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The Role of Courts in a Democracy

Author: 
Cristina Parau
Publication date: 
Fri, 3 Jun 2011

An analytical report of the workshop and public debate featuring Charles Clarke, Joshua Rozenberg, Lord Justice Jacob and others examines the growing trend towards the ‘judicialization of politics’, in which judges are increasingly implicated in settling policy disputes, especially in the context of constitutional rights.
 
The debate ranges over the new Supreme Court in the UK, and recent controversial decisions over prisoners' voting rights and control orders for terror suspects.