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Courts have power to force compliance, but question of application of international law decisionsStill influential on domestic law, howeverInternational Courts: An Overview Trial courts inquisitional in most countries
Judicial independence StructureAppointments and tenure Specific Example: Canada Very similar to US-Common law tradition -Federal system-Supreme Court controls docket-Appointments to federal courtsHowever, key differences -Provincial court appointments -Legislative veto-Heavier reliance on foreign lawSpecific Example: Nigeria New democracy, new judicial independence (Semi-) unitary court system Interesting mix of law and customs Struggling to make its markFinal Thoughts Judiciary matters Judiciary classes Those below: you will probably hate them Brown teaches themPOLS 431 (Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice)POLS442 (Administrative Law and Regulatory Policymaking)4-26-18FINAL EXAM NOTES:Monism is the theory of law that international law should be a factor in domesticcases in other words under monist theory international law should be just asmuch a part of the legal system as the Dualism; domestic law should trump international treaties and laws Voir dire- jury selection process when lawyer come in and interrogates jurors todecide which will serve on the jury.
Stare decisis- “let the decision stand”, theory judges should almost always referto precedent (just need to know the definition)