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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Judicial Accountability

Emilio Meyer, Thomas Bustamante

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 April 2021

Subject(s):
Common law — Comparative constitutional law — Common property — Eminent domain/expropriation — General welfare — Private property — Right to property — Taxes — State sovereignty and states' rights

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

1 Judicial accountability can be defined as the set of mechanisms aimed at making judges and courts personally or institutionally responsible for behaviours and decisions contrary to constitutional or legal standards. Depending on institutional design, courts and officials can be held accountable by the civil society or by legislative, executive, or other state-level authorities. Even though some commentators argue for a strict conception of judicial accountability, which distinguishes it from judicial governance because the latter encompasses the selection of...
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