Considerable alarm has been prompted by Conservative Party plans to review the judicial review process. It says in its 2019 election manifesto that it intends to set up a Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission, in its first year in government, to consider judicial review and other constitutional issues, including updating the Human Rights Act (HRA)

Considerable alarm has been prompted by Conservative plans to review the judicial review process.

 

In its 2019 election manifesto, the Conservative Party says it will establish a Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission, in its first year in government, to consider judicial review and other constitutional issues including updating the Human Rights Act (HRA). 

 

The manifesto states: “We will ensure that judicial review is available to protect the rights of the individuals against an overbearing state, while ensuring that it is not abused to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delays.”

 

Responding to the manifesto, Daniel Machover, head of civil...

Nicola Laver
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Solicitors Journal

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