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When Law Doesn’t Rule: State Capture of the Judiciary, Prosecution, Police in Serbia

When the Law Doesn’t Rule identifies seven ways in which political control is exerted over the judiciary, prosecution, and police in Serbia, and how systemic weaknesses in the exercise of the rule of law are being exploited.