The Government’s plan may mean a change from the Court to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council – widening the set of judges who sit.
Posts Tagged: Human Rights Act
Benjamin Obese-Jecty: Ministers must ensure the Overseas Operations Bill properly supports service personnel
It will uphold the election manifesto pledge to protect our service personnel against vexatious claims and the growing judicialization of warfare.
The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission pledged in the Conservative Manifesto is being quietly shelved
It was promised “in our first year”. Instead, there will be mini-commissions, and a push to reform a Government bugbear: judicial review.
The Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Begum case is a reminder of wider issues – and the pledge in last December’s manifesto.
The Government seems to be gearing up for a big fight over human rights laws in the wake of the Streatham terror attack.
Suella Braverman: People we elect must take back control from people we don’t. Who include the judges.
The political has been captured by the legal. Decisions of an executive, legislative and democratic nature have been assumed by our courts.
New Labour’s project of divesting power from the Commons cannot be reversed unless MPs are prepared to take up those responsibilities again.
We argue that the civil service requires significant reform if it is to rise to the challenges facing our society and maximise the opportunities of Brexit.
This is the second of a three-part ConHome mini-series from Policy Exchange on the judges, public policy and the election.
Richard Ekins: Judicial power and the election. Can the next Parliament reverse the rise of political litigation?
This is the first of a three-part ConHome mini-series from Policy Exchange on the judges, public policy and the election.
A feminist account declares that judges “decide our laws”. There is no mention of parliament.
The armed forces do not wish to be above the law. The Human Rights Act has had unforeseen consequences, which have caused injustice.
It has secured an overwhelming dominance. Until or unless this changes, the Right may win elections – but to limited effect.
Faced with the real electoral threat of a nationalising, socialistic Labour Government, these principles should matter and be championed now more than ever.
“I become quite alarmed when the Prime Minister and others talk about changing our human rights legislation.”