A programme of constitutional reform

Parliament and Government have a responsibility to maintain the balance of powers within our constitution. The Government should adopt a programme of constitutional reform that will restate and buttress the traditional limits on judicial power. This short paper outlines such a programme of action. It begins by noting the broad context in which questions about the scope of judicial power now fall to be considered, before setting out changes that should be made in relation to human rights law, judicial review, and judicial appointments.

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