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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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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 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology ; Introduction ; PART 1: THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM ; 1. A Question of Balance ; 2. Remedies ; 3. Droit Public - English Style ; 4. The Education the Justice System Requires Today ; PART 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 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 ; PART III: CRIME AND PENAL REFORM ; 14. The Strangeways Prison Report: Overview and Recommendations ; 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 ; PART 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 ; PART 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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The range of subject matter is remarkable and reflects the range of his work as a judge. Philip Havers QC, Council There are 26 papers in all and they are highly readable. They have been expertly Read more...

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

by PhillipTaylor (WorldCat user published 2008-10-19) Excellent Permalink

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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