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Poland fined €1m a day over controversial judicial system changes

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Poland has been fined €1m (£845,000) a day by the European court of justice for ignoring a ruling that it must suspend its controversial judicial system changes. The inflammatory move, which runs contrary to recent wo...

David Davis vows to lead rebellion against judicial review changes

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The former cabinet minister David Davis has pledged to lead a rebellion against the government’s changes to judicial review, calling them a worrying assault on the legal system and attempt to avoid accountability. Bef...

Judicial inquiry ordered into alleged rape of nine-year-old girl in Delhi

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A judge-led inquiry has been ordered into the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Delhi, as public anger mounts over the Indian government’s silence on the horrific case. As protests continued for a fou...

Tunisia in turmoil as president purges officials and seizes judicial power

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Tunisia’s president has launched a purge of senior officials, including prosecutors and judges, and taken on judicial powers, days after overthrowing the prime minister and imposing emergency law. Kais Saied’s crackd...

Law Society sounds warning against judicial review bill

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The judicial review bill, which will be published on Wednesday, should “ring alarm bells” for people attempting to seek remedy against the state in court, the Law Society has said. Details of the bill, released before...

Post-Trump supreme court appears willing to embrace judicial activism

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On 6 July 2018, four days before Donald Trump selected Brett Kavanaugh to be his second of three nominations to the US supreme court, the then president promised the American people his judge of choice would have noth...

‘Judicial’ Hillsborough inquiry questionnaires cast doubt on trial ruling

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Further doubt has been cast on the ruling that stopped the trial of two former South Yorkshire police officers and the force’s ex-lawyer on charges of perverting the course of public justice, for amending police state...

Plans to restrict judicial review weaken the rule of law, MPs warn

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Proposals to restrict judicial review are an affront to the principles of fairness and government accountability and should be dropped, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has said. In a letter to the justice secreta...

The Guardian view on judicial review: it’s politics that needs fixing, not the courts

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Another week, another enemy. Hovering into ministerial sights is the judiciary, whose pronouncements have been cast as “out of touch” with Brexiters’ socially conservative values. In response, ministers propose to cha...