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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The independence of the judiciary in Namibia
Editors:Horn, NicoISNI
Bösl, AntonISNI
Year:2008
Pages:325
Language:English
City:Windhoek
Publisher:Macmillan Namibia
ISBN:9789991608075
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:judicial system
judicial power
separation of powers
ombudsman
Abstract:The importance of the independence of the judiciary is taken as a given in this collective volume, which examines constitutional and other relevant statutory provisions which ensure that this principle is upheld in Namibia. It contains the essays: The paradigm of an independent judiciary: its history, implications and limitations in Africa (Joseph B. Diescho); The independence of the judiciary in pre-independent Namibia: legal challenges under the pre-independence Bill of Rights (1985-1990) (Nico Horn); The structure of the Namibian judicial system and its relevance for an independent judiciary (Sam K. Amoo); The uniqueness of the Namibian Prosecutor-General (Lovisa Indongo); The independence of the prosecutorial authority of South Africa and Namibia: a comparative study (Nico Horn); The Magistrates Act of Namibia and the independence of magistrates (Kaijata N.G. Kangueehi); Traditional courts in Namibia - part of the judiciary? Jurisprudential challenges of traditional justice (Manfred O. Hinz); Politics and judicial decision-making in Namibia: separate or connected realms? (Peter VonDoepp); The role of the executive in safeguarding the independence of the judiciary in Nambia (Oliver C. Ruppel); Appointing acting judges to the Namibian bench: a useful system or a threat to the independence of the judiciary? (Norman Tjombe); The right to an independent and impartial tribunal: a comparative study of the Namibian judiciary and international judges (Francois-Xavier Bangamwabo); The independence of the ombudsman in Namibia (Katharina G. Ruppel-Schlichting); The independence of the legal profession in Namibia (Clive L. Kavendjii and Nico Horn); and Legal education and academic freedom in Namibia (Isabella Skeffers). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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