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Deputy Amir opens Institute of Criminal Studies

Deputy Amir opens Institute of Criminal Studies

HE the Attorney-General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri delivered a welcoming speech on this occasion. He said that Qatar offers great support to the judiciary on all levels and affirms its independence.

Naidu rejects opposition bid to impeach India's top judge

Naidu rejects opposition bid to impeach India's top judge

India's vice president on Monday rejected an unprecedented petition by seven opposition parties to impeach the top judge for "misbehaviour", saying that the allegations were "neither tenable nor admissible".

Indian opposition moves to impeach chief justice

Indian opposition moves to impeach chief justice

Chief Justice Dipak Misra came under a cloud in January when the four next highest-ranking judges in the Supreme Court criticised his distribution of cases to judges and raised concerns about judicial appointments.

Iraq condemns 6 Turkish women to death for IS membership: judiciary

Iraq condemns 6 Turkish women to death for IS membership: judiciary

A Baghdad court on Monday sentenced six Turkish women to death and a seventh to life in prison for membership of the Islamic State jihadist group, a judicial source said.

Philippine judges, court staff urge chief justice to resign

Philippine judges, court staff urge chief justice to resign

A group of judges and four court employees' organisations called on Monday for the Philippines' chief justice to step down and make a "sacrifice" to restore peace and order in the judiciary, a plea she strongly rejected.

UN group says rule of law 'under siege' in Maldives

UN group says rule of law 'under siege' in Maldives

A UN rights group said on Monday the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives was an attack on the independence of the judiciary and undermined the rule of law.

Senior judges open rift with India's chief justice

Senior judges open rift with India's chief justice

The judges said they were making their disagreement with Chief Justice Dipak Misra public after private talks failed to address what they said were serious problems with the running of India's highest court.

Bangladesh court ends MPs' power to sack judges

Bangladesh court ends MPs' power to sack judges

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has scrapped parliament's power to sack top judges, in a landmark verdict that lawyers said Wednesday bolstered the independence of the country's judiciary.

Oman closes down newspaper, accuses it of insulting judiciary

Oman closes down newspaper, accuses it of insulting judiciary

A privately owned newspaper in Oman said on its website on Wednesday it had been suspended from publishing, a day after the government said it had "taken measures" against a paper for insulting the judiciary.

UN urges judiciary reforms in Lanka

UN urges judiciary reforms in Lanka

United Nations human rights experts have urged Sri Lanka

Iran billionaire tycoon Zanjani sentenced to death for corruption

Iran billionaire tycoon Zanjani sentenced to death for corruption

Iran's billionaire tycoon Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death for corruption, a judicial official said Sunday, after a long trial in which he was accused of fraudulently pocketing $2.8 billion.