24 October 2012
Professors Seán McConville and Andrew Le Sueur participated in the ninth meeting of the Mount Scopus project on judicial independence, held at Ghent University on 22 October. This multi-national endeavour has developed and continues to refine a statement of the minimum standards on judicial impartiality and independence expected in national and international court systems.
Professor McConville spoke about impartiality in research methods. Professor Le Sueur presented two papers: one on how UK parliamentarians scrutinise judicial activities; the other on a new strand of research looking at how legal professions (as individual members and collectively) work to maintain judicial independence.