One of the presentations made public at the Kieler Woche University was a subject currently very important to me. As judges and umpires, I think we tend to accept the procedure defined in the RRS without understanding where it originated or why it evolves. More importantly, when faced with an issue that does not fit the pattern defined in the RRS, we have no foundation for resolving how to handle it. If we understand the policy behind the rules, we are better prepared to resolve issues in a procedurally appropriate manner. I have started using the term Procedural Justice as it encompasses terms unique to different countries - eg: due process, natural justice, fundamental justice, etc. And while the specifics of each country's laws vary, the concept and policy behind the laws remain the same. So here is my presentation on Procedural Justice:Procedural Justice and the Sport of Sailing
I would appreciate your thoughts, ideas and corrections.