A term commonly used in both common law and civil law jurisdictions and in domestic and international tribunals is the Latin term amicus curiae or a 'friend of the court'. Who is this friend of the court and what is his role in legal proceedings? Largely because of the remarkable manner in which this ancient institution has developed in different legal systems and been used differently even in countries sharing a common legal tradition, such as the United States and the Commonwealth countries, the important question is whether the amicus curiae can still be considered a 'friend' of any tribunal or decision maker. Has this friendship been well maintained or significantly abused over the years?
Amicus Curiae, Friend of the Court
Comparative and Foreign Law
Law, Society and Governance
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies
National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
MOHAN, S. Chandra.
The Amicus Curiae: Friends No More?. (2010). Singapore Journal of Legal Studies. 2010, (2), 352-374. Research Collection School Of Law.
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