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Unit 2 - The Judiciary

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Judicial review
the courts review decisions made by the state or any public body in relation to its citizens
judicial independence
members of the judiciary should retain independence from political influence
rule of law
all citizens are equal under law and are entitled to a fair trial
judicial neutrality
members of the judiciary should avoid allowing their political ideas to affect their decision incases
civil liberties
rights and freedoms that citizens enjoy in relation to the state and its laws
separation of powers
that all there branches of government are separate ie the legislature, executive and judiciary
judicial activism
the practice of some higher courts and judges in actively seeking to assert the rights of citizens and limit the power of government