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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Selection of Judges

Anna Dziedzic

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 February 2021

Subject(s):
Judicial review of legislation — Terms of office of judges — Judicial accountability — Judicial independence — Judicial power — Judicial review — Selection of judges

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 Who judges are and how they are selected is critical to the quality and independence of the judiciary. The qualifications that a person must meet in order to be eligible for judicial appointment ensure that judges have the expertise to resolve disputes according to law. Procedures for the selection of judges protect the judiciary from politically motivated appointments and undue influence, while also connecting the judiciary to the society it serves. All are crucial to maintaining public confidence in the judiciary. 2 Written constitutions and/or legislation in...
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