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Potential Threat to Judicial Review Process

03 August 2020

The government has set up a panel to consider the use of judicial review. This is a process which the citizen can use to challenge decisions of the government and other public bodies, where the decision or the process by which it is reached  is believed to be unreasonable.

Judicial review has been used very effectively during the coronavirus crisis by disabled people and their legal representatives,  to challenge government regulations and decisions, which have had a detrimental impact on disabled people.

Fazilet Hadi, DR UK’s Head of Policy said “Judicial review is a vital safeguard on the way the state exercises its powers. Public bodies need to be answerable to citizens and the courts when they have made unreasonable decisions.”

“We would be extremely concerned to see any dilution of the right of citizen’s to challenge decisions of government and other public bodies.”

Read more on the Law Gazette website.