What do we mean by quality of justice (QoJ)? How has its meaning changed over time? What differentiates a quality justice from a poor one? The paper presents a review of the international literature, assuming the existence of three phases of the debate. In a first period, until the end of the '60s, the concept of QoJ was used in a vague manner, especially by the legal practitioners. In a second period, in the '70s and '80s, the affirmation of the branch of studies on the administration of justice has gradually revealed two meanings of this notion: quality of the "product" – namely the judges' decisions – and quality of the "service". Finally, in a third period, starting from the early '90s, a result-oriented conception of the QoJ has begun to take shape. This article explores the emergence of new ways of designing and governing the judicial systems and the courts.

Verzelloni, L. (2019). Quality of Justice: a changing concept. Intervento presentato a: RCSL Annual Conference: Linking generations for global justice, Oñati, Spagna.

Quality of Justice: a changing concept

Verzelloni, L
2019

Abstract

What do we mean by quality of justice (QoJ)? How has its meaning changed over time? What differentiates a quality justice from a poor one? The paper presents a review of the international literature, assuming the existence of three phases of the debate. In a first period, until the end of the '60s, the concept of QoJ was used in a vague manner, especially by the legal practitioners. In a second period, in the '70s and '80s, the affirmation of the branch of studies on the administration of justice has gradually revealed two meanings of this notion: quality of the "product" – namely the judges' decisions – and quality of the "service". Finally, in a third period, starting from the early '90s, a result-oriented conception of the QoJ has begun to take shape. This article explores the emergence of new ways of designing and governing the judicial systems and the courts.
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quality of justice, judicial governance, product, service, result
English
RCSL Annual Conference: Linking generations for global justice
Verzelloni, L. (2019). Quality of Justice: a changing concept. Intervento presentato a: RCSL Annual Conference: Linking generations for global justice, Oñati, Spagna.
Verzelloni, L
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