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Meddling with Justice: Competitive Politics, Impunity, and Distrusted Courts in Post-Orange Ukraine

Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 122-147, Spring 2010

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper

26 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2010  

Alexei Trochev

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University

Date Written: May 1, 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Judicial Corruption, Judicial Independence, Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, Post-Communism, Ukraine

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Trochev, Alexei, Meddling with Justice: Competitive Politics, Impunity, and Distrusted Courts in Post-Orange Ukraine (May 1, 2010). Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 122-147, Spring 2010; Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1625337

Alexei Trochev (Contact Author)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University ( email )

53 Kabanbay Batyra Avenue
Astana, 010000
Kazakhstan

HOME PAGE: http://www.nu.edu.kz

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