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On Judicial Independence and the Quest for National, Supranational and Transnational Justice

  • Koen Lenaerts
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Abstract

For centuries, judges, lawyers and legal scholars have read the law, examined the case law and studied the text books with the same objective in mind, that of finding justice. It is this quest for justice—our ‘Holy Grail’ as one might call it—that defines the legal profession in its mission to pass on a fairer and more equal society for the next generation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koen Lenaerts
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  1. 1.Court of Justice of the European UnionLuxembourg CityLuxembourg

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