Neutrality and independence of the judiciary

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  • Created on: 05-03-16 15:28

How neutrality is retained

Anonymity of senior judges

Have to give legal justification for decisions.


Training- permanent tenure makes it difficult to remove judges whose neutrality is questioned

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How neutrality is undermined

Judges predominently white and middle class

Politicisation- HRA (1998)

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How independence is maintained

Independent appointments commission 

Separation of powers

Training by experience judges- prevents out of touch judges.

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How independence is undermined

Lord Chancellor still has power.

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