Birke Häcker and Wolfgang Ernst have co-edited a new book launched this month titled "Collective Judging in Comparative Perspective".

This book provides unique insights into modern collective judicial decision-making. Courts all over the world sit in panels of several judges, yet the processes by which these judges produce the court’s decision differ markedly. Judges from some of the world’s most notable judicial bodies share their experiences and reflect on the challenges to which their collective endeavour gives rise. 

The judges' contributions provide a unique inside view into the functioning of modern judicial bodies, whilst also providing  on comparative analyses and relecting on lessons learnt. Thus the book provides an ideal starting point for thinking about future court design.