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"The people is my Caesar": truth and publicity in the administration of justice according to Jeremy Bentham
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO  
Author/s: Marco Segatti 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  12 Pg. 147-158 FullText PDF:  188 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SD2013-001011
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This article discusses certain aspects of Bentham’s theory of judgement and analyses the close relationship between the value of the accuracy of judicial decisions and the need for them to be justified publicly at the conclusion of public proceedings. Three dimensions of the value of accuracy are identified, starting from three functions of the principle of publicity. Publicity can be construed as a tool of accuracy, in which case the value of that accuracy coincides with the achievement of the aims that the legislator has attributed to the substantial law being applied. Secondly, publicity may serve as a means for transforming governmental practices, in which case the accuracy of the government’s decisions describes a particular conception of the relations both between citizens and between the authorities and their citizens. Lastly, publicity constitutes a test of accuracy, in which case it provides an opportunity for evaluating the consequences of the application of the substantial law in question
Keywords: Bentham, Judgement, Accuracy, Publicity

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Marco Segatti, "The people is my Caesar": truth and publicity in the administration of justice according to Jeremy Bentham in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO " 1/2013, pp. 147-158, DOI:10.3280/SD2013-001011

   

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