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Bangladesh lawmakers vote to give parliament right to impeach SC judges

Sep 18, 2014    

Dhaka Bangladesh's parliament now has the authority to impeach Supreme Court judges after lawmakers late on Wednesday voted to approve a much-debated amendment to the constitution.The amendment passed unanimously in a voice vote of 327-0, with support coming from the ruling Awami League.Critics of the amendment, including senior jurists, said it was a thinly veiled way for the ruling party to keep the judiciary under control. But Law Minister Anisul Hoque, who proposed the change, said the amendment allows parliament to impeach judges on grounds of "misbehavior or incapacity."Previou...

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