41 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2008
In recent decades, many countries around the world have institutionalized judicial councils, institutions designed to enhance judicial independence and accountability. Our paper, the first comparative inquiry into this phenomenon, has two aims. First, we provide an economic theory of the formation of judicial councils and identify some of the dimensions along which they differ. Second, we discuss the national experience of several legal systems in light of our theory.
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Garoupa, Nuno M. and Ginsburg, Tom, The Comparative Law and Economics of Judicial Councils. Berkley Journal of International Law (BJIL), 2008; U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE08-036. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1299887