Celebrates the life and work of Francis L. Nyalali who served as Chief Justice of Tanzania from 1976 and 1999 and is responsible for erecting an independent judicial system.
Through the story of one man and his times, this book analyzes the struggle to build independent courts. Organized around the life of Francis L. Nyalali, who served as Chief Justice of Tanzania from 1976 to 1999, the account shows how judges negotiate new institutional relationships. Attention is given to the interaction between substantive law and the separation of powers, especially with regard to topics like preventative detention, bail, customary law, and vigilantism. Widner teaches political science at the University of Michigan. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)