This report presents the views of a number of leading medical and legal experts on the complex evidential issues arising at inquests into sudden adult deaths. Participants include Michael Burgess OBE (HM Coroner of the Royal Household and Legal Secretary of the Coroners’ Society of England & Wales) and Professor Hugh Watkins (an expert in molecular genetics and molecular biology of heart muscle disease).
In this policy brief, Judge Robert Sharpe of the Court of Appeal for Ontario argues that it would be wrong for judges exercising the power of judicial review to claim legitimacy as representatives. He argues that the claim is not only wrong, it is dangerous as it distorts the nature of the judicial function.
Report of the 2007 Annual Lecture in Law and Society, delivered by Cass Sunstein.
An analytical report of the workshop and public debate featuring Charles Clarke, Joshua Rozenberg, Lord Justice Jacob and others examines the growing trend towards the ‘judicialization of politics’, in which judges are increasingly implicated in settling policy disputes, especially in the context of constitutional rights.
The debate ranges over the new Supreme Court in the UK, and recent controversial decisions over prisoners' voting rights and control orders for terror suspects.