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Parliamentary Accountability and the Judicial System

Le Sueur, A (2013) Parliamentary Accountability and the Judicial System. Oxford University Press, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Tensions between political and legal accountability are a backdrop to many debates about the character and future direction of the British constitution. This essay explores a juncture of these two modes of accountability by examining how the UK Parliament exercises accountability in relation to the judicial system of England and Wales. Part A defines 'the judicial system' and what may be meant by parliamentary accountability and judicial independence in this context. Part B takes an institutional and procedural approach to examining the opportunities Parliament has for engaging in accountability activities in relation to the judicial system, focusing in particular on the evolving role of Select Committees. Part C uses an inductive approach to map current accountability practices in Parliament in relation to particular aspects of the judicial system by drawing on examples from the parliamentary record to develop an explanation of what is and ought to be the reach of MPs? and peers? accountability functions relating to judges and courts.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Users 161 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 11:53
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:58
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7412

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