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13 Dec 2020
Inflatable ducks bob on a pro-democracy crowd of thousands in Thailand's capital Bangkok. They gathered to show their anger after the Thai prime minister was found not guilty of a conflict of interest by the Constitutional Court. The nine-judge court ruled that Prayut Chan-O-Cha was not guilty of conflict of interest by living in an army residence after leaving the military.
5 May 2020
Germany's constitutional court has ruled that the European Central Bank's stimulus program partly contravenes German law, because neither the German government nor parliament signs off on the spending.
3 May 2019
Benin's Constitutional Court announce the definitive results of its parliamentary polls, which was held without any opposition candidates, following two days of angry post-election violence in which at least two people died.
10 Mar 2019
Days before Thais are set to go to the polls, the nation's constitutional court dissolved a major opposition party. It's a decision in favor of the military and the royal family, says Rodion Ebbighausen.
22 Oct 2018
In Africa, three countries have liberalized their cannabis laws. Medical marijuana is legal in Zimbabwe and Lesotho. And a month ago, South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled that people could smoke "Dagga" – as it's known there – in private.

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