February 12, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On February 12, 1999, the US Senate acquitted former US President Bill Clinton of impeachment charges. Only 45 senators voted to impeach on the perjury charge and 50 voted to impeach on the obstruction of justice charge, with both votes falling short of the two-thirds majority necessary for ...[read more]
January 24, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Honduras National Congress on Tuesday approved constitutional reforms to set up an impeachment process. The amendments follow a 2009 coup that removed former president Manuel Zelaya from office. There would be two steps in the new impeachment process. First, the House Special Committee would ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern on Friday over the impeachment and removal of Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. In a statement, the official criticized the actions of the lawmakers against Bandaranayake, calling the ...[read more]
January 7, 2013
by Sarah Posner
The Court of Appeals of Sri Lanka on Monday ordered parliament to drop the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, quashing a guilty verdict against her. This decision further fuels the dispute between the legislature and the judiciary, and raises international concern ...[read more]
January 3, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka on Thursday ruled that the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake were unlawful. The court held that the parliamentary committee does not have the authority to investigate or proceed with the impeachment of a senior judge; these tasks are ...[read more]
January 1, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Threats and attacks against judges and lawyers who fight for the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka have increased in past few months, according to UN independent expert Gabriela Knaul. The focus of her criticism was the impeachment proceeding against Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani ...[read more]
December 8, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Sri Lankan committee appointed to investigate the impeachment charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake announced Saturday that they have found her guilty of three charges of misconduct. Bandaranayake was found guilty of three of the five charges against her. The first charge was ...[read more]
November 5, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
Hundreds of Sri Lankan lawyers and citizens took to the streets of Colombo on Monday to protest the impeachment of Shirani Bandaranayake, the chief justice and lone woman on the country's Supreme Court. The protesters waved placards and shouted slogans calling on the government to halt to the ...[read more]
November 1, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A spokesperson for the government of Sri Lanka on Thursday announced that the government had begun the process of impeaching the country's chief justice. The specific charges were not revealed, but spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella, confirmed that the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani ...[read more]
September 16, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Nigeria's High Court in Abuja declined to stop impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday. This means the Nigerian House of Representatives' impeachment proceedings for non-implementation of the nation's budget will be allowed to continue according to Nigeria's ...[read more]

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