Bad and Very Bad judges

Judges are only ‘human’???… On 25 March 2014 The Guardian asked: Who is judging the judges? on http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/mar/25/who-judges-the-judges

UK Human Rights Blog


9780854901418A recent, short (71 pages), and interesting book on the phenomenon of the bad judge, by Graeme Williams Q.C: details here.   You may not be surprised to read that, libel laws being what they are, all the subjects of Williams’ book are in their graves. But, as the author points out, the lessons derived from their badnesses live on.

A number of themes emerge.

The first is that bad judges are often clever judges, but people temperamentally ill-suited to listening patiently to other people – which is unsurprisingly a large part of their job.

The second is that some of the most disastrous appointments are truly political ones. Mercifully we now have a sophisticated system of judicial appointments which is currently divorced from the rough and tumble of politics – though with the politicisation of the office of the Lord Chancellor, and the shrilling-up of the press debate about…

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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3 Responses to Bad and Very Bad judges

  1. But their legacy lives on..

  2. Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee says:

    PLANNING (CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1990
    SCHEDULE 1 REPEALS
    SCHEDULE 2 AMENDMENTS/CHANGES.
    ______________________________________________________________

    THE HIGH COURT HAS NO JURISDICTION POWER TO DEAL WITH MATTERS UNDER THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1971.

    THERE HAS BEEN AMENDMENTS AND CHANGES MADE AS FOR THE WORDS- THE TCPA 1971, THERE SHALL BE THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990.

    THERE IS ALSO SECTION 232 OF THE HIGHWAYS ACT 1980

    THERE IS ROUGH AND FRAUD JUSTICE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

    YOURS FAITHFULLY

    ISMAIL ABDULHAI BHAMJEE

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