The Changing Constitution: A Case for Judicial Confirmation Hearings?

Study of Parliament Group, Paper No. 1 2010

47 Pages Posted: 16 May 2012

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Alexander Horne

UK Parliament; University College London

Date Written: January 2, 2010

Abstract

This paper considers how constitutional changes, such as the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998, the Constitution Reform Act 2005 and the the increasing influence of administrative law have influenced the development of the judiciary as an institution. It argues that in order to address the accountability gap that has developed (following the introduction of a new system of judicial appointments) there could be merit in moving towards a confirmation process for the most senior judicial appointments.

Keywords: Judicial Appointments, Human Rights, Public Law

Suggested Citation

Horne, Alexander, The Changing Constitution: A Case for Judicial Confirmation Hearings? (January 2, 2010). Study of Parliament Group, Paper No. 1 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2060295

Alexander Horne (Contact Author)

UK Parliament ( email )

House of Lords
London, SW1A 0PW

University College London ( email )

United Kingdom

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