How should our judges be appointed? - Conor Gearty's challenge

Separation of powers is a fundamental principle of our democracy. Power is divided between the legislature (parliament), the executive (government) and the judiciary.

How should our judges be appointed?

  • By Parliament?
  • By Government?
  • By popular election?
  • By an Independent Commission set up under the Constitution?

 

ConstitutionUK Apr 10, 2015

It seems as though there was most support in the last stage for two of the above proposals; appointment by election or by an independent commission.  

 

Please vote on which of the ideas you prefer below so that we can draft this article.

 

Thanks,

 

The ConstitutionUK Team 

ConstitutionUK Apr 10, 2015

Members of the judiciary shall be appointed by Parliament

ConstitutionUK Apr 10, 2015

Members of the judiciary shall be appointed by Government. 

ConstitutionUK Apr 10, 2015

Members of the judiciary shall be appointed by an independent commission set up in accordance with the provisions of this constitution. 

ConstitutionUK Apr 10, 2015

Members of the judiciary shall be chose by a popular election conducted in accordance with the provisions of this constitution. 

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