Thursday, June 24, 2010

Improving relations between the Philippine Judiciary and Executive

According to a Filipino newspaper, the Aquino administration plans to convene the Judicial Executive Legislative Advisory and Coordination Council (Jelacc) fairly early in the new administration. This seems to be an attempt to resolve some of the conflict over Aquino's criticism of the appointment of the new chief justice, Renato Corona. Then again, this might be difficult given that the Supreme Court is expected to hear a lawsuit against the Aquino family plantation, the Hacienda Lusita, fairly soon.

The news article also mentions a recent World Bank study on Philippine judicial reform. I couldn't find that study, but I did find one produced by the Asian Development Bank (available here).

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