Ancient Laws and Modern Problems by John Sassoon
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Ancient Laws and Modern Problems
By John Sassoon

Ancient Laws and Modern Problems

The Balance Between Justice and a Legal System

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Ancient Laws and Modern Problems by John Sassoon

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This occupies more than half the book. Comparison of ancient with modern principles occupies the remainder and is bound to be controversial; but it is important as well as fascinating. The first act of writing laws diminished the discretion of the judges and foretold a limit on individual justice. Some political principles such as uniformity of treatment or individual freedom have, when carried to extremes, produced crises in modern legal systems world wide. But it is tempting but wrong to blame the judges or the lawyers for doing what society require of them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841501239
ISBN-10: 1841501239
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 174mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Intellect Books
Publisher: Intellect Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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