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Freedom of Expression and the Criticism of Judges

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ISBN13: 9780754621294
ISBN: 0754621294
Published: February 2001
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This text undertakes a comparative study of the management of the conflicting demands between freedom of expression and the independence of judiciary within a European context. In a collection of essays from selected European jurisdictions, the book assesses the legal situation of the offences associated with the criticism of judges and other judicial activity.;With increasing harmonization of legal standards in Europe, this text offers an approach to the revelation of the common and acceptable standards in a field that is full of uncertainties. It aims to fill the gap in the body of knowledge relating to freedom of expression in democratic society in its strategy to widen the debate into the field of judicial activity, and intends to provide doctrinal and practical lessons to researchers and practitioners in the field of human rights and freedom of expression, and particularly the judicial sphere.

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Part 1 Introduction: can the independence of the judiciary withstand criticism? - an introduction to the criticism of judges in Europe.
Part 2 The common law: scandalizing the court in England and Wales; criticizing judges in Ireland.
Part 3 The ordinary law: criticizing judges in Germany; reclusing judges in Austria; criticizing judges in Belgium; contempt of court in French law - a criminal offence; criticizing judges in Denmark; criticizing judges in Iceland.
Part 4 The influence of culture and history: criticizing judges in the Netherlands; criticizing judges in Italy; criticizing judges in Greece.
Part 5 Legal systems in transition: criticizing judges in Russia; criticizing public officials in Hungary.
Part 6 The influence of the European convention on human rights: Article 10 of the ECHR and the criticism of public officials; Article 10 of the ECHR and the criticism of judges.