Judiciaries within Europe: A Comparative Review

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 10, 2006 - Law
An in-depth study, originally published in 2006, of the careers and roles of judges in France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and England, this book is based on original language materials and investigations of judges and judicial institutions in each country. On the basis of these detailed case studies, the book suggests factors that shape the character of the judiciary in different countries, focusing on issues such as women's careers and the relationship between judicial careers and politics. Bell's investigations offer lessons on issues which the English judiciary was having to confront in the period of reform at the time of this book's publication.
 

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1 Introduction
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in the notion of merit when assessing a persons suitability
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supérieur de la Magistrature has a stronger position It gives
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England 135 254 322
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2 The French judiciary
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This combination of diversity of corps within the administrative
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constitutionnel already have such powers and ensure that public law
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registered are major tests of the unions and their popularity
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5 The Swedish judiciary
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until the very highest level Judicial mobility is encouraged in
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working patterns and education for judges25 If much of this
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Judicial corporate life
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expectations of efficiency and effectiveness of the public administration
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1970s cooperation has been renewed There are also many informal
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may well accept an invitation to take part but this
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6 The English judiciary in
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3 The German judiciary
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Article 30 of the German Judges Law specifies very narrow
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Richterwahlausschuss They also respond to consultations on reform of
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presented before it controversial political and social issues and
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as a legal adviser as through writing that the professor
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a particular relevant section The extent to which they have
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4 The Spanish judiciary
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in this situation and inspection will focus on how complaints
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information technology have been addressing this With only voluntary
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legal acts births marriages etc and providing certificates In criminal
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knighthood In the second place the existence of a career
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development in the courts The process of refining and testing
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7 Factors shaping the character of
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informal aspects2 The specific contribution of this work is to
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as well as the situation of the judiciary in the
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Continuing education is of variable quality within the judiciary Some
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inspired changes eg in relation to the rights of those
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the military expenditure on which required little justification As the
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In the criminal investigation process it has been noted how
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