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Vážení hodnot a zájmů při rozhodování nejvyšších soudů

Title in English Weighing Values and Interests in Supreme Courts Decision-making


Year of publication 2007
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Role nejvyšších soudů v evropských ústavních systémech - čas pro změnu?
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Field Law sciences
Keywords Supreme Courts ; European constitutional systems ; Decision-making
Description The rule of law should uphold three crucial values: justice, certainty and expediency. When all three values cannot be achieved at the same time, their coherence needs to be optimised, i. e. a compromise must be found. This leads to idea of pondering values, or of interest behind the purpose. When a conflict of fundamental values of the same level occurs, and because there is no material "scale of values", the individual judge or court shall decide on which one prevails. Different judges or different courts shall make different decisions that cannot be evaluated as "good" or "bad".
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