As the House mounts an impeachment investigation of President Trump, examples from Central and South America show that ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect.
As a branch of government, the courts must naturally be accountable for the exercise of their power. The means of achieving their accountability must be balanced against their necessary independence.
President Trump hinted that he would defy a Supreme Court ruling recently, though he later yielded to its authority. Andrew Jackson – Trump's hero – likewise challenged the rule of law in the 1830s.
The most effective way to provide children in the CAR with access to education is to aim interventions at them directly.
Populists didn't do well enough in the EU's recent elections to destroy Europe from within. But with far-right and far-left parties winning new seats, consensus on key issues looks ever less likely.
Several world leaders, including Vladimir Putin, stand accused of plagiarizing their PhD dissertations. Whether they resign, deny or ignore the allegations says a lot about the country they run.
A schoolgirl who left Bethnal Green to join Islamic State in Syria is now in a refugee camp and wants to return to the UK.
The state capture inquiry is a remarkable political as well as legal event.
History shows that Congress can play an important role in checking a president's power.
Under new WA legislation, the state's attorney-general has the power to order serial killers and mass murders remain in jail, sometimes without judicial review.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.
Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
Counter-terrorism legislation has created a permanent zone of suspicion – but not for everyone.
The bitterly contested hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the newest justice to the U.S. Supreme Court were more of a show trial than a legal procedure.
An effective, accountable National Prosecutions Authority needs at least two things: structural independence and competent personnel with expertise and integrity.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
Will 12 Russians indicted for hacking the 2016 US election ever come to trial? They may not, but the indictments themselves are an important step in the effort to determine the truth of what happened.
With Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, President Trump will appoint a second justice to the Supreme Court. Will his nominees be impartial if Trump ends up in the court because of the Russia probe?