Judiciary: from friend of the state to champion of the people – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 14th, 2013 in human rights, judiciary, legal history, news by sally

“This week, statements about the role of Parliamentary government in ensuring our liberties seems to die on our lips, while judges seem to enjoy an increasingly high profile in promoting human rights and mitigating the apparent harshness of government schemes. Roll back the clock a few centuries, however, and you find the popular view of the judiciary as self-serving, or delighting in pointless legal technicalities at the expense of justice. The future seemed to require more Parliamentary statutes and less work by judges.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th March 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk