Judicial Independence in Transition

  • Anja Seibert-Fohr

Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 233)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Anja Seibert-Fohr
    Pages 1-15
  3. Judicial Independence in Comparative Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Giuseppe Di Federico
      Pages 87-118
  4. New Challenges in Established Democracies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Sophie Turenne
      Pages 147-183
    3. Joakim Nergelius, Dominik Zimmermann
      Pages 185-229
    4. Roel de Lange
      Pages 231-272
    5. Antoine Garapon, Harold Epineuse
      Pages 273-305
    6. Benoît Allemeersch, André Alen, Benjamin Dalle
      Pages 307-356
    7. Giuseppe Di Federico
      Pages 357-401
    8. Regina Kiener
      Pages 403-445
    9. Anja Seibert-Fohr
      Pages 447-519
  5. Transitional Processes in New Member States of the EU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 601-601
    2. Cristina E. Parau
      Pages 619-665
    3. Adam Bodnar, Łukasz Bojarski
      Pages 667-738
    4. Timo Ligi
      Pages 739-791
    5. Zoltán Fleck
      Pages 793-833
    6. Ramona Coman, Cristina Dallara
      Pages 835-881
  6. Obstacles for Transition in Post-Soviet States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 883-883
    2. Olga Schwartz, Elga Sykiainen
      Pages 971-1064
    3. Alexander Vashkevich
      Pages 1065-1118
    4. Nadejda Hriptievschi, Sorin Hanganu
      Pages 1119-1196
    5. Grigor Mouradian
      Pages 1197-1253
  7. Conclusion: Judicial Independence in Transition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1277-1277
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 1361-1378

About this book


Strengthening the rule of law has become a key factor for the transition to democracy and the protection of human rights. Though its significance has materialized in international standard setting, the question of implementation is largely unexplored. This book describes judicial independence as a central aspect of the rule of law in different stages of transition to democracy. The collection of state-specific studies explores the legal situation of judiciaries in twenty states from North America, over Western, Central and South-Eastern Europe to post-Soviet states and engages in a comparative legal analysis. Through a detailed account of the current situation it takes stocks, considers advances in and shortcomings of judicial reform and offers advice for future strategies. The book shows that the implementation of judicial independence requires continuous efforts, not only in countries in transition but also in established democracies which are confronted with ever new challenges.



Judicial Independence Rule of law comparative law international law transitional law

Editors and affiliations

  • Anja Seibert-Fohr
    • 1
  1. 1.MPI für VölkerrechtHeidelbergGermany

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