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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Judges on TrialCambridge University Press has published Judges on Trial: The Independence and Accountability of the English Judiciary by Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Dr Sophie Turenne.

The second edition of Judges on Trial articulates the rules, assumptions and practices which shape the culture of independence of the English judiciary today. Enhanced by interviews with English judges, legal scholars and professionals, it also outlines the factors that shape the modern meaning of judicial independence. The book discusses the contemporary issues of judicial governance, judicial appointments, the standards of conduct on and off the bench, the discipline and liability of judges and the relationship between judges and the media. It is accessible to an international audience of lawyers, political scientists and judges beyond the national realm. In his Foreword, the Lord Chief Justice writes:

"Like Lord Scarman in 1976 I would unreservedly commend this new edition to anyone who wishes to understand the role of the judicial branch of the state, what its independence and accountability actually entail and what remains to be done to foster its continued constructive role in the good governance of the state".

For more information about this book, please refer to the CUP website. For information about other publications by Dr Turenne, see her Faculty Profile.

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