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dc.contributor.author Cahillane, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-11T17:53:28Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-11T17:53:28Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Laura Cahillane (2020) 'An Analysis of the Judicial Council Act'. Dublin University Law Journal, . en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/11023
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The Judicial Council Act was finally published in July 2019, almost 20 years after it was first proposed. The origins of the proposal go back further still. In 1996, the Constitution Review Group had recommended amending Article 35 of the Constitution in order to provide for a Judicial Council which would regulate judicial conduct.1 The Fourth Progress Report of the All-Party Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution, published in 1999, also recommended the establishment of a council to regulate the conduct of judges, which would comprise judges, retired judges and also a lay element.2 Similar recommendations were made in further reports such as the Sixth Report of the Working Group on a Courts Commission (the Denham Report)3 and the Report of the Committee on Judicial Conduct and Ethics (the Keane Report).4 These two latter reports form the original basis of the Act. The Keane Report was a detailed response to the Denham Report and as a result, the Government brought forward a proposal which sought to amend the Constitution in order to establish a judicial council.5 That particular Bill was not well-drafted and consequently, the proposal was dropped.6 In 2007, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties produced a further report making similar recommendations7 and subsequently, draft legislation was prepared and a scheme of a bill was published to give effect to the Keane Report in August 2010. From 2011 to 2015 the Bill featured in successive iterations of the Government’s Legislative Programme and while it appeared to drop off the radar in 2016,8 the Bill was finally initiated in 2017. Today’s Act is the final product of that journey. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Clarus Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Dublin University Law Journal;42 (2)
dc.relation.uri http://www.dulj.ie/dublin-university-law-journal-dulj-vol-42-2.html
dc.subject Judicial Council Act en_US
dc.title An analysis of the Judicial Council Act en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2022-02-04T14:45:12Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2990826
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Dublin University Law Journal
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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