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Merris Amos: Judicial Power and the Article 3 ECHR Real Risk Test: A Comment on Professor Finnis’ Paper

On 21 October 2015, Professor John Finnis delivered a paper entitled “Judicial Power: Past, Present and Future” at the relaunch of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project. He was introduced by … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thomas Adams: The Politics of ‘Judicial Power’

The judge, Ronald Dworkin famously argued, must think of themselves as an author, albeit one with a special responsibility. Their task, he said, is to interpret and then situate themself … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Chintan Chandrachud: Debating the NJAC Judgment of the Supreme Court of India: Three Dimensions

Over a week has passed since the Supreme Court of India, in what will most commonly be described as the ‘fourth judges case’, struck down a constitutional amendment and a … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Patrick O’Brien: Judges and Select Committees: A Developing Accountability Culture

    When is a judge not a judge? Lady Justice Hallett carried out a public inquiry into the ‘On the runs’ scheme in 2014. In its report on the … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

James Hand: Cutting the Courts – A Comment on the Proposal on the Provision of Court and Tribunal Estate in England and Wales

The Government have proposed the closure of almost 20% of the courts and tribunals in England and Wales as part of plans to modernise the justice system and bring about … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grégoire Webber: The remaking of the Constitution of Canada

Editors’ note: The blog has a number of country correspondents who report from time to time on matters of interest to a UK audience. Prof Webber is the blog’s Canada … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

David Landau: Report on IACL Roundtable on the “New” Separation of Powers

David Landau, Florida State University College of Law, reports on the recent IACL roundtable held in Johannesburg. On 28-29 May 2015, a number of scholars from around the world gathered … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

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