The challenges facing South African judges have been well documented for decades. They include the high number of unfilled vacancies and poor working conditions.
Jomo Kenyatta and his successor Daniel arap Moi set the tone for ethnic and authoritarian politics which Kenya has wrestled to free itself from in recent decades.
Ghana’s judiciary has a public relations problem that requires an urgent fix.
Ghana’s flawed democracy has failed to establish mechanisms to effectively control corruption.
A central repository system offers practical solutions to reducing the large number of awaiting-trial inmates in Nigeria.
Watch 30 years since Mabo, a live-streamed event hosted by State Library of Queensland and The Conversation honouring the activism of Eddie Mabo.
Corruption in the Nigeria judiciary is pervasive and complex.
Ghana’s civil society has contributed to taming the power of a strong state.
The guilty verdict on Blaise Compaoré should be celebrated as a landmark victory for democracy and peoples’ movements in Africa.
Even famous Supreme Court rulings like Brown v. Board of Education haven’t necessarily pushed US society forward in a linear direction.
The actions of the chief justice undermine the independence, impartiality and competence of the judiciary, which erodes public confidence in the courts.
Electoral disputes and petitions are becoming a prominent feature of the electoral process.
The Ghanaian media decides how the public understands proceedings from the Supreme Court.
In the wake of the allegations about Dyson Heydon, a key outstanding question is reforming Australia’s opaque judicial appointments system.
The novel coronavirus has necessitated judicial reforms that should have been the norm.
Assuming machines could take the place of judges belies their role as the third arm of government and makers of law.
As the recent Brexit litigation has shown, the UK’s Supreme Court has had to consider political as well as legal issues in its first ten years.
Secure and appropriate compensation for judges is a constitutionally recognized component of judicial independence. Here’s why politics must not be allowed to interfere with it.
The problems high-profile defendants pose in receiving a fair trial are hardly new. But they are more pressing today than ever.
Mandatory retirement ages are mostly a thing of the past in Australia. Removing the last vestiges of this practice is one way to address the problem of Australia’s ageing workforce.