UK Judiciary

The Evidential Argument Against The Death Penalty

Iris Maxfield | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Iris Maxfield

While President Trump continues to describe fact checkers as fake news it is vital to uphold our relationship with the truth, keeping communication avenues open between different sides of an argument as opposed to ignoring those we perceive as enemies and working to understand solutions together.

America Challenged: Can Trump Do Democracy?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

The final test will come when Trump starts showing signs of not accepting defeat at the polls in four years' time, or tries to call into question the limit on presidential terms after eight years. Then latest, will we know who Trump really is - which could be too late. It's going to be a challenging and tough time.

Brexit, Trump, The People And Their Judges

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC

Following the Government's defeat in the High Court, which ruled that the Prime Minister cannot trigger Article 50 using the royal prerogative and avoid Parliament, the three judges were labelled 'enemies of the people' and stand accused of thwarting the democratic process. Those making these accusations, including a national newspaper editor and politicians, are guilty of a fundamental misunderstanding.

Who Are The Enemies Of The People?

Robert Barrington | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Robert Barrington

Brexit need not be a failure for the UK. Brexit need not open the door to corruption. But if attacks on key institutions are allowed to go un-checked by those in power, the future could be a lot worse for the people of Britain. We have already had the Governor of the Bank of England cast as one enemy of the people. Now our senior judges. Who next, and with what consequences? This sad episode should act as a warning.

The UK Judiciary - A New Way?

Melissa Davis | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK
Melissa Davis

I can't lie, it was slightly disappointing to see comments in the press last week from Lord Sumption implying that there was no rush to introduce gender equality into the judicial profession.

Why the Judicial Hysteria That Followed the 2011 Riots Is Largely the Fault of Politicians

Michael Bond | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Michael Bond

In this case, it seems the judiciary went too far. It is surely questionable to factor into sentencing a febrile public mood, particularly when it is stoked by politicians and commentators peddling emotive and unscientific ideas about human behaviour.

Would A Judge Be Happy Being Addressed By A Barrister In A Face Veil?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

Would a judge be happy being addressed by a barrister wearing a face veil? It’s a tough question, and one the UK’s most senior judge opted not to ...

Abu Qatada, Why he Perhaps Shouldn't Be Deported, and Why Torture Is Wrong

Gareth Milner | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

I don't particularly like Mr Qatada, but if I condone either torture against him, or the use of evidence against him which was gained through torture, then I would be a complete hypocrite if I ever complained about torture against a UK citizen.

Judges 'Subverting British Democracy', Says May

The Huffington Post UK /PA | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May has accused judges of "subverting" British democracy and making the streets of Britain more dangerous by ignoring new rules...

One Hour and Eighteen Minutes

Ruth Green | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ruth Green

With the wave of oligarchs that continue to flock to London to battle out their grievances, sadly embezzlement scandals and corruption are associations we regularly make with Russia nowadays.

Judge Must Stand Down After Grossly Distasteful Comments

Brian John Spencer | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Judges are the ultimate arbiters of human conduct. With fiercely independent minds they are appointed to pass final judgement and to determine and sha...

Do We Face the Apocalypse: Or are We in It?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Nearly a million British soldiers were killed in the First World War. Is this what they died for?

Judging Judges - Is There a Need for Greater Judicial Scrutiny?

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

Establishing judicial studies as a respectable and rigorous academic field could not only increase public understanding and interest in the judiciary, but it could also serve to improve the quality and openness of our legal system.

Has Britain Lost all Perspective as Well as the Independence of the Judiciary in the Wake of the Riots?

Jolyon Rubinstein | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jolyon Rubinstein

A four-year prison sentence approximates to that given in cases of grievous bodily harm or for holding someone at knifepoint. Were these two men's actions comparable to those crimes? I would argue that they were not.