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The conflict between government and the judges

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Conflict between the judges and government is built into the very concept of the judicial protection of human rights. The Human Rights Act does presuppose a basic consensus on human rights between the judges, on the one hand, and the government, people and Parliament on the other. However, there is clearly no consensus when it comes to the rights of unpopular minorities, particularly concerning controversial issues such as asylum seekers suspected terrorists.

The government argues t...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law
Publisher:
The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Publisher's website
Series:
Courts and the making of public policy
Publication date:
2007
URN:
uuid:d845dae4-1766-41d0-ad87-203d548d8444
Local pid:
ora:8125

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