Separation of Powers Judges Theory

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What is the Separation of Powers theory?
This is that; Parliament, the Government and Local Authorities, and the Judiciary should be separate arms and should have their own function
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What would Parliaments job be?
Make law
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What would Government/Local Authorities be?
Administer and demonstrate/follow the law
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What would the Judiciary's job be?
Applying the law
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What does the theory state?
That they should all remain separate and not involve each-others functions, they should also be balanced and able to check and limit the power of other arms
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Does the UK follow this theory?
Not strictly, we use delegated legislation and judges make law also
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What statute strengthens the separation of powers in the UK?
The Constitutional Reform Act 2005
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