Judges on Trial

Author: Shimon Shetreet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107470064
Release Date: 2013-10-24
Genre: Law

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.

Independence Accountability and the Judiciary

Author: Guy Canivet
Publisher: British Institute for International & Comparative Law
ISBN: 0903067641
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

This new book explores the important and topical subject of judicial independence and judicial accountability. Contributions from distinguished practitioners and academics place these twin issues within a comparative law perspective, showing how legal systems across the world have adapted to recent developments in this field.

Democratization and the Judiciary

Author: Siri Gloppen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714655686
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

This title examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa, focusing on their ability to hold political power-holders accountable when they act outside their constitutionally defined powers. The book also issues a warning: there are problems inherent in the current global move towards strong constitutional government, where increasingly strong powers are placed in the hands of judges who themselves are not made accountable.

Regulating Judges

Author: Richard Devlin
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781786430793
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Law

Regulating Judges presents a novel approach to judicial studies. It goes beyond the traditional clash of judicial independence versus judicial accountability. Drawing on regulatory theory, Richard Devlin and Adam Dodek argue that judicial regulation is multi-faceted and requires us to consider the complex interplay of values, institutional norms, procedures, resources and outcomes. Inspired by this conceptual framework, the book invites scholars from 19 jurisdictions to describe and critique the regulatory regimes for a variety of countries from around the world.

A Place Apart

Author: Martin L. Friedland
Publisher: Canadian Government Publishing
ISBN: UIUC:30112021681413
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Judges

How accountable are judges for their decisions? Should they have greater independence? This study, by University of Toronto law professor Martin Friedland, examines the judiciary in Canada from a variety of perspectives and provides recommendations on these issues to the Canadian Judicial Council. Persons consulted include not only judges but also lawyers, government officials, administrators, and others. Topics include judicial selection, discipline, the administration of the courts, and more.

Without Fear or Favor

Author: G. Alan Tarr
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804783507
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Law

The impartial administration of justice and the accountability of government officials are two of the most strongly held American values. Yet these values are often in direct conflict with one another. At the national level, the U.S. Constitution resolves this tension in favor of judicial independence, insulating judges from the undue influence of other political institutions, interest groups, and the general public. But at the state level, debate has continued as to the proper balance between judicial independence and judicial accountability. In this volume, constitutional scholar G. Alan Tarr focuses squarely on that debate. In part, the analysis is historical: how have the reigning conceptions of judicial independence and accountability emerged, and when and how did conflict over them develop? In part, the analysis is theoretical: what is the proper understanding of judicial independence and accountability? Tarr concludes the book by identifying the challenges to state-level judicial independence and accountability that have emerged in recent decades, assessing the solutions offered by the competing sides, and offering proposals for how to strike the appropriate balance between independence and accountability.

The Culture of Judicial Independence

Author: Shimon Shetreet
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004188334
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Genre: Political Science

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.

Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy

Author: Peter H. Russell
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813920159
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law

This collection of essays by leading scholars of constitutional law looks at a critical component of constitutional democracy--judicial independence--from an international comparative perspective. Peter H. Russell's introduction outlines a general theory of judicial independence, while the contributors analyze a variety of regimes from the United States and Latin America to Russia and Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel, Japan, and South Africa. Russell's conclusion compares these various regimes in light of his own analytical framework.

Asia Pacific Judiciaries

Author: H. P. Lee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107137721
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: Law

Explores judicial independence, integrity and impartiality in Asia-Pacific countries.

Judicial Independence in Transition

Author: Anja Seibert-Fohr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642282997
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: Law

Strengthening the rule of law has become a key factor for the transition to democracy and the protection of human rights. Though its significance has materialized in international standard setting, the question of implementation is largely unexplored. This book describes judicial independence as a central aspect of the rule of law in different stages of transition to democracy. The collection of state-specific studies explores the legal situation of judiciaries in twenty states from North America, over Western, Central and South-Eastern Europe to post-Soviet states and engages in a comparative legal analysis. Through a detailed account of the current situation it takes stocks, considers advances in and shortcomings of judicial reform and offers advice for future strategies. The book shows that the implementation of judicial independence requires continuous efforts, not only in countries in transition but also in established democracies which are confronted with ever new challenges.

Judicial Independence at the Crossroads

Author: Stephen B Burbank
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452262888
Release Date: 2002-04-02
Genre: Political Science

Concerned that scholars in various disciplines were talking past each other and that policy debates concerning judicial independence were impoverished, the editors convened a conference of scholars from the disciplines of law, political science, history, economics and sociology. Judicial Independence at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Approach is a collection of essays reflecting the disciplinary perspectives of the authors and the shared understanding that emerged from the conference.