The Prime Minister’s recent change to the ministerial code has divided opinion amongst lawyers and academic experts. Prior to the change, the code made reference to “the overarching duties on … 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
In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada declared the constitutional invalidity of three major provisions in the domestic criminal law on sex work. Specifically, in Canada (Attorney General) v … Continue reading
Marbury v Madison is the most famous judicial decision in US history, written by the most important judge in US history. According to the traditional understanding, Chief Justice John Marshall brilliantly side-stepped … Continue reading
Omar Othman is a resident of this country – guilty of no crime and up to now facing no charges – whose home country wants to put him on trial … 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