EDITOR'S CHOICE
Articles By Joshua Rozenberg
 
June 2013
‘Temporarily withdrawing from the human rights convention in order to deport Abu Qatada would be absurd’
 
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May 2013
‘Why did a member of the University and College Union sue it for supporting academic boycotts of Israel?’
 
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April 2013
‘The Muslim Council wants Muslims to be able to settle family disputes according to Islamic principles. Fine, but only if those principles are consistent with the law of the land’
 
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March 2013
'Three-quarters of applications for judicial review were immigration and asylum charges. Permission was refused in five cases out of six
 
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January/February 2013
‘Why should the press agree to fund and support a regulator that would stop it making money, as the Leveson inquiry proposed?’
 
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December 2012
‘For 30 years, Richard Susskind has been predicting how the legal profession will be changed by technology. He has been proved right’
 
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November 2012
'Why did it take you so many years for Abu Hamza to be extradited to the US? The main reason was delay in the European Court of Human Rights
 
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October 2012
'We should respect the rights of those with religious convictions so long as those beliefs do not conflict with the rights of others'
 
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September 2012
'The offence of "scandalising the court" is obsolete. Judges who are traduced should either rise above it or sue for libel'
 
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July/August 2012
'To protect the priceless asset of judicial independence, we need to take great care over the way we choose our judges'
 
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June 2012
‘As an honest broker between Israel and its Arab neighbours, Qatar might be able to buy an even greater prize than football or the rule of law’
 
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May 2012
'Surely tax avoidance is perfectly legal? Not when you are a multinational corporation operating in the third world, it seems'
 
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April 2012
‘The government was planning to restrict the right to open justice and nobody seemed to care—until the Daily Mail weighed in’
 
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March 2012
‘However successful the US is in capturing terrorists, the war on terror can never be over; fighting terrorism cannot be a “war”’
 
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January/February 2012
'The Lord Chief Justice paused, looked up at the glassy-eyed MPs and peers, and said: "If this is difficult, believe me, I am finding it so too".'
 
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December 2011
'Lady Hale argues persuasively that diversity in its widest sense should be regarded as essential for appointments to the Supreme Court'
 
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November 2011
‘Naomi Zivotofsky and her husband are American citizens. Their son is a US citizen, born in Jerusalem. His passport gives no country of birth’
 
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October 2011
‘Britain has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform the European Court of Human Rights’
 
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September 2011
'Leveson recognises that there needs to be a public discussion of when, in journalism, the end can be regarded as justifying the means'
 
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July/August 2011
‘The Fred Goodwin case raised an important question — when is it in the public interest to disclose the fact of a sexual relationship?’
 
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June 2011
‘If the law books say it’s never lawful to kill tyrants, it’s the books that need changing, not Western policy’
 
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May 2011
'The new Bill is not quite the guarantee of safe passage that Israelis with military backgrounds were hoping for'
 
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April 2011
‘Christian campaign groups should direct their criticism to the politicians who make law rather than to the judges who enforce it’
 
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March 2011
‘Will Mubarak stand trial for crimes committed as president of Egypt? We only need to look at neighbouring Israel for a precedent’
 
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January/February 2011
‘Judges like the idea of ending trial by jury for all criminal cases. But where do we draw the line?’
 
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December 2010
‘It is curious that MPs are so unfamiliar with the laws under which they were elected’
 
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November 2010
‘After seven years, the International Criminal Court prosecutor has yet to secure a single conviction—or even an acquittal’
 
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October 2010
‘Bingham the judge sometimes seemed to be living on a higher plane than mere mortals’
 
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September 2010
‘It is critical to the success of the International Criminal Court that its judges are fearlessly independent’
 
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July/August 2010
'The principle is simple enough: Parliament doesn't interfere with the courts, the courts don't interfere with Parliament. But it's not unlimited'
 
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June 2010
'I might believe it is wrong to work on the Sabbath but I cannot expect the law to enforce that belief in Britain'
 
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May 2010
'At a stroke, the Lord Chief Justice and two senior judges tipped the balance in favour of writers in a libel case'
 
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April 2010
‘Although anyone can set up shop as a mediator, the process depends hugely on the skills of the person conveying offers from one side to the other’
 
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March 2010
‘The DPP’s robust response to the four parliamentarians charged with false accounting amounted to “See you in court”’
 
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January/February 2010
‘Retired civil servants often bite hand that used to feed them, especially when answering questions from one of their own’
 
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December 2009
‘A prominent Israeli will sooner or later be arrested in the UK for alleged war crimes. The law must be changed’
 
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November 2009
‘The Tories admit that their British Bill of Rights will have to be compatible with the European Convention’
 
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October 2009
‘Megrahi's terminal cancer was good news to everyone but him’
 
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September 2009
‘Was Britain's new Supreme Court created by accident on 12 June 2003?’
 
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July/August 2009
‘Qatar has used its great wealth to buy in a system of justice of which I am proud — an oasis of common law in a desert of sharia. But that’s only for foreign businesses. The locals have to make do with royal decrees’
 
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June 2009
‘There is a compelling case for reform of the legal costs system. The first thing must be to abolish conditional fees’
 
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May 2009
‘If the Tories make the Human Rights Convention harder to enforce in British courts, they would undermine Lord Hoffmann's best point: that our courts are just as able to interpret the convention as European judges’
 
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April 2009
‘Ten years ago, I was in favour of an international criminal court. I was naive’
 
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November 2008
The acquittal of Greenpeace activists who vandalised a power station reveals a legal loophole vulnerable to political exploitation
 
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