4th May 2016
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David Conn has set out at the Guardian a powerful critique of the legal process in the new Hillsborough inquest: The other villain of Hillsborough saga: legal system that left families in torment. David Conn is an excellent journalist and it is fascinating to see what he made of the legal process as an outsider looking in.
The UK human rights blog has provided a useful round-up of links on the legal aspects of the verdicts.
My own contribution, on how the Human Rights Act and ECHR made the scope of the new Hillsborough inquest possible, is at the Financial Times.
Public law and private law
Sir Henry Brooke, the retired senior judge who has transformed into an outstanding legal blogger, has posted his talk on private law for public lawyers.
The judiciary and public policy
The Lord Chief Justice was questioned yesterday by MPs. The questions covered a range of justice policy topics – not just judicial pensions, though that was picked up by the press – and the answers are worth reading.
Sovereignty of parliament
Over at the Financial Times I have posted the first of what will be a series of pieces exploring laws and legislation. The first is on the fragility of “parliamentary sovereignty”. Further posts in the series will be on bad legislation and the government’s apparent misuse of statutory instruments.
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