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The government response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ (JCHR) 13th report of the 2013 to 2014 session.
The government has set out its view on the committee’s recommendations in respect of its proposed reforms to judicial review, many of which are being taken forward through the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.
The government’s view is that the reforms being taken forward are a proportionate response to the concerns raised in the consultation judicial review – proposals for further reform.
The government is clear that judicial review is, and must remain, a crucial check on the power of the state and should continue to be readily available where it’s necessary in the interests of justice. The reforms the government is pursuing are aimed at speeding up the process for people who have arguable grounds and a genuine case to put.