Government & Politics - Unit 2

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How has the Human Rights Act changed the Role of J

  • By having the power to amend statutes, this has further increased their role as a 'law maker'.
  • Judges have to inform Parliament if any legislation breaches the HRA.
  • Their area of control/governance has chnaged - They now have to consider moral and political issues they no longer had to before.
  • Judicial Review is being increasingly used.

Why the HRA is important for Judges?:

  • HRA is more actove in the UK now.
  • It provides Judges with a defined platform for the judiciary to act on.
  • Increased judicial activism has led to the willingness to engae with the public and the media to explain its decisions. 
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