The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches: 1985-1999

Paperback | September 26, 2011

byTom Bingham

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Tom Bingham (1933-2010) was the 'greatest judge of our time' (The Guardian), a towering figure in modern British public life who championed the rule of law and human rights inside and outside the courtroom. The Business of Judging collects Bingham's most important writings during his period injudicial office before the House of Lords.The papers collected here offer Bingham's views on a wide range of issues, ranging from the ethics of judging to the role of law in a diverse society. They include his reflections on the main contours of English public and criminal law, and his early work on the incorporation of the EuropeanConvention on Human Rights and reforming the constitution.Written in the accessible style that made The Rule of Law (2010) a popular success, the book will be essential reading for all those working in law, and an engaging inroad to understanding the role of the law and courts in public life for the general reader.

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Tom Bingham (1933-2010) was the 'greatest judge of our time' (The Guardian), a towering figure in modern British public life who championed the rule of law and human rights inside and outside the courtroom. The Business of Judging collects Bingham's most important writings during his period injudicial office before the House of Lords.T...

The late Tom Bingham, who died in September 2010, was arguably the most notable English judge of the twentieth century. An outspoken supporter of the Human Rights Act 1998, he held many of the most senior roles in the judiciary, acting as Queen's Bench judge, Lord Justice of Appeal, Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Justice of England an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pagesPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Business of Judging1. The Judge as Juror: The Judicial Determination of Factual Issues2. The Judge as Lawmaker: An English Perspective3. The Discretion of the JudgePart II: Judges in Society1. Judicial Independence2. Judicial EthicsPart III: The Wider World1. `There is a World Elsewhere': The Changing Perspectives of English Law2. Law in a Pluralist Society3. Speech on the Jubilee of the Supreme Court of IndiaPart IV: Human Rights1. The European Convention on Human Rights: Time to Incorporate2. Opinion: Should there be a Law to Protect Rights of Personal Privacy?3. The Way We Live Now: Human Rights in the New Millennium4. Tort and Human RightsPart V: Public Law1. Should Public Law Remedies be Discretionary?2. The Old Despotism3. Mr Perlzweig, Mr Liversidge, and Lord AtkinPart VI: The Constitution1. The Courts and the Constitution2. Anglo-American ReflectionsPart VII: The English Criminal Trial1. The English Criminal Trial: The Credits and the Debits2. Justice and Injustice3. Silence is Golden - or is it?4. A Criminal Code: Must We Wait for Ever?Part VIII: Crime and Punishment1. The Sentence of the Court2. Justice for the Young3. The Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder4. Speech on the Second Reading of the Crime (Sentences) BillPart IX: Miscellaneous1. Address to the Centenary Conference of the Bar2. Who Then in Law is my Neighbour?3. The Future of the Common Law4. Lecture at Toynbee Hall on the Centenary of its Legal Advice Centre5. Address at the Service of Thanksgiving for Rt Hon Lord Denning OM

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"exceptionally thoughtful and illuminating" --Marcel Berlins, The Guardian