Nigeria, January 2019: The Accountability Lab SDG 16 innovation challenge is an initiative to find creative solutions for SDG 16 on justice. The competition supports young men and women ages 15 – 35 years to develop ideas, build skills and connect with others working towards a shared goal of strengthening accountability, the rule of law and access to justice for Nigerians.
Canada’s Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has found that the Prime Minister of Canada contravened Canada’s Conflict of Interest Act by interfering in a criminal prosecution. The story begins with allegations of fraud and corruption.
Bratislava March 2019: The European Parliament condemns the “continuous efforts of a growing number of EU member state governments to weaken the rule of law, the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary”.
The European Commission has taken additional steps on the road to taking Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU. The Commission maintains that Poland seeks political control of the judiciary.