The Drive for Judicial Supremacy

  title={The Drive for Judicial Supremacy},
  author={Cristina Elena Parau},
Great efforts at judicial reform have been made in Central-Eastern European countries (CEE) over the last 20 years. The earliest reforms were driven by the domestic need for foreign investment and the security of contracts and private property rights which investors expect. These domestic motivations were later complemented by those of international organizations, which throughout the 1990s lent money and granted funding to CEE countries on condition that they establish inter alia the rule of… 
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