The Independence of Judges

Edited by: Nils A. Engstad, Astrid Laerdal Froseth, Bard Tonder

An independent judiciary is crucial for upholding the rule of law and for the protection of human rights in a democratic society. The Independence of Judges is an anthology, illustrating that there is still a need for further exploration and reflection on various aspects of the principle of judicial independence. The book presents 22 articles, written from different perspectives and analyses by judges, lawyers, public prosecutors, and scientists in the areas of law, social sciences, and media science. The book's contributions provide an overview of historical developments, as well as issues of current interest in developed countries and in countries in transition, regarding the independent judge. It promotes reflection and debate on universal issues related to the independence of judges. The Independence of Judges will be of interest for anyone concerned with democracy and democracy-building by upholding the rule of law. *** "The Norwegian Association of Judges published a book on judicial independence to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012. With adaptations for an international audience, the book, originally issued in Norwegian, has been issued in English, containing 22 essarys on various aspects of judicial independence. The book closes with an interesting essay of judges with the media. For those interested in cross-national perspectives on judicial independence, the book would be of interest." - Court Review, the journal of the American Judges Association, Fall 2014 [Subject: Constitutional Law, Judicial Procedure, Socio-Legal Studies, Human Rights Law, Politics]~

Publication Date: 4/1/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789462361164

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