Philippines: justice removed, justice denied (Imelda Deinla, Veronica Taylor, Steven Rood, The Interpreter)

On 11 May the Philippine Supreme Court removed its own Chief Justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno, from office. Sereno, the first woman to hold that position, was dismissed on a vote of 8–6 through a quo warranto proceeding – a legal procedure for removing public officials on the grounds that the individual has no legal right to the office.

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