HRW: New Ukraine law threatens judicial independence

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Thursday criticized a law passed by the Ukrainian parliament [official website, in Ukrainian], saying that it violates judicial independence and should be struck down. The law, On Restoring Confidence in the Judiciary, sets forth circumstances [HRW press release] under which a judge could be put through judicial review and face dismissal from holding judicial office. The list includes "politically motivated" decisions, decisions restricting meetings and marches during the country’s protests from November…


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