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Judicial%20Reform%20Notes_2 - Judicial Reform & its...

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Judicial reform is part of a larger effort to make the legal systems in developing countries and transition countries more market friendly. It is widely believed that reform will significantly improve economic performance. This reform encompasses everything from writing or revising commercial codes, bankruptcy statutes, and company laws through overhauling regulatory agencies and teaching justice ministry officials how to draft legislation that fosters private investment. The core of a judicial reform program consists of measures to strengthen the judicial branch of government and such related entities as the public prosecutor and public defender offices, bar associations and law schools. These measures aim to: Make the judicial branch independent Speed the processing of cases Increase access to dispute resolution mechanisms Professionalize the bench and bar. In-service training for judges, lawyers and other legal professionals that entail programs to establish codes of ethics and disciplinary procedures. The Relationship between reform and economic development: Without a judicial system, entrepreneurs would be reluctant to enter into wealth-enhancing exchanges for fear that the bargain made would not be honored. For example
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