Academic journal article Chicago Journal of International Law

Restructuring the Court System: Report and Proposal***

Academic journal article Chicago Journal of International Law

Restructuring the Court System: Report and Proposal***

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15 August 2002

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................................128

2 CURRENT COURT STRUCTURE........................................................................................ 128

3 METHODOLOGY....................................................................................................................128

3.1 DATA COLLECTION.................................................................................................................. 129

3.2 COURT VISITS..........................................................................................................................129

3.3 DATA EV ALUATION................................................................................................................. 129

3.3.1 Estimated quotas........................................................................................................... 129

3.3.2 Caseload Index.............................................................................................................131

4 SMALL COURTS V. LARGE COURTS ...............................................................................131

5 MUNICIPAL/BASIC COURT CLOSURE AND CONSOLIDATION................................132

5.1 CRITERIA................................................................................................................................. 132

5.1.1 Caselods............................................................132

5.7.2 Population.....................................................................................................................133

5.1.3 Geography ....................................................................................................................134

5.1.4 sScondary considerations............................................................................................. 134

5.2 FACTORS NOT CONSIDERED ................................................................................................... 135

5.2.7 Efficiency (or inefficiency) of current operations.........................................................135

5.2.2 Backlogs.............................................................135

5.2.3 Political concerns......................................................................................................... 135

5.3 COURT BRANCHES/REGIONAL DEPARTMENTS........................................................................135

5.3.1 Criteria.........................................................................................................................736

5.3.2 Structure........................................................................................................................136

6 APPELLATE COURT CLOSURE AND CONSOLIDATION ............................................137

6.1 CANTONAL COURTS................................................................................................................137

6.2 DISTRICT COURTS ...................................................................................................................138

6.3 ENTITY SUPREME COURTS ......................................................................................................138

7 NUMBER OF JUDGES IN EACH COURT...........................................................................138

7.1 FIRST INSTANCE COURTS.........................................................................................................138

7.2 SECOND INSTANCE COURTS..................................................................................................... 139

7.3 ENTITY SUPREME COURTS ................................................................... …

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