Human Rights

Legal special: Judicial review in Boris Johnson’s Britain, with the Better Human podcast

A crossover episode on judicial review and the Human Rights Act with the Better Human podcast

February 11, 2020
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Who will triumph in the battle for Britain's courts: Johnson or the judiciary? In the new issue of Prospect, our cover story goes behind the politicisation of Britain’s judges in the era of Brexit, and we talk to former Supreme Court justices on what they think will happen to the courts under Boris Johnson’s government. Judicial independence no more?

Prospect has teamed up with the Better Human podcast, a show by human rights barrister Adam Wagner, to discuss the fate of judicial review in Britain. Prospect editor Tom Clark is joined by Adam, along with Martha Spurrier, director of Liberty, Tessa Gregory, Partner at Leigh Day, and Charlie Falconer, Labour peer and barrister who helped drive through the constitutional reform act under Tony Blair’s government.

If you want to listen to the second half of the podcast – on the future of the Human Rights Act – you can visit the Better Human podcast here.

Find all episodes of the Prospect podcast here