Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Constitutional Adjudication and Appointments to the uk Supreme Court

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses the interactions between the constitutional role of the United Kingdom (UK) Supreme Court today and the judicial selection process for appointment to the UK Supreme Court. The UK Supreme Court has the exact jurisdiction that the judicial House of Lords had. It is not a distinct court dealing with constitutional matters as such, unlike, for example, the French Constitutional Council. The composition of the UK Supreme Court is a legitimate focus for consideration, not least because, in the context of human rights at least, it bears relevance to the way in which its judges reach their decisions. For the time being, appointment to the UK Supreme Court does not greatly differ from appointments to the English bench. The chapter concludes that, while the UK Supreme Court is not a separate Constitutional Court and retains some appellate jurisdiction, it certainly engages in "constitutional" adjudication.

Keywords: constitutional adjudication; human rights; judicial selection process; United Kingdom (UK) Supreme Court,



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Culture of Judicial Independence — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation