Lord Caine has projected a plan that would allow proceedings into suspected Troubles-related offences only if certificates are issued by senior legal figures.
Posts Tagged: Judiciary
David Alton and Luke de Pulford: Britain must lead the world towards tougher action against genocide
The Coalition for Genocide Response urges politicians to ensure the UK fulfils its duty to prevent atrocities, protect victims, and bring perpetrators to justice.
David Gauke: Whatever briefings from Downing Street may claim, an election fought on a No Deal platform would be disastrous
Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.
Leaving is just the start: the next government will need to embark on a serious programme of reform.
It is possible that, in the wake of last week’s Supreme Court ruling on prorogation, they are a kind of advance indicator: seven out of ten respondents want change.
Plus: The far left really has captured Labour’s conference; too many Conservatives misunderstand the Supreme Court; and my conference agenda.
Common law demands we pretend even the most surprising decision has always been the case – but this is fuelling demands for retroactive justice.
Remainer lawfare and Brexiteer backlash expose the judiciary to public and press scrutiny in unprecedented and possibly dangerous ways.
Also: Johnson says he’ll refuse the SNP legal authorisation for another independence referendum; Varadkar warned against imposing settlement on unionists.
The ruling makes it much less clear which side the Supreme Court will take on Tuesday – and drags the judiciary deeper into political controversy.
Lord Reed’s presidency will hopefully lead to a return to a humbler, more traditional approach to the balance between the judiciary and Parliament.
The specifics of the case warrant all the critical scrutiny they’re receiving, but we must not lose sight of the bigger picture.
Ultimately, Begum is a distraction. The main issue is not terrorists’ brides, but terrorists themselves. Where are they?
The Home Secretary is afloat on a sargasso sea of returning jihadis, human rights laws, bewildering intelligence, gaps in the law – and a shrieking media.
Law enforcement has been misused to target political opponents. We must be wary to ensure the UK does not become complicit.
Law and Justice’s agenda is being wildly misunderstood – or misrepresented – by its critics and enjoys the strong support of the voters.