Mariana Llanos / Cordula Tibi Weber / Charlotte Heyl / Alexander Stroh

Informal Interference in the Judiciary in New Democracies: A Comparison of Six African and Latin American Cases

GIGA Working Papers | 2014


  • Series

    GIGA Working Papers

    Series Number

    245

    Number of Pages

    26

    Publisher

    German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Location

    Hamburg

    Dataset | 2016

    Informal Interferences in the Judiciary in Six New Democracies

    The main dataset consists of interview data from a total of 117 semi-structured interviews, 45 of these were conducted with current or former supreme court or constitutional court judges. Further…

    Research Project | 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2016

    Judicial (In)dependence in New Democracies. Courts, Presidents and Legislatures in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

    The study of judicial independence shows the interaction among the three branches of government and concentrates, especially, on the ways in which the two elected branches – the executive and the legislature – interfere with the judicial branch. The project stresses the difficult balance between judicial independence and judicial accountability, a classical topic in political science, and analyses it in new democracies of the developing world.
    Leibniz Association, 2011-2016

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