Monday, July 19, 2010

JR-ITS MEANING

 Judicial Review is the means by which  the High Courts exercises a supervisory jurisdiction over inferior tribunals or other   public bodies.

In reviewing a particular decision the Court is concerned to evaluate fairness in the administration of justice. The essential function of Judicial review was well put by Lord  Hailsham L.C in Chief Constable Of North Wales Police v Evans where he stated,

" It is important to remember in every case that the purpose...is to ensure that the individual is given a fair treatment by the authority to which he has been subjected and that it is no part of that purpose to substitute the opinion of  the judiciary  or of individual judges for that of the authority constituted by law to decide the matters in question."

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