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In Distressing Precedent Revealing Extent of Executive Authority’s Power Over the Judiciary: Judges and Lawyers Denied Access to Courts Complex in Al-Bireh

Ref: 88/2020 Date: 07 September 2020 Time: 20:00 GMT   The Palestinian Police set up barriers around the courts complex in al-Bireh city and denied judges and lawyers' access to the complex to attend Supreme Court sessions regarding the secondment of judges who demanded the dissolution of the Transitional Council and the independence of the judiciary.   The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns in the strongest terms the police’s intervention denying judges and lawyers, both in their professional titles and as ordinary citizens, access to the courts complex. PCHR affirms that the incident is a blatant violation of the independence of the judiciary, which...

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