Judicial Reform

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 05:18
Two activists who had campaigned for justice and searched for the victims of forced disappearances were brutally murdered in Mexico’s troubled south this month.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 07:16

“This country needs to strengthen its capacity and will to carry out criminal investigations. That is the key to everything,” said an expert on violence in Honduras who had spent years working in justice agencies.  In a December 2014 visit to Honduras by the Latin America Working Group Education Fund and the Center for International Policy, we heard the assessment everywhere we turned.

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 06:54
A three-judge panel in Peru convicted jailed former President Alberto Fujimori on Thursday of funneling more than $40 million in public funds to tabloid newspapers that smeared his opponents during his 2000 re-election campaign.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:03
A U.S. Army veteran and a Texas businessman appeared in federal court Monday charged with a most unusual crime: plotting to overthrow the West African government of Gambia.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 08:50
The trial of Guatemalan former dictator Efrain Rios Montt was suspended once again after Judge Janeth Valdez recused herself from the trial after the defense team argued she could not be impartial.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:13
The State Department is voicing concern over the arrest of a Bahraini opposition leader, warning that Shaikh Ali Salman’s detention could “inflame tensions.”
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 05:04
PM Irakli Garibashvili said on December 18 that government should consider “institutional reform” of the prosecutor’s office to increase its “independence” and “accountability.”
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 06:46
Armed men have freed more than 200 prisoners from a jail in central Nigeria, in the third mass prison break in the country since November, police said.
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 06:44
While the military trials of civilians are nothing new in Egypt, the circumstances in which Egyptians can be brought before these courts have seen a worrying expansion. From January to September 2011 alone, estimates place the number of Egyptians who faced military trials under the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) at 12,000. A new law issued by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in October could likely lead to a significant rise in this figure, and raises more concerns about a further clampdown on freedoms.
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 06:36
Georgian prosecutors have charged former President Mikheil Saakashvili with complicity in the 2006 murder of banker Sandro Girgvliani.