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What makes a good judge?

What makes a good judge?

Is it being impartial, unprejudiced and analytical?
Is it being old and experienced?
Is it the ability to use the practical wisdom Barry Schwartz mentions?
Is it concentrating on justice rather than on conflicts of interests?

Is it a combination? What do you think?

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    May 20 2013: An injustice in one culture might be regarded as just in another. Therefore a good judge in one country might be a poor one in another, where even 'Natural Justice' seems to us to contradict ethical norms.

    It is a mistake in my opinion, for one set of laws to try and distort and modify another set of laws that have evolved over hundreds of years, and exist for good reason. For instance, Western laws imposed on a country where Sharia law endemically exists, would probably be extremely uncomfortable for that host country - and vice versa.

    A one-world law, and any judge who is regarded as representative of it, would be up against countries who would vigorously defend their own cultures from being eroded. Legislation, as some sort of nebulous Western blanket smothering every country would rid the world of its rich diversity and vitality.

    This is a somewhat long-winded way of saying that a good judge is one who is capable of being empathically disposed towards regional and cultural diversity.

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