Relations between Institutions

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What are the functions of the UK Supreme Court?
dispensing justice, making law, interpreting the law, establishing case law, declaring common law, judicial reviews, holding public enquiries
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Cases that have led to the steady increase in the use of judicial review since 1960
Ridge V Baldwin 1964 (wrongfully dismissed from polict force) M V Home Office 1993 (rejection of asylum) - claims of govt acting above the law
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what 2 things does judicial review ensure?
govt doesnt exceed its powers and to assert the right of citizens
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Impact of 1998 Human Rights Act
courts can review actions og vot and public bodies that maight contravene ther ECHR, stratsbourg not only place for human rights cases
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Effects and dates of Freedom of Information Act
2000, into force 2005: citizens and courts right to more offical docs - limited as can be held back oin threating natonal security- water-down verison as other countries would still allow access
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statistics showing the changing rate of judical reviews
2013 was a sharp increase in applciations for review (13k, most refused), decreased in 2014 to 4k with only 36% successful applications. Expected to settle at 4k/annum with 1/3 being successful
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Why are public inquires used and 2 examples?
even experiecned jusgedes are not used handling such cases, no influ from govt. Levenson inquiry 2012 allegations of phone hacking by journalists. Gibson 2013: allegations of Uk intellifence involvement with Us forces torturing terroist suspect
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