July 13, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates and JURIST Guest Columnist Ira Paulo Pozon of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines examine the constitutionality of the current composition of the Judicial and Bar Council...In the aftermath of the impeachment and subsequent ...[read more]
November 17, 2008
by Jake Oresick
Philippines bar leaders, retired judges, attorneys, law schools and business leaders Monday formed an unofficial judicial oversight group dedicated to providing transparency in the selection of seven justices to the Supreme Court of the Philippines in 2009, when current justices retire. The name ...[read more]
November 11, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
UK House of Lords judge Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury has said that when the new UK Supreme Court is constituted in 2009 replacing the current Law Lords, members of the country's Parliament should be able to question the justices because of the court's influence on British laws. Speaking last... ...[read more]
April 17, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
The movement in Malaysia to reform the judiciary took another step forward Thursday as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told a Bar Council assembly that the government will implement a Judicial Appointments Commission that will identify and nominate candidates for the bench, ...[read more]
April 9, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia Abdul Hamid Mohamad indicated his support Wednesday for the creation of an independent body to govern the appointment and promotion of judges, reportedly telling a group of judges that it would help regain the confidence of the public in the judic... ...[read more]
March 23, 2008
by Eric Firkel
Malaysia will institute reforms to ensure an independent judiciary in an effort to restore trust in the nation's courts, newly appointed Malaysian Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim told the New Straits Times Sunday. Zaid said he will work to institutionalize the appointment and promotion of judges thro... ...[read more]
February 13, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey discussed ongoing DOJ efforts to promote the rule of law in Iraq during his first official trip to Baghdad Wednesday. Mukasey met with three high ranking judiciary officials, including the head of Iraq's Higher Judicial Council Chief Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud, t... ...[read more]
February 6, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam of the Singapore Management University School of Law says that in pursuit of their goals of judicial restoration and political change Pakistan's lawyers may at this stage be well-advised to reconsider the wisdom of boycotting both the courts and forthcoming... ...[read more]
January 21, 2008
by Katerina Ossenova
The Malaysian lawyer whose 2001 video of a deal over a judicial appointment has sparked accusations and investigations into judicial corruption, claimed Monday he must have been intoxicated when he appeared to be arranging for the appointment of friendly senior judges. V.K. Lingam told a... ...[read more]
September 26, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Approximately 2000 lawyers and activists, led by the Malaysian Bar Council, launched a large protest in Malaysia's capital, Wednesday, calling for an investigation into judicial corruption. Unrest has grown in the country following last week's release of a 2002 video showing a prominent law... ...[read more]

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