Illiberalism Enabled by the Coronavirus Pandemic: An Existential Threat to Judicial Independence

  title={Illiberalism Enabled by the Coronavirus Pandemic: An Existential Threat to Judicial Independence},
  author={I. Keilitz},
  journal={International Journal for Court Administration},
  • I. Keilitz
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • International Journal for Court Administration
For more than a decade, we have witnessed an erosion of political freedoms and civil liberties across the world amidst a democratic backsliding toward autocracy, a system of government in which a single person (the autocrat) possesses absolute power to weaken institutions such as an independent judiciary that sustain the democratic system. At the same time, a surveillance-based economy and anti-democratic threats this poses have thrived. The coronavirus pandemic has enabled these trends, giving… Expand


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