CCJE OPINION NO. 18 (2015) “The position of the judiciary and its relation with the other powers of state in a modern democracy”
This Opinion examines the following questions:
- What relationship should there be between the judicial power of a state and the legislative and the executive powers?
- On what bases do judiciaries establish their right to act as such in a democratic society? How is the “legitimacy” of judicial power demonstrated?
- To what extent and in what ways should judiciaries be accountable to the societies they serve and to the other powers of the state?
- How can the three powers of the state exercise their respective authority in such a way as to achieve and maintain a proper balance between themselves and also act in the interest of the society they all serve?
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