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The Foundations of Justice

Le Sueur, A (2015) The Foundations of Justice. In: UKCLA roundtable on constitutional developments of 2014, ? - ?.

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Abstract

Everybody agrees that the constitutional principle of judicial independence is important. In relation to the core judicial functions of hearing cases and writing judgments, the meaning and application of the principle is fairly straightforward: politicians, parliamentarians, and officials must refrain from interfering with judicial decision-making in individual cases. But hearing and judgments do not ?just happen?; they have to be facilitated by a wide array of institutions and processes (the justice infrastructure), covering matters as diverse as court buildings, litigation procedures, judicial careers, and legal aid. The day-to-day running of this infrastructure, along with its periodic reshaping, presents numerous and complex challenges for a legal system intent on respecting judicial independence and facilitating access to justice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: _not provided_
Uncontrolled Keywords: judicial independence, administration of justice, English legal system
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jake Newell
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 11:43
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:38
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13389

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