Justice Ministry

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Jun 13th, 2013
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(Nairobi) – The Somali parliament should revise the draft law establishing a national human rights commission to ensure a robust, independent body with a broad mandate and enforcement powers, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Parliament should hold public hearings on the draft law a...
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In Ethiopia
Oct 8th, 2012
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Two weekly newspapers that have been critical of Ethiopia’s ruling party have stopped publication because of government obstruction, the papers’ publishers said Monday. The publishers are appealing to the country’s newly appointed Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to intervene. A government spokesm...
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May 31st, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Martin Amidu’s public statements of late betray him as a bitter and frustrated politician. His effusions suggest nothing but a revenge mission spurred on by many factors, the most prominent of which is his dismissal from office as Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. He...
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May 30th, 2012
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Tunisian judges began an indefinite strike on Tuesday to protest at the firing of dozens of magistrates, increasing pressure on a government already facing the biggest upsurge in protests since it came to power in a democratic transition. Justice Minister Noureddine Bhiri fired 81 judges earlier this...
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In Morocco
May 8th, 2012
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Rabat – More than half of Morocco’s judges have signed a petition calling for judicial reform by making prosecutors independent of the executive branch. The 1 800 members of Morocco’s judges’ club, a banned but tolerated association, signed a petition calling for the implement...
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Apr 4th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor In this write-up, I isolate the country’s Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General’s Department for scrutiny. It is a major part of the problems confronting our legal and justice delivery system because its officials don’t perform their functions creditably. This Ministry sh...
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In Burundi
Feb 8th, 2012
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Bujumbura – Burundi police have detained an anti-graft activist who criticised the country’s justice minister over corruption in the judiciary, where candidates for jobs were expected to pay bribes. Faustin Ndikumana was arrested late on Tuesday and told reporters before being taken to Bu...
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In Morocco
Feb 7th, 2012
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Rabat – A judge on Morocco’s Supreme Curt has condemned a government decision to demote him to a prosecutor and send him to a distant mountain town. Mohammed Anbar said on Tuesday the decision by the nation’s previous justice minister was “revenge against him.” Anbar co-...
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In Libya
Jan 30th, 2012
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Tripoli – Libya’s deputy justice minister says his government has begun taking control of makeshift prisons in the country after human rights organisations complained of rampant torture of inmates. Minister Khalifa Ashour said on Sunday that judicial police are now in charge of some priso...
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Dec 22nd, 2011
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The ongoing controversy over the huge sum of money paid by the state (through the Mills-led government) to businessman and NDC financier, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, is a clear demonstration of the criminal laxity that persists in our country to facilitate such sophisticated methods for fleecing the nation...