Has the right to make whatever laws it thinks right.
Carries on the administration of the country in accordance with the powers conferred on it by law.
Interpret the laws and see that they are obeyed.
They argue that accountability is not consistent with judicial independence.
They argue that judges are accountable through 'self-policing'.
They argue that judges should be accountable through 'explanation' to Parliament.
'When people like the members of the judiciary, broadly homogeneous in character, are faced with political cases
they act in broadly similar ways. It will be part of my argument to suggest that behind these actions lies a unifying attitude of mind, a political position, which is primarily concerned to protect and conserve certain values and institutions.'
'Researchers have concluded that gender difference has been a significant factor in judicial decision-making, particularly in the area of tort law, criminal law and family law: Further many have concluded that sexism is the underlying premise of many judgments in these areas.'
'In a democratic society, in which we are all equal citizens, it is wrong in principle for that authority to be wielded by such a very unrepresentative section of the population.'