- Created by: JordanWr
- Created on: 07-12-18 09:55
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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