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.
Racial bias likely played a role in the Gerald Stanley case. This article explains how racial dynamics and process failures enabled systemic racism to play a part in Stanley’s acquittal.
A succession of leaders have failed to address its problems.
There are still far too few female, black, Asian and minority ethnic judges.
The social grant saga shows how South African courts are doomed to fail to protect the public from its government.
At least half of the UK’s Supreme Court will retire in the next two years, presenting a prime opportunity for a more representative judiciary.
A short history of legal challenges to immigrant detention practices in the U.S. may shed light on what’s to come for the new administration.
A key argument in support of the jury system is that it is a valued form of citizen participation in democracies. But the system has led to human rights abuses in Ghana.