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The Impact of The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill on Judicial Review

26 June 2014

The AIRE Centre and many other key human rights NGOs have published a joint briefing on Part 4 of the The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

Part 4 of the Bill proposes significant cuts to Judicial Review, the mechanism by which individuals are able to hold public authorities to account.  

The report summarizes the key provisions of the Bill, including the ‘highly likely’ threshold, financial barriers to litigation, barriers to intervention and the capping of costs and protective cost orders and highlights the impact of these restrictions.

As concluded in the briefing, ultimately this is about Government accountability. These changes will affect how and whether Government will abide by the rules which Parliament sets – an area that should not only concern lawyers and the NGO sector, but all of us. 

Read the full joint briefing here

 

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