Attitudes to enforcement: evidence from senior retired judges

17 April 2018

The Joint Committee on Human Rights takes evidence from the former Lord Chief Justice and the former President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court, for its inquiry on attitudes to enforcement of Human Rights.

What the session will cover

  • The impact of the Human Rights Act on the ability of individuals to enforce their human rights.
  • The impact of the Human Rights Act on the relationship between Government, Parliament and the Courts
  • Whether Government criticism of the courts has affected judicial independence?
  • Whether human rights principles lead judges into determining matters that should be dealt with by elected politicians?
  • The impact of legal aid reforms on access to justice


Wednesday 18 April 2018, Committee room 1, Palace of Westminster.

At 3.45pm

  • Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, former Lord Chief Justice
  • Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, former President of the Supreme Court
  • Lord Hope of Craighead, former Deputy President of the Supreme Court.

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