Performance management of courts and judges: Organizational and professional learning versus political accountabilities

Philip Langbroek, Rachel Dijkstra, Kyana Bozorg Zadeh, Zubeyir Turk

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In the debates about court management and court administration, the recurring question is how the interaction between organizational functioning and judges may evolve, both from a judicial impartiality and independence value perspective and a (democratic) accountability perspective. Effectiveness and efficiency are implied here. Also in those respects, performance measurement and management for courts and judges is complicated by the paradox described above. Therefore, a principled question is: is it possible to conduct performance management in a judiciary without putting too much pressure on judges so that content and outcomes of judicial decision making are being influenced? And if so, how?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandle with care
Subtitle of host publicationDeliverable 3.1: Report- Performance management of courts and judges: Organisational and professional learning vs political accountability
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9788897439080
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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