Judicial Independence in Developing Democracies: International Virtual Conference

by | Aug 17, 2022

This one-day international conference discusses the nature and scope of judicial independence in the Global South. Register here!

Organised by School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University; this conference is scheduled for 22 August 2022 (10:00 am to 4:15 pm UK). It will consist of the following sessions:

SESSION 1: JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE: JUDGES’ ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION(10:00 am -11:30 am UK)

  1. Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Former Chief Justice of Pakistan (Chair): “Judicial Independence in the Face of Political Impunity”.
  2. Nkemdilim Izuako, Former Justice Gambia Court of Appeal/Former President United Nations Dispute Tribunal: “Fear and Favour During Decision Making”.
  3. Speaker (to be confirmed).
  4. Dr Nauman Reayat, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University (moderator).

SESSION 2: CIVIL SOCIETY, MEDIA, AND JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE(12:30 pm-2:00 pm UK)

  1. Dr Nauman Reayat, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University (moderator).
  2. Amina Masood Janjua, Chairperson Defence of Human Rights Pakistan: “Civil Society and Judicial Independence in Pakistan”.
  3. Matiullah Jan, Former anchorperson at Waqt News Pakistan: “Judicial Independence and Media in Developing Democracies: Lessons from Pakistan”.
  4. Ayse Banu Tuna, Chairperson, Journalists Union of Turkey (Istanbul Chapter): “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) and Journalists in Turkey”.
  5. Mushegh Yekmalyan, Member of the EU Informal Expert Group on Implementation of the EU Anti-Torture Regulation: “Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Turkey”.

SESSION 3: JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IN DEVELOPING DEMOCRACIES(2:45 pm- 4:15 pm UK)

  1. Dr Moohyung Cho, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Ewha Woman University, South Korea: “Judicial Independence in Authoritarian Regimes: What Empirical Data Say”.
  2. Prof. Rhona Smith, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University (Chair): “Judicial Independence and Protecting Human Rights: Challenges in Cambodia”.
  3. Prof. Hakeem Yusuf, Senior Research Associate, University of Gibraltar: “Judicial Independence in Africa: Lessons from Nigeria”.
  4. Dr Nauman Reayat, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University (moderator).

If you have any questions about this conference please contact Dr Nauman Reayat, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University (nauman381a@gmail.com)

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