Special Briefing on the Worboys Case

Special Briefing on the Worboys Case

Today the new Justice Secretary David Gauke makes a statement to MPs on the Worboys case – his first outing at the Dispatch Box in this post. In particular, he will focus on the Parole Board and support for victims. Should he consider some fundamental changes to the...
Tom Tugendhat MP discusses the “Fog of Law”

Tom Tugendhat MP discusses the “Fog of Law”

Listen Tom Tugendhat MP discusses the enquiry into abuse by British soldiers in Afghanistan. In the segment he cites the Policy Exchange report “The Fog of Law”, which he co-authored . The segment starts 49:25 into the show. Related Publications Stay Up To...
Policies for change – the role of the courts

Policies for change – the role of the courts

Former First Parliamentary Counsel Sir Stephen Laws describes how judicial review of policy has a chilling effect on political decision making, diminishing democratic accountability. He says that judicial functions instead need to leave room for political...