Academics from Queen Mary, University of London, University College London and the University of Birmingham have been awarded funding for a three year research project on ‘The Politics of Judicial Independence in Britain’s Changing Constitution’. The project is rooted in the heightened tensions which have arisen between politicians and the judges in the UK in recent years, in the light of the increasing influence of the judiciary. That in turn has triggered a growing debate about judicial independence and judicial accountability. The project will have a strong comparative dimension, drawing on experiences in other jurisdictions to help make sense of current developments in the UK.

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