Chapter

Introduction

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print January 1980 | ISBN: 9780406176080
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191705113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0009
Introduction

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Many of the questions of the day are not decided in the courts of law or even in judicial tribunals. These issues are not ‘justiciable’. They are entrusted to commissions of inquiry, to inspectors, and licensing bodies. Not being justiciable, they are not subject to appeal to courts of Law. But it is very important that their proceedings should be conducted fairly. To this end, the courts have evolved processes by which to control them. Especially as on some occasions these bodies may make findings or come to conclusions very adverse to the individual. However, the chapter first deals with the judges themselves. They too are not perfect. They may make mistakes and thereby do injustice. In many cases, a mistake of a judge can be corrected on appeal. But some mistakes cannot be corrected due to ignorance, incompetence, bias, or even malice.

Keywords: judicial tribunals; courts of Law; ignorance; incompetence; bias; malice

Chapter.  448 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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