How is the independence of judiciary secured?

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  • Created on: 18-04-13 21:08
  • Independence important in a liberal democracy. Decisions shouldn't be influenced by government and should be able to function freely. 
  • Constitutional Reform Act (CRA) 2005 help independence of judicary from legislature and executive - limited the judicial role ofthe Lord Chancellor, established a new Supreme Court separate from HoL and removed Law lords from Parliament. 
  • How judges are selected - Used to be appointed by government - most senior by PM and others by Lord Chancellor. Led to jobs being given to relatives and friends and were not chosen

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