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Judiciaries in Comparative Perspective

Edited by: H. P. Lee

ISBN13: 9780521190602
Published: August 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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An independent and impartial judiciary is fundamental to the existence and operation of a liberal democracy. Focussing on Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States, this comparative study explores four major issues affecting the judicial institution.

These issues relate to the appointment and discipline of judges; judges and freedom of speech; the performance of non-judicial functions by judges; and judicial bias and recusal, and each is set within the context of the importance of maintaining public confidence in the judiciary.

The essays highlight important episodes or controversies affecting members of the judiciary to illustrate relevant principles.

Subjects:
Comparative Law, General Interest
Contents:
Part I:
1. Judicial independence and accountability: core values in liberal democracies Shimon Shetreet

Part II:
2. Appointment, discipline and removal of judges in Australia H. P. Lee
3. Appointment, discipline and removal of judges in Canada Martin Friedland
4. Appointment, discipline and removal of judges in New Zealand Philip Joseph
5. Appointment, discipline and removal of judges in South Africa Hugh Corder
6. Appointment, discipline and removal of judges – fundamental reforms in the United Kingdom Kate Malleson
7. Judicial selection, removal and discipline in the United States Mark Tushnet

Part III:
8. Judges' freedom of speech: Australia John Williams
9. Judges and free speech in Canada Kent Roach
10. Judges and free speech in New Zealand The Hon. Grant Hammond
11. The judiciary and freedom of speech in South Africa Iain Currie
12. Judges and free speech in the United Kingdom Keith Ewing
13. The criticism and speech of judges in the United States Charles Gardner Geyh

Part IV:
14. Judges, bias and recusal in Australia Colin Campbell
15. Judges, bias and recusal in Canada Lorne Soissin
16. Judicial recusal in New Zealand Gerard McCoy
17. Judges, bias and recusal in South Africa The Hon. Kate O'Regan and The Hon. Edwin Cameron
18. Judges, bias and recusal in the United Kingdom Christopher Forsyth
19. Bias, the appearance of bias, and judicial disqualification in the United States W. W. Hodes

Part V:
20. Judges and non-judicial functions in Australia Patrick Emerton and H. P. Lee
21. The impact of extra-judicial service on the Canadian judiciary: the need for reform Patrick Monahan and Byron Shaw
22. Judges and the non-judicial function in New Zealand Sir Geoffrey Palmer
23. Judges and non-judicial functions in South Africa Cora Hoexter
24. Judges and non-judicial functions in the United Kingdom Abimbola Olowofoyeku
25. Judges and non-judicial functions in the United States Jeffrey M. Shaman

Part VI:
26. The judiciary – a comparative conspectus H. P. Lee.