Judicial immunity - right or wrong?

Burgess, Craig (2006) Judicial immunity - right or wrong? Alternative Law Journal, 31 (1). pp. 39-40. ISSN 1037-969X

Official URL: http://www.altlj.org/


The High Court's recent decision to strike down
criminal convictions against former Queensland chief
magistrate, Di Fingleton, because by statute she was
entitled to immunity from prosecution has excited
much public debate.

As the Dean of Law at Sydney University, Professor Ron McCallum, said in The Australian recently, not even the Prime Minister enjoys immunity from criminal liability.

It is a fair question: why should those in charge of our
courts enjoy a privilege the rest of the community is

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Depositing User: Mrs Cynthia Douglass
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law
Date Deposited: 20 May 2009 03:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: judicial immunity
Fields of Research (FoR): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
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