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Protests erupt in India after top judge cleared of sexual harassment

Protests erupt in India after top judge cleared of sexual harassment

Dozens of protesters gathered outside India's Supreme Court on Tuesday, a day after a panel of judges dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against the chief justice, carrying placards demanding a new and impartial investigation.

Pakistan names former chief justice as interim PM until election

Pakistan names former chief justice as interim PM until election

Pakistan on Monday appointed former chief justice Nasir Ul Mulk as interim prime minister until general elections are held on July 25, premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said.

Philippines' Supreme Court expels chief justice

Philippines' Supreme Court expels chief justice

The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Friday expelled its chief justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno, removing a key critic of President Rodrigo Duterte in a vote that activists warned signals ‘the death of democracy’ in the country.

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.

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.

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 top judge accused of corruption as he departs country

Bangladesh top judge accused of corruption as he departs country

Bangladesh's chief justice has been accused of serious crimes including corruption by the country's government, it emerged Saturday, as he departed for Australia expressing his fears for judicial independence in the nation.

Nepal's top court blocks the impeachment of chief justice

Nepal's top court blocks the impeachment of chief justice

Nepal's supreme court on Friday blocked the government's attempt to impeach the chief justice, a move that had prompted concerns the ruling coalition was seeking to undermine judicial independence.

Nepal moves to impeach first female chief justice

Nepal moves to impeach first female chief justice

Nepal's first female chief justice has been suspended after the government filed a motion to impeach her, triggering protests within the fragile ruling coalition.