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Judicial Independence and Countering Terrorism in the UK

Jackson, John


John Jackson


Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos

Yvonne McDermott


This chapter examines the challenges to judicial independence posed by measures that depart from normal standards of justice in countering terrorism with particular reference to the UK. Two particular contexts will be examined: the Irish ‘troubles’-based terrorism that have stretched from the early 1970s until the present day and ‘jihadi’-based terrorism that has been taking place since 9/11. It will be argued that while judicial independence has managed to remain unscathed throughout both these phases, there is a particular need today to preserve the principle of open justice as much as possible in order to counter any suggestion that judges are deferring too readily to the executive.

Online Publication Date Aug 11, 2022
Publication Date Aug 11, 2022
Deposit Date Dec 4, 2022
Series Title Proceedings of the British Academy
Book Title Judicial Independence Under Threat
Chapter Number 10
ISBN 9780197267035
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