Daily Archives: 25/11/2015

The Philippines: SC to form task force to address judges’ killings

November 24, 2015

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After a spate of recent killings targeting judges, the Supreme Court on Tuesday afternoon the creation of a task force that will address the issue.

Based on a report from The STAR, SC urged its committee on security chaired by Justice Marvic Leonen to form a task force that will coordinate with appropriate agencies in addressing the killing of judges following the third justice slain in the last three months.

The high court said it condemns the killing of the judges which weakens the fair decision-making of the law.

In September, an Australian Law professor sent a letter to Philstar.com mentioning that the “Philippines is a very dangerous place for lawyers” following the number of attacks to lawyers and judges.

http://m.philstar.com/headlines/show/dad30c57429f154e83bd6892b2199908?t=foh5t6kohubmn8bea9iqju6cj0

India: Advocate’s killer identified: police;lawyers abstain from work

November 24, 2015

Police has identified the killer of advocate Kishore Chanda, whose led to lawyers abstaining from work acrosstoday.

DIG of police C S Lepcha told newsmen here that the motive of the killing of the well-known lawyer, who was attacked at his home here on Monday and his throat slit, has also been found and a hunt has been launched to nab him.

“A sketch of the killer has been made and it is expected that the killer will be arrested soon,” he said.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/advocate-s-killer-identified-police-lawyers-abstain-from-work-115112400997_1.html