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Lawfare Being Deployed Against Populist Leaders Worldwide

In Brazil, the judicial system was mobilized to sideline populist former President Jair Bolsonaro, who in 2022 left power as Marxist Lula da Silva claimed the presidency. (Getty Images)
 

By    |   Wednesday, 28 February 2024 07:42 AM EST

The arrest and persecution of political opposition figures are growing more common in ostensibly democratic developed nations, not through the traditionally overt authoritarianism associated with far-flung dictatorships, but through a concept known as lawfare – the weaponization of the legal system.

Lawfare manipulates the law and its enforcement against dissidents, often under subjective pretexts such as combating threats to democracy or upholding the rule of law.

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The arrest and persecution of political opposition figures are growing more common in ostensibly democratic developed nations, not through the traditionally overt authoritarianism associated with far-flung dictatorships, but through a concept known as lawfare.
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