Insurrection at the US Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021.
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Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6, disrupting Congress's certification of Joe Biden as president-elect. Coup experts explain this violent insurrection wasn't technically a coup.
Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks on Nov. 19 at a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election.
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President Trump's populist control of his party didn't extend to control in courtrooms where he challenged election results. That's where the rules of politics met the rules of law, and politics lost.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, chair of the state capture commission.
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Justice Raymond Zondo found that the test for recusal had not been met.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule in court in Bloemfontein, on corruption charges.
For every office holder who may lose a seat because they are prosecuted, another job opens up.
Thuli Madonsela, professor of law and former Public Protector of South Africa.
The first of a series of fatal flaws in the idea is about where to draw the line.
A volume of the Law of Kenya sits on a judge’s desk during trial.
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A great deal still needs to be done to ensure that Kenyans have proper access to the justice system.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump waits to step out onto the portico for his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 20, 2017. Trump laid bare his dystopic vision for America in his inaugural address that is now playing out in the United States.
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The cult of the personality surrounding Donald Trump is powerful and will be difficult to dislodge, whatever the outcome of the election in November.
Ugandan police officers and members of a paramilitary force patrol the capital Kampala during the curfew.
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The ruling elites in parts of Africa are destabilising efforts to maintain order by living by their own rules
President Donald Trump at the Tulsa campaign rally, where he said he had slowed down COVID-19 testing to keep the numbers low.
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The absence of trust in a nation's leader and government jeopardizes an effective response to a health crisis. It also creates a political crisis, a loss of faith in democracy.
Protesters in Hong Kong during demonstrations against China’s draft bill to impose national security laws on the semi-autonomous territory.
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The cherished legal rights that Beijing seeks to suppress in Hong Kong were established, in part, by Vietnamese asylum-seekers who fought for their freedom in court in the 1980s.
Hong Kong police detain people on May 27 protesting against a bill that would make it a crime to disrespect the Chinese national anthem.
The decision of China's ruling council to impose a national security law on Hong Kong goes against the territory's own mini-constitution.
South African police and military enforcing lockdown regulations in Cape Town, South Africa.
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The court says people need to be able to trust the government to abide by the rule of law, make rational regulations, and not intrude on the rights of those subject to the law.
U.S. courts use videoconferencing, but relatively rarely.
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Compared to many other advanced countries, both federal and state court systems in the United States are behind in using videoconferencing in court settings.
Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane and his new wife, Maesaiah, at the Magistrate Court in Maseru.
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The doctrine of equality is ingrained both in theory and in the express provisions of Lesotho's constitution.
Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory following a re-run in 2017.
By pushing their usually valid complaints onto the streets and the courts, opposition leaders deny governments the popular goodwill and international credibility they need to govern effectively.
Farmers work in a field donated to the black community in Coligny, some 120kms west of Johannesburg.
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The proposed amendment to the constitution represents a critical juncture in South African constitutional politics.
Malawi’s President elect Peter Mutharika waves to supporters during the swearing in ceremony in Blantyre in May last year after the contentious poll.
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A new round of elections offers an opportunity to strengthen civil and political freedoms.
Peter Mutharika during his inauguration as the President of Malawi last May. A court has annnulled his election.
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Will the same electoral commission, so heavily criticised in the court’s ruling, improve its capacity and arrange more credible elections?
Tom Thabane has resigned as the Prime Minister of Lesotho amid a scandal over his wife’s murder.
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Since the demand for resources far outmatches the patronage available, Lesotho’s political arena has become brutally competitive.
President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019. Both men have put the rule of law in their crosshairs.
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Authoritative statements by esteemed officials that the rule of law has been violated no longer have political consequences. Scandals that would have ended careers only a few years ago barely register.