Studies of judicial independence usually focus on the formal aspects such as appointment and dismissal procedures and conditions of tenure, or on cultural traditions and professional norms. Less attention has been paid to the informal source that may diminish – or strengthen – judicial independence, including national and transnational judicial networks. This roundtable brings together academics and judges over a discussion about the significance of judicial networks and the informal sources of – and threats to – judicial independence.
Chair: Siri Gloppen
Introduction: Alexander Stroh
Comments by Mumbi Ngugi and Gunnar Grendstad