The International Conference on Judicial Independence, Cambridge, England 2009

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem                                                                                                                               University of Cambridge
Faculty of Law                                                                                                                                                                       Faculty of Law
Harry and Michael Sacher                                                                                                                                             Centre for Public Law
Institute of Comparative Law
                   
             

 

With the support of

 

Sacher Family Trust
Daniel Jacobson Foundation
Mizock Chair

 

The Culture of Judicial Independence:
Conceptual Foundations and Practical Challenges

Cambridge, 14 -16 August 2009


Venues:    Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge
                  Robinson College, Grange Road, Cambridge
                  Clare College, Old Court Cambridge

 

14 August 2009: Faculty of Law, Room LG17
  
18:00 – 19:30 Opening Session

   Greetings
   Chair: Prof. Christopher Forsyth, Co-Chairman of the Conference
   Director Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
   Prof. Shimon Shetreet , Co-Chairman of the Conference
   Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
     
   Lectures
   *Prof. J. Anthony Jolowicz
   Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
   Prof. Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC,
   Formerly Prof., University of Cambridge, Bencher of the Middle Temple
   “Age of judicial responsibility: resignation and retirement of appellate judges.”
   Prof. Neil Andrews
   University of Cambridge, Clare College
   “Identifying Fundamental Principles in Civil Litigation.”
  
19:30   Welcome Dinner: Clare College, Old Court
   


15 August 2009: Faculty of Law, Room LG17 

9:00 – 10:45  Session I - Contemporary Challenges of the Judiciary and the Role    of International Standards in Creating a Culture of Judicial     Independence
  

Chair: Prof. Shimon Shetreet
   Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
   
   Speakers
   K.K. Venugopal
   Senior Advocate ,Supreme Court of India
Prof. Hiram Chodosh [by video] 
   Dean, College of Law, University of Utah
Dato' Dr. Cyrus Das
   Former President of the Bar of Malaysia
   “The Threats to Judicial Independence.”

Discussant
Prof. Chandra de Silva
   Dean, College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA.
                                
       General Discussion

10:45 – 11:00  Break: Atrium

11:00 – 12:30 Session II - Dynamic development of the Concept of Judicial     Independence
   Chair: *Prof. J. Anthony Jolowicz
   Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law, University of Cambridge
  
   Speakers
   Prof. Anton Cooray
   City University of Hong Kong
   “Judicial Independence and Legislative Supremacy”

 

    Prof. Amnon Reichman
   Haifa University Faculty of Law
“Judicial Non-Dependence - Concrete and Diffuse External Pressures: Media, Market, and Religion.”
  

     Prof. Ze'ev Segal 
   Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel Aviv University,
and Senior Legal editor, Haaretz Daily Newspaper
   “Judicial Independence and the Media.”

         

       General Discussion

12:30 – 12:45  Break:Atrium

12:45 – 14:00 Session III - Judicial Independence and Transnational Aspects
  
Chair:  H.E. Adv. Markus Buechel
   Senior Lawyer, Liechtenstein

   Speakers
   Prof. Shimon Shetreet
   Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University Jerusalem.
   Prof. Dr. Walter Rechberger
   University of Vienna
   “Judicial Independence and Arbitration – an Antinomy?”
    Prof. Maimon Schwarzschild
   Faculty of Law, University of San Diego
   “Two Kinds of Independence, Two Kinds of Internationalism.”
   Dr. Guy Seidman
   IDC Herzliya, Radzyner School of Law
   “Use at your own risk' - How and Why the Use of Foreign Precedent Threatens    Judicial Independence.”

                                     
   General Discussion

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch: Atrium

15:00    Close/Free Time

 

16 August:  Robinson College, Garden Room

9:00 – 10:30  Session IV - Judicial Selection and Judicial Conduct
  
Chair:  Prof. Yitzhak Hadari
   Tel Aviv University, Natanya College Law

Speakers
Prof. Martin Friedland
   University of Toronto 
“Judicial Selection and Judicial Conduct in Canada.”
Prof. Keith Uff
      University of Birmingham
   “Grounds for Judicial Recusal in England and Wales.”
Prof. Fu Yulin
   Peking University School of Law
   “A Framework of Researches on Judicial Independence in China.”
Prof. Yuval Shany
Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

General Discussion

11:00 – 11:30 Break: Seminar Room
   
11:00 – 12:30 Session V - Judges in a Democracy: The relation between the Judiciary, the Executive and the Legislature 
  
   Chair: *Dr. Anat Scolnicov
   Deputy Director, Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge

   Speakers
   Prof. Wayne McCormack
   The S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
“Maintaining Judicial Independence in the Face of Violence and Threats”
   Prof. H P Lee
   Associate Dean Monash Univrsity Faculty of Law
“The Separation of Judicial Power as the Foundation of Judicial Independence in Australia.”
   Prof. Marshall Breger
   Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
   Dr. Margit Cohn
   Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law.
"Substantive Grounds of Judicial Review: The Future of Unreasonableness and Proportionality and the Role of the Judiciary"
                                
                               

General Discussion

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30   Close of Conference

 

Officers of the Conference/Co-Chairmen:

Prof. Christopher Forsyth
Prof. Shimon Shetreet



Organising Committee:



Professor Christopher F Forsyth,
Co-Chair of the Conference, Cambridge 2009
Director Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Faculty of Law
University of Cambridge
10 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44-1223- 330065
cff1000@cam.ac.uk

Professor Shimon Shetreet,
General Coordinator, International Project on Judicial Independence
Co-Chair  the Conference, Cambridge 2009
Greenblatt Professor of International and Public Law
Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Office: 972-2-5882534,  972-2-5882535
Fax: 972-2-5864503
E-Mail:    mshetree@mscc.huji.ac.il
                 shetreet@gmail.com

HE Advocate Markus Buechel
Senior Lawyer, Liechtenstein.
Tel:  004232334450
Fax:  004232334451
E-Mail: markus.buechel@sn-mail.li

Conference Administration:

Felicity Eves – Centre of Public Law, University of Cambridge
+44-1223-330042 
fre20@cam.ac.uk

Akiva Miller – Faculty of Law, Hebrew University
+972-52-8028735
akiva.miller@mail.huji.ac.il

Ran Sagi – Faculty of Law, Hebrew University
ransagi2@gmail.com
+972-52-3293087

Ilana Laitman, Adv - Faculty of Law, Hebrew University
+972-544-995144
Email: l_ilana@yahoo.com

 

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