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Securing Judicial Independence: The Role of Commissions in Selecting Judges in the Commonwealth

Dr Jan van Zyl Smit

Editors: Hugh Corder and Jan van Zyl Smit

This book brings together essays on the judicial selection practices in Canada, England and Wales, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria and South Africa. Written by experts from each jurisdiction who participated in an international research project convened by the University of Cape Town Law Faculty and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, they provide the scholarly foundation for the Cape Town Principles, which are reproduced in the book together with a brief commentary and reflections on the process by which they were developed.

Securing Judicial Independence is published under a creative commons licence and available for free download.

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