Final Report Released
Today the Australian Law Reform Commission report, Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias (Report 138, 2021) was tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC.
The report makes 14 recommendations to promote and protect judicial impartiality and public confidence in the Commonwealth judiciary.
|JUDICIAL IMPARTIALITY: CONSULTATION PAPER (CP1, 2021)|
The ALRC has published Background Papers which aim to provide a high-level overview of key principles and research on topics of relevance to the Judicial Impartiality Inquiry.
- The Law on Judicial Bias: A Primer (JI1)
- Recusal and Self-Disqualification (JI2)
- The Federal Judiciary – the Inquiry in Context (JI3)
- Conceptions of Judicial Impartiality in Theory and Practice (JI4)
- Ethics, Professional Development, and Accountability (JI5)
- Cognitive and Social Biases in Judicial Decision-Making (JI6)
- The Fair-Minded Observer and its Critics (JI7)
Terms of Reference
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Charisteas v Charisteas
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Judicial Impartiality Webinars
- Judicial Impartiality Q&A: Exploring Viewpoints Webinar
- Public Confidence, Apprehended Bias, and the Modern Federal Judiciary