Asia-Pacific judiciaries : independence, impartiality and integrity

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  • Creator edited by Hoong Phun (H.P.) Lee, Monash University, Marilyn Pittard, Monash University
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • Physical Details
    • xxxix, 431 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 1107137721, 9781107137721
  • OCLC ocn988749675


  • "Judicial independence, integrity and impartiality are crucial to public trust in the judiciary. Justice must also be seen to be dispensed fairly and without fear or favour. In the context of themes and perspectives as well as comparative theories of independence, this book provides a contemporary analysis of the role and independence of judges in 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific. [Analyses] include countries that are governed by authoritarian governments or are beset by dramatic government changes, which undermine judges by attacking and preventing their independence, to more democratic countries where there are strides towards judicial independence. The problems confronting judges and courts are explained and analysed, with the aim of establishing a commonality of standards which can be developed to strengthen and promote the important values of judicial independence, impartiality and integrity. Solutions for the Asia-Pacific region are also proposed."--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Foreword -- Asia-Pacific judiciaries : themes and contemporary perspectives / H. P. Lee and Marilyn Pittard -- Independence and accountability of the judiciary : comparative analysis of the theories and the realities with lessons for the Asia-Pacific / Shimon Shetreet -- The judiciary of Bangladesh : its independence and accountability / M. Rafiqul Islam -- Judicial independence, impartiality and integrity in Brunei Darussalam / Ann Black -- The future of judicial independence in China / Lin Feng -- The judiciary in Fiji : a broken reed? / Venkat Iyer -- Hong Kong's judiciary under 'one country, two systems' / Albert H. Y. Chen and P. Y. Lo -- Judicial independence and the rise of the Supreme Court in India / Rehan Abeyratne -- The Indonesian courts : from non-independence to independence without accountability / Nadirsyah Hosen -- Indepedence of the judiciary and securing public trust in Japan / Shigenori Matsui -- The Malaysian judiciary : a Sisyphean quest for redemption? / H. P. Lee and Richard Foo -- Judicial power in Myannmar and the challenge of judicial independence / Melissa Crouch -- The Singapore judiciary : independence, impartiality and integrity / Kevin Y. L. Tan -- Decline and fall of Sri Lanka's judiciary and prospects for resurrection / Suri Ratnapala -- Institutional independence of the judiciary : Taiwan's incomplete reform / Wen-Chen Chang -- The Vanuatu judiciary : a critical check on executive power / Miranda Forsyth -- Independence, impartiality and integrity of the judiciary in Vietnam / Pip Nicholson and Nguyen Hung Quang -- The challenges of judicial independence in the Asia-Pacific / H. P. Lee and Marilyn Pittard