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Blog Series, Entry 2: Anti Corruption Protests in India

Anti-Corruption Protests in India: Just a middle class movement or is it something more?

Blog Series, Entry 1: Anti Corruption Protests in India

On 16th August 2011 between 11:30 and 3:30 am a team from the Centre for Democracy and Social Action (Richa Singh, Bhavana Thakur, Pooja Ravi and Aditya Ray) paid a visit to two sites of the anti-corruption protest. Given below is our account of what we observed on day 1 of the protest. It must be mentioned here that at this stage it is not an exhaustive analysis but simply our observations.

A Snapshot of The World We Want Report From GCAP Germany

GCAP Germany 2011: Raise the stakes, defeat poverty

Political background

WOLA Statement, El Salvador: Troubling Attacks on the Independence of the Judiciary


 On June 2, a constitutional crisis erupted in El Salvador. The Salvadoran Legislative Assembly approved Decree 743, which mandates that the five members of the Constitutional Court must rule unanimously instead of with the previous four-person majority.

Democracy Under Assault in El Salvador – Civil Society Reacts

Civil society in El Salvador has taken to the streets en masse to protest against a new law, Decree 743, which would require all 5 judges of the Constitutional Court to vote unanimously in order to rule any new laws as unconstitutional.

The Constitutional Court (Sala de lo Constitucional) of El Salvador's Supreme Court is the judicial body which has the responsibility for ruling