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“Targeted killings” yet again?

An interesting story from Israel. Compliance with judicial scrutiny of “process-light” measures adopted by governments to combat terrorism is certainly not limited to the post-9/11 context. Spain (ETA), Britain (Northern Ireland), or Peru (Shining Path) are merely few examples. In 1999, the Israeli Supreme Court banned the use of torture in interrogations by Israel’s General

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Published on April 8, 2010
Author:          Filed under: Israel, Ran Hirschl
 
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Race in the New South Africa

South Africa has gone through a rough few weeks recently with racial issues at the forefront that touch on constitutional questions. The controversial leader of the African National Congress youth league, Julius Malema, has included a sing-along with his speeches. He uses an anti-Apartheid song that contains the lyric “shoot the Boers” and other similar

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Published on April 8, 2010
Author:          Filed under: hp, Mark Kende
 
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Kenya’s draft moves on…

Kenya’s draft Constitution moves today to the office of Attorney General Amos Wako, who has four weeks to prepare the text for public referendum. The current text is the same as that forwarded by the Committee of Experts to the Parliament in late February—Parliament debated but failed to pass some 100 proposals for amendment. Prime

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Published on April 7, 2010
Author:          Filed under: hp, Kenya, Tom Ginsburg
 
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Kenya’s constitution moves on toward referendum

Published on April 7, 2010
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Constitutional amendment proposals in Turkey

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)has submitted a new version of their proposed Constitutional amendments to the Grand National Assembly. The draft differs only slightly in substance from the previous version that the party submitted. One of the new additions is a proposal to alter Article 157 of the Constitution to provide judicial immunity

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Published on April 7, 2010
Author:          Filed under: hp, Tom Ginsburg, Turkey
 
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Update on Kenya

The Kenyan

Published on April 6, 2010
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Kenya parliament passes draft…

… without amendments. we are not certain whether this means there were no amendments from the version proposed by the Committee of Experts in late February, or the version proposed by the Parliamentary Select Committee. stay tuned for more information… -TG

Published on April 2, 2010
Author:          Filed under: hp, Kenya, Tom Ginsburg