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The pursuit of justice

Author: Harry Woolf, Sir; Christopher Campbell-Holt
Publisher: Oxford : New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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This volume prints a collection of updated lectures and papers written and delivered by Lord Woolf since 1986, following his retirement in 2005 from the office of Lord Chief Justice and a judicial career that has covered part of all of the last four decades.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Woolf, Sir; Christopher Campbell-Holt
ISBN: 9780199217090 0199217092
OCLC Number: 192045510
Description: xii, 436 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The English legal system. 1. A question of balance --
2. Remedies --
3. Droit public : English style --
4. The education the justice system requires today --
II. The Constitution and the judiciary. 5. Magna Carta : a precedent for recent constitutional change --
6. The rule of law and a change in the Constitution --
7. Judicial review : the tensions between the executive and the judiciary --
8. Should the media and the judiciary be on speaking terms? --
9. Judicial independence not judicial isolation --
10. The needs of a 21st century judge --
11. Current challenges in judging --
12. The impact of human rights --
13. Human rights and minorities --
III. Crime and penal reform. 14. The Strangeways Prison report : overview --
15. Strangeways : a decade of change? --
16. A justice system the community owns --
17. Do we need a new approach to penal policy? --
18. Making sense of sentencing --
IV. Civil justice. 19. Access to justice final report : overview --
20. Medics, lawyers and the courts : a defence of the access to justice recommendations --
21. Are the courts excessively deferential to the medical profession? --
22. Are the judiciary environmentally myopic? --
23. Environmental law and sustainable development --
V. International legal systems. 24. The international role of the judiciary --
25. The rule of law and the development of a modern economy in China --
26. The rule of law and harmony in China.
Responsibility: Lord Woolf ; edited by Christopher Campbell-Holt.

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A collection of lectures and papers written and delivered by Lord Woolf since 1986. A key theme in the papers is that to do justice according to law the judiciary must deliver pragmatic decisions on  Read more...

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Lord Woolf has given shape and colour to British law and the legal system on a grand scale. He has with great distinction held office as Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Justice, and a Lord of Appeal. Read more...

 
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Prepared for law...not politics- Harry Woolf's easy charm

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I liked this book because it has the easy charm and the depth of its subject, Harry Woolf, whose character comes out very clearly...
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