Archive: September 2022

A Global Judicial News Report: September 2022

PICTURED ABOVE: MAIN GATE AT THE SUPREME COURT OF KENYA (GETTY IMAGES SIGNATURE) Kiribati 🇰🇮 Kiribati’s Court of Appeal upheld orders from the chief justice to withdraw deportation orders placed […]

A Global Comparison of Judicial Discipline Mechanisms

Judicial accountability is a sensitive topic because a disciplinary system may be subject to political pressure and can negatively impact judicial independence. Furthermore, because judiciaries in developed democracies tend to […]

Postcard from Seoul, Korea: Q&A with Judge Seo Yoon Lee

In Judicature International’s Postcard Series, judges from around the world answer a series of questions about the structure of their court, challenges they face, unique experiences, and interactions on the bench. This […]

How Technology is Changing Justice in China

In their article How Will Technology Change the Face of Chinese Justice? (Columbia Journal of Asian Law, 2020), Professor Zhiyu Li of Durham Law School and Professor Benjamin Chen of […]

Walking Back Human Rights in Europe?

In Walking Back Human Rights in Europe? (published in the European Journal of International Law, Vol. 31 No. 3, 2020), scholars LAURENCE R. HELFER and ERIK VOETEN examined minority opinions of the European Court of Human Rights […]

Judicial Selection and Judicial Independence

The process of judicial selection varies dramatically across the globe. Even countries with similar legal structures and systems might select judges in different ways. And while most scholars agree that […]

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A Personal Journey Through the Rule of Law in the South Pacific

Conceptually, the idea that the rule of law is maintained by an independent and impartial judiciary is not difficult to understand. In fact, we really only hear about “the rule […]

A Report from the 2015 United States–United Kingdom Legal Exchange

INTRODUCTION1 This paper was originally presented at the United Kingdom-United States Legal Exchange in London, England, in September 2015. The Exchange, sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers, originated […]

An Uphill Battle: How China’s obsession with social stability is blocking judicial reform

During the past three years, China has proclaimed a judicial reform campaign that aims to follow the “rule by law” (yifa zhiguo) in civil dispute resolutions. In delivering the 2014 […]

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Criticism of the Judiciary: The Virtue of Moderation

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi once described the judiciary as the “cancer of democracy.” This presumably had much to do with his personal situation of being accused several times […]