27 May 2003

The Brits, by adopting Euro-law, have shifted final power in civil rights from the parliment to the courts:
"[I]t is the government itself which has done most to encourage the growth of judicial review. The incorporation of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), a sort of Bill of Rights, into British law in 1998 allowed judges to declare any law incompatible with the ECHR a ruling that in practice requires the government to amend the law."

And the cries of "judicial activism" have already started.


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