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Book | Mar 2010
Why do courts hold political power-holders accountable in some democratic and democratizing countries, but not in others? And, why do ...
Courts, power, political accountability
U4 Brief | Jul 2016
The Indonesian Court for Corruption Crimes, or Tipikor court, has handled corruption cases for more than a decade. Initially there was only ...
anti-corruption courts, Special Criminal Court, specialised anti-corruption bodies, justice, Indonesia
Event | 24 Sep 2006
The Costa Rica's Constitutional Court, is the titel of Bruce Wilson's seminar at CMI.There is little dispute that Costa Rica has experienced both a judicial and more specifically a "rights revolution" in the last 15 years. The creation of a new constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court in 1989 created a legal opportunity for virtually every sector of society to seek legal redress and have their constitutional rights enforced or protected.
U4 Brief | Jul 2016
In 2003 Slovakia established a Special Court, subsequently renamed the Special Criminal Court (SCC), principally for corruption and organised ...
justice, anti-corruption courts, Special Criminal Court, specialised anti-corruption bodies, Slovakia
Project | Jan 2003 - Dec 2005
This research project, which is a collaboration with the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (Johannesburg) investigates the role played by courts ...
constitutional democracy, legal and judicial reforms, democratic consolidation, social transformation, courts, accountability function of courts, access to justice, marginalised groups, , Africa: South Africa
Project | Jul 2003 - Dec 2008
Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies This project aims to investigate to what extent - and under which conditions - courts ...
courts, judiciaries, law, accountability, democracy, democratization, legal system, legal culture, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda
News | 2 Nov 2011
Litigating health rights does make a difference. However, it varies to whom. Court cases brought by NGOs often contribute to better health care for the poor. Other cases primarily benefit middle class people who have resources to go to court.
Journal Article | Jan 2009
On July 31, 2008, the Constitutional Court of Colombia (the Court) handed down a decision (T-760/2008) that ordered a dramatic restructuring ...
Health rights - Colombia - Courts
Programme | Jan 2008 - Jan 2012
Right to health through litigation? Can court enforced health rights improve health policy? The project investigates whether litigation can ...
Health rights, courts, health rights litigation, public interest litigation, social rights jurisprudence, health policy, health economics, medical ethics, priority setting, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, South Africa
Associated Senior Researcher
Lawyer focusing on power and exclusion, particularly law and courts in social change, socio-economic rights, access to courts, protest and social movements, property law and gender-based harm.
Health rights litigation and access to medicines: Priority classification of successful cases from Costa Rica’s constitutional chamber of the supreme court
Journal Article | Jan 2014
Although Costa Rica has no explicit constitutional right to health, its constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) has become increasingly ...
U4 Brief | Jul 2016
The Uganda High Court has an Anti-Corruption Division (ACD) with original jurisdiction over all corruption and related cases. The main rationale ...
anti-corruption, courts, Special Criminal Court, specialised anti-corruption bodies, justice, Uganda
U4 Issue | Dec 2016
Frustration with the capacity of the ordinary machinery of justice to deal adequately with corruption has prompted many countries to develop ...
justice, Judiciary, Anti-corruption courts, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Croatia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Senegal, Slovakia, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda
Project | Sep 2002 - Aug 2005
The role of courts in the consolidation of democracy and social transformation in South Africa investigates the role played by courts in the ...
courts, judicary, accountability, social transformation, access to justice, constitution, judical review, democratization, law, social rights, Africa: South Africa
Journal Article | Nov 2014
New specialized courts have emerged in many countries, both in response to international pressure for legal reform and reflecting states’ ...
Event | 29 Apr 2010
Why do some high courts hold political branches to account and others not? What explains the judiciary´s strong or weak defense of rights? And what role are courts playing -or not playing- in strengthening democracy in Latin America and Africa?
News | 21 Aug 2014
Law is increasingly center stage for political battles. Across the globe, people are going to court to claim their right to health or education, to fight for their right to engage in sex work or same-sex relationships - while others mobilize courts and legislatures to criminalize prostitution or homosexual practice.
U4 Brief | Jul 2016
The Philippines' Sandiganbayan is the oldest specialised anti-corruption court in the world. Though established mainly to resolve corruption ...
anti-corruption courts, Special Criminal Court, specialised anti-corruption bodies, justice, Philippines
The Moderating influence of international courts on social movements: Evidence from the IVF case against Costa Rica
Journal Article | Jan 2017
Feminists and religious conservatives across the globe have increasingly turned to courts in their battles over abortion. Yet while a significant ...
Legal mobilization, abortion rights, Inter-American Court of Human Rights
News | 15 Feb 2005
This volume examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa. Are the courts able to hold political power-holders accountable when they act outside of their constitutionally defined powers? Given the hyper-presidential nature of these regimes, particular focus is on the ability of the courts to say "no" to the executive and make it stick.