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Tunisia: Mass Firings a Blow to Judicial Independence

The dismissal of 75 judges by Tunisia’s justice minister was unfair and arbitrary. The firings set a disturbing precedent and increased the subordination of the judiciary to the executive branch. The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) should urgently pass a law to create an independent body to govern the discipline and dismissal of judges in an impartial and transparent manner. (Tunis) – The dismissal of 75 judges by Tunisia’s justice minister was unfair and arbitrary. The firings set a disturbing precedent and increased the subordination of the judiciary to the executive branch.read…

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