Editors‘ note: We are pleased to announce that for ease of reference event announcements will now be publicised cumulatively in a weekly post on Friday afternoons. We continue to welcome submissions … Continue reading
(Click on graph for bigger image) Is the question of anything more than historical interest? The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 precluded judicial peers from contributing to parliamentary debate from … Continue reading
As part of its inquiry into the office of Lord Chancellor, the Constitution Committee asks whether “new” (i.e. post-2003) Lord Chancellors have actually defended judicial independence in line with their … Continue reading
Dawn Oliver: Does treating the system of justice as a public service have implications for the rule of law and judicial independence?
If you asked a second year LLB student, or even a professor of public law or a legal practitioner, ‘what are the most fundamental functions of judges and the system … Continue reading
Derek O’Brien: Judicial Independence in the Caribbean and Petitions Pursuant to Section 4 Judicial Committee Act
The case of Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands v The Governor and Judicial Legal Services Commission ( UKPC 39) is, arguably, at least as interesting for the questions that … Continue reading
On January 1, 2012 with an amended Constitution in place, a once praised EU accession candidate, Hungary, proved that rule of law and consolidated judicial institutions are not at all … Continue reading