The objectivity of judicial decisions: a comparative analysis of nine jurisdictions

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Breda, Vito. 2017. The objectivity of judicial decisions: a comparative analysis of nine jurisdictions. New York, United States. Peter Lang Publishing.
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The objectivity of judicial decisions: a comparative analysis of nine jurisdictions

Book CategoryAuthored book
ERA Publisher ID2934
Authors
AuthorBreda, Vito
Volume7
Number of Pages134
SeriesStudies in Politics, Security and Society
Year2017
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
ISBN9783631675908
9783631702116
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3726/b10610
Web Address (URL)https://www.peterlang.com/document/1054839
Abstract

The concept of judicial objectivity is a cornerstone of modern legal systems. This book reports a comparative analysis of a large study (over 1000 cases) on the judicial qualification of the concept of objectivity. These are cases in which there is an allegation of bias, unfairness, or injustice. The legal systems considered are: the British, the Italian, the Brazilian, the Hungarian, the Lithuanian, the Slovakian, the Slovenian, the Spanish, and the Romanian. The results of the study directly confirm Legrand’s claims of pre-judices in legal discourse, and as corollary, Coleman and Leiter’s idea of modest objectivity in law. Pre-judices are shared cognitive methods that legal practitioners perceive as necessary. Coleman and Leiter theorised the effects of a judge’s preferences in legal reasoning.

Keywordsjurisprudence, legal positivism, legal semiotic, legal reasoning, judicial bias, justice
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
470307. English language
480502. Civil procedure
480302. Comparative law
500202. History and philosophy of law and justice
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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