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The Independence of Judges in China and Germany


Yuanyuan Wang

This book compares the systems of judicial independence in China and Germany, with the aim of drawing lessons from the German experience to improve the judicial system in China. The review of the German system not only discusses the system of judicial independence itself but also analyses its corresponding social and constitutional set-up in order to identify the social and constitutional and/or governmental foundations necessitated. On this basis, the author discusses which experiences by the German system of judicial independence the Chinese system could draw on, which aspects would have to be adapted to certain particularities of the Chinese system, and which problems of execution or social context might arise due to the differences between Germany and present-day Chinese society and constitutional government.
Contents: Principles of the Independence of Judges – The Court System – Independence from the Executive – Independence from the Legislature – Independence within the Judicial Branch – Independence of Status – Internal Independence.