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(p. 89) 7. The Judiciary: Our Law Upholders 

(p. 89) 7. The Judiciary: Our Law Upholders
(p. 89) 7. The Judiciary: Our Law Upholders

Geoffrey Rivlin

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date: 07 July 2020

This chapter talks about the judges who are responsible for upholding the law. One of their most important characteristics is that they are independent, which means that they must have no personal interest in the result, or connection with the parties of any case they try. They must always do their best to give an independent and fair judgement according to law, even though the judgement may be unpopular. When judges are appointed, they must swear an oath to ‘do right to all manner of persons without fear or favour, affection or ill will’. They therefore promise to never be biased and to never allow themselves to take bribes.

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