This issue of the CIJL Yearbook contains: Editorial The Judiciary and Constitutionalism in a Democratic Society, by Idmail Mahomed The Role of International Financial Institutions in Judicial Reform, by Diego Garcia-Sayan The Courts of the Future, by Michael Kirby
Long before the OJ Simpson murder trial, the ICJ’s Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers recognised that freedom of information and speech must be properly balanced with the needs of the proper administration of justice.
In times of transition, the judiciary needs to be given special attention. This period is essential to restore the balance between the three state authorities, to empower the judiciary to become a separate and equal power. As such, it can fullfil its role as the main protector of human rights.