How does the judiciary protect rights in the UK?

  • Independence (from the executive)
  • Neutrality
  • Parliament also protects our rights

Theresa May tried to trigger article 50 using her prerogative power. However, there is supposed to be a vote.

  • Independent from the executive
  • Judges are appointed by JAC (Judicial Appointments Commission), not executives
  • Prevents the judges from seeing them
  • Appointed for life -  by independent organisation, are paid well so that they don't get bribed
  • Judges are not allowed to join a political party or pressure group
  • Sub-judiciary: not allowed to comment on what…


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