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Judges On Trial

Author : Shimon Shetreet
ISBN : 9781107470064
Genre : Law
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The second edition of Judges on Trial articulates the rules, assumptions and practices which shape the culture of independence of the English judiciary today. Enhanced by interviews with English judges, legal scholars and professionals, it also outlines the factors that shape the modern meaning of judicial independence. The book discusses the contemporary issues of judicial governance, judicial appointments, the standards of conduct on and off the bench, the discipline and liability of judges and the relationship between judges and the media. It is accessible to an international audience of lawyers, political scientists and judges beyond the national realm.

The Culture Of Judicial Independence

Author : Shimon Shetreet
ISBN : 9789004188334
Genre : Political Science
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This volume analyzes the development of a culture of Judicial Independence in comparative perspectives, to offer an examination of the conceptual foundations of the principle of judicial independence and to discuss in detail the practical challenges facing judiciaries in different jurisdictions.

The Alchemists

Author : Tom Gerald Daly
ISBN : 9781108287197
Genre : Law
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Can courts really build democracy in a state emerging from authoritarian rule? This book presents a searching critique of the contemporary global model of democracy-building for post-authoritarian states, arguing that it places excessive reliance on courts. Since 1945, both constitutional courts and international human rights courts have been increasingly perceived as alchemists, capable of transmuting the base materials of a nascent democracy into the gold of a functioning democratic system. By charting the development of this model, and critically analysing the evidence and claims for courts as democracy-builders, this book argues that the decades-long trend toward ever greater reliance on courts is based as much on faith as fact, and can often be counter-productive. Offering a sustained corrective to unrealistic perceptions of courts as democracy-builders, the book points the way toward a much needed rethinking of democracy-building models and a re-evaluation of how we employ courts in this role.

The Culture Of Judicial Independence In A Globalised World

Author : Shimon Shetreet
ISBN : 9789004307087
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This volume The Culture of Judicial Independence in a Globalised World, is an academic continuation of the previous three volumes: Judicial Independence: The Contemporary Debate, edited by Professor Shimon Shetreet and Chief Justice Deschenes (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1985), The Culture of Judicial Independence: Conceptual Foundations and Practical Challenges, edited by Professor Shimon Shetreet and Professor Christopher Forsyth (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012), and The Culture of Judicial Independence: Rule of Law and World Peace edited by Professor Shimon Shetreet (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2014). This volume offers papers and studies by academics, judges and practitioners from many jurisdictions on judicial independence – both national and international.

Asia Pacific Judiciaries

Author : H. P. Lee
ISBN : 9781108340434
Genre : Law
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Judicial independence, integrity and impartiality are crucial to public trust in the judiciary. Justice must also be seen to be dispensed fairly and without fear or favour. In the context of themes and perspectives as well as comparative theories of independence, this book provides a contemporary analysis of the role and independence of judges in 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific. Expert analyses include countries that are governed by authoritarian governments or are beset by dramatic government changes, which undermine judges by attacking and preventing their independence, to more democratic countries where there are strides towards judicial independence. The problems confronting judges and courts are explained and analysed, with the aim of establishing a commonality of standards which can be developed to strengthen and promote the important values of judicial independence, impartiality and integrity. Solutions for the Asia-Pacific region are also proposed.

Judges On Trial

Author : Shimon Shetreet
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044054596
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Studies In Constitutional Law

Author : Colin R. Munro
ISBN : 0406981434
Genre : Law
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Fully revised and updated, Studies in Constitutional Law continues to provide clear and informed accounts of the central topics of constitutional law, including the sovereignty of Parliament, the European Union, and Crown and prerogative. There are new chapters on the protection of human rights and on electoral law, and devolution and other constitutional reforms are also described and discussed. The ten essays may be read in conjunction or as self-contained studies.

The Politics Of Judicial Independence In The Uk S Changing Constitution

Author : Graham Gee
ISBN : 9781316240533
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Judicial independence is generally understood as requiring that judges must be insulated from political life. The central claim of this work is that far from standing apart from the political realm, judicial independence is a product of it. It is defined and protected through interactions between judges and politicians. In short, judicial independence is a political achievement. This is the main conclusion of a three-year research project on the major changes introduced by the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, and the consequences for judicial independence and accountability. The authors interviewed over 150 judges, politicians, civil servants and practitioners to understand the day-to-day processes of negotiation and interaction between politicians and judges. They conclude that the greatest threat to judicial independence in future may lie not from politicians actively seeking to undermine the courts, but rather from their increasing disengagement from the justice system and the judiciary.

Constitutional Reform Act 2005

Author : Great Britain
ISBN : 0105407054
Genre : Business & Economics
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An Act to make provision for modifying the office of Lord Chancellor, and to make provision relating to the functions of that office; to establish a Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and to abolish the appellate jurisdiction of the House of Lords; to make provision about the jurisdiction of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and the judicial functions of the President of the Council; to make other provision about the judiciary, their appointment and discipline. Explanatory notes have been produced to assist in the understanding of this Act and are available separately (ISBN 0105604054). Royal assent, 24th March 2005. With Correction Slip dated August 2007. Partially repealed by SI 2015/700 (ISBN 9780111133491)

Embedded Courts

Author : Kwai Hang Ng
ISBN : 9781108420495
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A study of the decision-making process of Chinese courts and the non-legal forces and regional factors that influence judicial outcomes.

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