Judicial Reform

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
On July 13, El Salvador’s Supreme Court overturned a 1993 amnesty law that prevented prosecutions of those responsible for grave human rights abuses committed during the country’s decade-long armed conflict.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Malawi is in discussions with India’s Ashok Leyland over the potential supply of up to 500 vehicles for military and civil purposes, covering everything from armoured personnel carriers to fuel trucks.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 06:50
Starting Wednesday, every criminal case in Acapulco will be heard using a new judicial process based on U.S.-style oral trials. It replaces a centuries-old inquisitorial system that effectively presumes defendants are guilty and hands down sentences on the basis of written evidence reviewed behind closed doors.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:28
Authorities in Burkina Faso have charged three soldiers over the murder in 1998 of journalist Norbert Zongo, whose killing became a symbol of repression during veteran President Blaise Compaore's rule.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 06:42
Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto has put forth two new initiatives aimed at combating kidnapping and torture, but local conditions may hinder any eventual implementation.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 07:00
Recent studies carried out in Kyrgyzstan found that a majority of Kyrgyz residents do not trust the country’s judicial system, leading to discussion among analysts regarding how Bishkek should address the numerous systemic problems in the judiciary.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:39
In Guatemala, a president notorious for the genocidal atrocities he helped wage against indigenous communities during the U.S.-backed civil war was toppled and disgraced. In neighboring El Salvador, strategists of the political opposition looked on longingly as pundits enthusiastically heralded a “Central American Spring.”
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 06:45
Mexico will struggle to meet its deadline next year to have a new system of oral trials operating nationwide, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said on Thursday.
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 06:17
President Enrique Pena Nieto told the families of 43 students who disappeared a year ago in southern Mexico during a meeting Thursday that he would create a new special prosecutor for all of the country's thousands of missing people.
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 07:07
The Honduran Constitution — which limited presidents to a single four-year term — includes an extraordinary provision that makes the term limit unamendable by any process whatsoever and mandated harsh penalties for any politician who tried to change it.

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