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Absent Parties and Bloody-Minded Judges

Ernest Metzger

in Mapping the Law

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780199206551
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191705397 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206551.003.0025
                      Absent Parties and Bloody-Minded Judges

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This chapter uses the provisions of chapter 84 of the Lex Irnitana and other texts to argue that what may at first sight appear simply to be requirements that the judge should adjourn proceedings in particular circumstances are better seen as a mechanism for ensuring that the parties' right to a fair trial is observed.

Keywords: Roman law; fair trial; Roman formulary procedure; Lex Irnitana

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Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration ; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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