Role of the Judiciary

All Quiet in the Turkish Courts

All Quiet in the Turkish Courts

In Western academia, few efforts have been made to portray the status of the Turkish jurisdiction and its stance ...
Poland’s Controversial Judicial Reforms in Bid to ‘De-communise’ the Country

Poland’s Controversial Judicial Reforms in Bid to ‘De-communise’ the Country

Since coming into power, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) has introduced controversial sweeping changes ...
Justice Kennedy’s Mixed Environmental Legacy Turns Tragic

Justice Kennedy’s Mixed Environmental Legacy Turns Tragic

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a 1988 Reagan appointee, will leave behind a mixed environmental law ...
The Rule of Law in Poland and the European Arrest Warrant: A Blessing in Disguise?

The Rule of Law in Poland and the European Arrest Warrant: A Blessing in Disguise?

On 25 July 2018 the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled in Minister for ...
Coup, Constitution and the Court: Zimbabwean Constitutional Court whitewashes flawed rigged elections

Coup, Constitution and the Court: Zimbabwean Constitutional Court whitewashes flawed rigged elections

Today, the Constitutional Court dismissed a legal challenge to Zimbabwe’s presidential elections. In my previous ...
Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the Future of Women’s Reproductive Rights

Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the Future of Women’s Reproductive Rights

President Trump recently named Justice Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. Although the nomination ...
Unveiling Judicial Neutrality: Do Headscarves belong in German Courtrooms?

Unveiling Judicial Neutrality: Do Headscarves belong in German Courtrooms?

In Germany headscarf bans in a variety of public institutions have sparked large disagreement in society and posed ...
Draft Copenhagen Declaration – Diluting European Supervision by ‘Robust Subsidiarity’

Draft Copenhagen Declaration – Diluting European Supervision by ‘Robust Subsidiarity’

As a prelude to the High Level Conference to be held in Copenhagen in April 2018, the Danish chairmanship of the ...
Developments from the 48th Ordinary Session of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Developments from the 48th Ordinary Session of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

In the last week of February 2018, Africa’s principal human and peoples’ rights judicial organ, the African Court ...
The bogey of judicial overreach in South Africa: A note on Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of the National Assembly

The bogey of judicial overreach in South Africa: A note on Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of the National Assembly

Discussions over the contours of the separation of powers principle in South Africa continue to smoulder. During ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Formulating Remedial Relief

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Formulating Remedial Relief

Remedial strategy is an important aspect of any broader litigation strategy. An important aspect of strategic ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Party Interaction

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Party Interaction

Remedial strategy should be developed at the early stages of preparing for litigation, as the desired remedial ...

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