adoption of a new law on lawyers in Kazakhstan.

July 11, 2018

Myanmar: officials must drop charges against Reuters journalists

Today the ICJ called on Myanmar’s prosecutorial authorities to immediately end the prosecution of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. 

July 9, 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

Serbia: role of political bodies jeopardizes judicial independence (UN Statement)

The ICJ today raised concerns for the independence of the judiciary in Serbia, in a statement to the United Nations.

June 29, 2018