Government efforts to redesign judiciary receive strong criticism

Government efforts to redesign judiciary receive strong criticism
September 01, 2014, Monday/ 16:08:53/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

Leading jurists have lashed out at government attempts to redesign the judiciary so that it acts in line with its wishes, in a meeting held on the occasion of the start of the new judicial year. “Attempts to exert pressure on judicial institutions, to design the judiciary in a way that [the government] desires and to intervene in the decisions the judiciary carries out cause concern,” Ali Alkan, head of the Supreme Court of Appeals, said at the meeting o

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