Meddling with Justice: Competitive Politics, Impunity, and Distrusted Courts in Post-Orange Ukraine
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University
May 1, 2010
Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 122-147, Spring 2010
Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper
Contrary to the theories of judicial empowerment that argue that the presence of strong political opposition is necessary for the development of an independent judiciary, the increasing fragmentation of power in today’s Ukraine goes hand-in-hand with judicial disempowerment - dependent courts regularly provide important benefits to rival elites.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: Judicial Corruption, Judicial Independence, Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, Post-Communism, Ukraine
Date posted: June 16, 2010
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