Readership: Academics and practitioners interested in the transformations in the English legal system
Mads Andenas, Professor of Law, University of Oslo, and Duncan Fairgrieve, Fellow in Comparative Law and Director of the Tort Law Centre at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Professor Andenas has been the Director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) since 2008. He holds the degrees of Cand jur (Oslo), Ph D (Cambridge) and MA and DPhil (Oxford).
He has held a number of senior academic appointments in the United Kingdom, including as Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London and Director of the Centre of European Law at King’s College, University of London.
He remains a Fellow of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford and at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, and Professor of Law, University of Oslo
Duncan Fairgrieve is Fellow in Comparative Law and Director of the Tort Law Centre at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is also Maître de Conférences at Sciences Po, Paris. He holds degrees from Oxford, London and Paris.
"The book is immensely rich. Anyone reading it from cover to cover will be well informed on all the great issues of the day." - Joshua Rozenberg, Gazette, July 2009
"Full of treasures of information and insight—this book tells in 900 pages, from a number of detailed viewpoints, the story of a life richly lived, whose judicial and academic influence has enriched the life of nations worldwide." - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers, London
"It is a book which must have given huge pleasure to its dedicatee and will also be much enjoyed by a wider readership...It draws together an array of judicial, academic and practising great and good (from the United Kingdom, Europe, the Commonwealth and the United States) to provide an impressive range of writing on matters of contemporary legal concern" - Chris Himsworth, University Of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Law Review vol 14
"No lawyer sensible and curious enough to purchase the book will go away intellectually empty-handed" - C.J.S. Knight, Law Quarterly Review
"The essays are grouped under five broad heads: the rule of law and the role of law; the independence and organisation of the courts; European and international law in national courts; commercial law and globalisation; and comparative law in the courts. Most of the contributions have a personal touch which makes for very interesting reading (and sets the book apart from a number of other festschriften). An excellent biographical sketch, by Ross Cranston, reminds readers of Bingham's rich and busy life and career and his numerous achievements. Lord Phillips of Matravers writes movingly about Bingham's courtesy and compares him with that other giant of the modern legal scene, Lord Denning...this volume is guaranteed a wide audience, spanning the length and breadth of the Commonwealth." -
Journal of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association
"The arc of the book is ambitious...it represents an impressive achievement...The essays in this book are there to be dipped into and enjoyed for their own sake as much as that of the collection as a whole...A number of essays stand out in particular as worth seeking out first...aims to make a different contribution to legal scholarship...It reflects a judicial career which was characterised in great measure by a government which initially promoted human rights, then sought to reside as far as possible from them in the name of fighting terrorism" - Thom Dyke, Public Law
Nicholas Phillips: Introductory Tribute: Lord Bingham of Cornhill
Ross Cranston: A Biographical Sketch: The Early Years
The Rule of Law and the Role of Law
1: Mary Arden: On Liberty and the European Convention on Human Rights
2: Guy Canivet: Variations sur la politique jurisprudentielle: les juges ont-ils une âme
3: Anthony Clarke and John Sorabji: The rule of law and our changing constitution
4: Richard Clayton and Hugh Tomlinson: Lord Bingham's contribution to the HRA
5: Paul Craig: Substance and procedure in judicial review
6: Walter Van Gerven: Scandals, Political Accountability and the rule of law. Counting Heads?
7: Murray Gleeson: The value of clarity
8: Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel: Duty of care and public authority liability
9: Jeffrey Jowell: What decisions should judges not take?
10: Robert McCorquodale: The rule of law internationally: Lord Bingham and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
11: Dawn Oliver: The United Kingdom constitution in transition: from where to where?
12: Philip Sales: The general and the particular: parliament and the courts under the scheme of the European Convention on Human Rights
13: Stephen Sedley: The history of public law: why it went to sleep like a lamb and re-awoke like a giant in the course of the 20th century
14: Brian Simpson: The reflections of a craftsman
The Independence and Organisation of Courts
15: Brenda Hale: A supreme judicial leader
16: John Bell: Sweden's contribution to governance of the judiciary
17: Sian Elias: Lord Bingham: a New Zealand appreciation
18: David Keene: The independence of the judge
19: Beverley McLachlin: Judicial independence: a functional perspective
20: John Mummery: Lord Bowen of Colwood: 1835-94
21: Jean-Marc Suavé: Judging the administration in France: changes ahead?
European and International Law in National Courts
22: Guido Alpa: Jurisdiction
23: Jean-Paul Costa and Patrick Titiun: Le Royaume Uni, la France et la Convention européenne des droits de l'homme
24: Roger Errera: The twisted road from Prince Albert to Campbell and beyond, towards a right of privacy
25: Rosalyn Higgins: National courts and the International Court of Justice
26: Francis Jacobs: European law and the English judge
27: Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe: Contrôle de constitutionnalité, contrôle de conventionnalité et judicial review : la mise en oeuvre de la convention européenne des droits de l'homme en France et au Royaume-Uni
28: Vaughan Lowe: Rules of international law and English courts
29: Philippe Sands and Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh: Towards an international rule of law?
30: Konrad Schiemann: The movement towards transparency in decision taking
31: Gillian Triggs: Lord Bingham: of swallows and international law
32: Colin Warbrick: Who calls the shots? Defence, foreign affairs, international law and the governance of Britain
Commercial law and globalisation
33: Richard Aikens: Reforming commercial court procedures
34: Andrew Burrows: Lord Bingham and three continuing remedial controversies
35: Stephen Breyer: Economic reasoning and judicial review
36: Lawrence Collins: Aspects of justiciability in international law
37: Jan Dalhuisen: What could the selection by the parties of English law in a civil law contract in commerce and finance truly mean?
38: Steven Gee: Lord Bingham's dictum in Ashville on one-stop dispute resolution
39: Roy Goode: Earth, air and space: the Cape Town Convention and Protocols and their contribution to international commercial law
40: Bernard Rix: Lord Bingham's contributions to commercial law
Comparative law in the courts ('There is a World Out There')
41: Robin Cooke: The road ahead for the Common Law
42: Michael Kirby: The Lords, Tom Bingham and Australia
43: Basil Markesinis: Goethe, Bingham and the gift of an open mind
44: Horatia Muir Watt: On the waning magic of territoriality in the conflict of laws
45: Anne-Marie Slaughter: Shielding the rule of law
46: Jane Stapleton: Benefits of comparative tort reasoning: lost in translation
47: Bernard Stirn: Le Conseil d'Etat, so British?
48: Vincenzo Zeno Zencovich: The rule of law in European perspective
49: Mads Andenas and Duncan Fairgrieve: Lord Bingham and comparative law
www.timesonline.co.uk - The setting up of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is a legal and constitutional milestone. On October 1 2009 it opened its doors for the first time. This supplement is published by The Times to mark this historic occasion.Watch the interview here - As part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law launch of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, Joshua Rozenberg, Member of the Bingham Centre Appeal Board, interviews Lord Bingham.Tom Bingham on the Power of Pardon
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