Meddling with Justice: Competitive Politics, Impunity, and Distrusted Courts in Post-Orange Ukraine
Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 122-147, Spring 2010
26 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2010
Date Written: May 1, 2010
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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