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poloniaPoland approves judicial reform legislation as EU warns of rule of law violations

Source:Jurist
December 20, 2017

[JURIST] Polish President Andrzej Duda signed judicial reform legislation[materials, in Polish; materials, in Polish] Wednesday, placing control over the courts into the hands of the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party.
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canadaSupreme Court of Canada rules for Yukon First Nations in watershed development suit

Source:Jurist
December 04, 2017

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada ruled[judgment, PDF] Friday in favor of the Yukon First Nations in their action to fight the Yukon government’s proposed plan to allow further economic development of the Peel Watershed.
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argentinaArgentina judge orders arrest of former president

Source: Jurist
December 07, 2017

[JURIST] Argentinian Judge Carlos Bonadio [CIJ backgrounder, in Spanish] ordered [text, PDF, in Spanish] the arrest of current senator and former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner [official website, in Spanish] on Thursday for her alleged involvement in a cover-up of Iran’s participation in a 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center [BBC backgrounder] that left 85 people dead
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ZimbabweFlagPicture2Zimbabwe high court rules military intervention constitutional

Source: Jurist
November 27, 2017

The High Court [official site] of Zimbabwe ruled [Tweet of judgment] Saturday that the military takeover that ousted ex-president Robert Mugabe[BBC profile] was constitutional and not considered a coup.
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derecho_01Draft Law Could Return Tunisia to a Police State
Source: Human Rights Watch
July 24, 2017
Since the fall of the government of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, Tunisia’s nascent democracy has made great strides. These include the adoption of a new constitution, greater media freedom, and free and democratic elections. These changes were reflected in the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 to a coalition of civil society groups.
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