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In: Educating Judges: Towards Improving Justice
Author: Kathryn Hendley

Justice-of-the-peace courts (JP courts) have been in operation for ten years in Russia. The article assesses the extent to which they have fulfilled the original policy goals of diverting mundane cases away from the raionnye (district) courts and making the legal system more accessible to ordinary citizens. Policy makers have repeatedly tinkered with their jurisdictional parameters in order to find a proper dividing point between the JP courts and the district courts. The caseload data document that the JP courts now handle almost all first-instance administrative cases, as well as about three-quarters of all civil cases. Their role in criminal justice is more constrained. Their success in processing huge numbers of cases is facilitated by the use of “judicial orders” (sudebnye prikazy) in many civil cases, and by the use of a type of plea bargaining (osoboe proizvodstvo) in criminal cases. Each of these procedural mechanisms obviates the need for a full hearing on the merits.

In: Review of Central and East European Law
Rule of Law and World Peace
Editor: Shimon Shetreet
The Culture of Judicial Independence: Rule of Law and World Peace, is the third book by Shimon Shetreet on Judicial Independence. The first was Judicial Independence: The Contemporary Debate (edited by Shimon Shetreet and Jules Deschênes, Nijhoff,1985). The second was The Culture of Judicial Independence: Conceptual Foundations and Practical Challenges (Edited by Shimon Shetreet and Christopher Forsyth, Nijhoff, 2012).
This volume contains essays by senior academics, judges and practitioners across jurisdictions offering an analysis of several central issues relative to the culture of Judicial Independence. These include judicial review, human rights, democracy, the rule of law and world peace, constitutional position of top courts, relations between the judiciary and the other branches of government, impartiality and fairness of the judicial process, judicial ethics, dispute resolution in arbitral awards and international investments, international courts and cross country issues, judicial selection. The volume also offers an update report on the International Project of Judicial Independence of the International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace, including the relations of top courts and international courts, administrative judges, culture of judicial independence and public inquiries by judges.
A Survey of Global Practice. Edited Reprint with Updated Research
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About this Second Edition: 2015
Brill|Nijhoff is delighted to republish Educating Judges, the seminal monograph in the field of judicial education. First published in 1996, this book enables judicial educators to develop a more effective pedagogy by focusing on the distinctive learning needs, styles and preferences of judges, and deepening understanding of judges as learners. Much has happened since then. Over the past twenty years, judicial education has grown very substantially around the world in both size and sophistication. It is now well established in many countries and is seen as an essential component of modern concepts of justice.

In addition to providing new entrants an opportunity to read this classic text, this second edition enables readers to gauge what has happened – or not – in the world of judicial education over the past two decades. This new edition reports on the findings of the first ever survey conducted of leading judicial educators around the world. In doing so, it examines the state of judicial education across a range of issues, including:
• significant recent developments,
• major institutional issues and challenges,
• trends in professionalizing the practice,
• evolving goals, curricula, methodologies and approaches,
• building knowledge through research, evaluation and networks,
• impact and applications of information technology;
• use of judicial training in official development assistance; and
• how globalisation is affecting the education of judges.

complex, have relied to an 1) See, for example, M. Bohlander, Th e International Criminal Judiciary – Problems of Judicial Selection, Independence and Ethics, in Michael Bohlander (ed.) International Criminal Justice – A critical analysis of institutions and procedures, 2007, Cameron May Publishers, p

In: International Criminal Law Review

positions. It may come as a sur- prise considering the voluminous literature about national judicial selection pro- cesses that the area has remained the preserve of a regrettably small circle considering how important and how lively the debate it. 1 It is an important issue for two main reasons. Firstly

In: International Criminal Law Review

trial may outwardly meet the criteria of fairness and the defendant may have received the benefit of all the relevant rights and procedural guarantees, notwithstanding the presence of extensive political interference. 3.2 Judicial Selection Process The United Nation’s Basic Principles on the

In: International Criminal Law Review
Author: Steven Nafziger

, the book’s examples are almost exclusively drawn – repetitively and at excessive length to some degree – from court cases in Moscow. While Antonov is cognizant of the possible geographic and judicial selection issues, not enough is done in the book to document why or why not the empirical evidence

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: James Devaney

of members of both international 47 and domestic advisory bodies has been cited as a consistent problem due to the fact that “eligibility rules for acceding to … judicial selection bodies are [often] notably vague”, and significant discretion is usually left to the executive in this regard. 48 In

In: The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals
Author: Tzvi Novick

ects a di ff erent and presumably broader understanding of the issue addressed in the third clause. This evidence that our pericope underwent secondary reinterpre- tation dovetails with the fact that the process of judicial selection detailed therein is rarely, and possibly never, attested in rabbinic

In: Zutot