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The Independence of Judges

The Independence of Judges
  • Year of publication 2014
  • 360 pages
Editor:Nils A. Engstad, Astrid Laerdal Froseth, and Bard Tonder
Categories: Law Constitutional Law and Human Rights
Law International law
Law Law (general)
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐116‐4 | hardcover | 1st edition | € 81,50 / $ 103,27 / £ 81,09
Icon_ebook 978‐94‐6094‐968‐5 | ebook | € 77,99 / $ 105,28 / £ 82,66

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 Independence of Judges presents 22 articles, written from different perspectives. The topic is analyzed by judges, lawyers, public prosecutors and scientists in the areas of law, social sciences and media science. Through these contributions the book provides an overview of historical developments as well as issues of current interest in developed countries and in countries in transition regarding the independent judge. The aim of the book is to promote reflection and debate on universal issues related to the independence of judges. The anthology will be of interest for anyone concerned with democracy and democracy-building by upholding the rule of law.

Target group

The publication is written for the international legal professional: academics, judges, lawyers etc.

Author's information

Nils A. Engstad is a Judge at the Hålogaland Court of Appeal, Norway. He is also a Norwegian Member of the Council of Europe’s Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)

Astrid Lærdal Frøseth is a District Court Judge at the Stavanger District Court in Norway

Bård Tønder is a Judge at the Supreme Court of Norway            

Court Review, Volume 50 November 2014

review by Steve Leben, judge at the Kansas Court of Appeals

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Trema December 2015

review by Derk Venema, lecturer Radboud University Nijmegen (DUTCH)

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Richterzeitung Weblaw AG August 2014

review by Stephan Gass, Professor in Law and Communication at the University of applied sciences Nordwestschweiz in Muttenz and Vice President of Criminal Law at the Cantonal Court of Basel-Landschaft in Liestal.


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