Requirements of justice were also fulfilled during Martial Law reign through Judicial Reviews
LOCAL authorities should prepare themselves for a further rise in the number of judicial reviews
they face as public sector cuts go on.
The man behind the three challenges told The Journal he believed councillors would be asking questions about the cost of judicial reviews
to date, with those standing at PS26,000.
Mr Imperato is already pursuing judicial reviews
on behalf of local campaigners against Hywel Dda health board over the alleged downgrading of facilities at Prince Philp Hospital, Llenelli and at Withybush Hospital.
As far as judicial reviews
are concerned, the time limits for cases is to be truncated, the cost of an application increased and the number of possible appeals reduced from four to two.
The TD added: "It looks likely that we will have as many judicial reviews
in 2009 as in 2008 even though the number of new asylum applications has fallen dramatically in the last number of years.
Indonesia's Supreme Court on Monday turned down requests for judicial reviews
sought by two convicts on death row for the 2002 bombing attacks on the resort island of Bali.
While not prepared to prejudge the outcome, Lansbury said: "Normally judicial reviews
are quite successful because people don't launch them lightly and there have to be grounds for going forward.
THE Government is to introduce tougher restrictions on judicial reviews
to stop spurious cases coming before the courts, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.
The changes, unveiled yesterday by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, are aimed at dealing with the soaring number of applications for judicial reviews
- court proceedings in which a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body.
The man who sought both judicial reviews
voiced his hope that the council would learn from its mistakes and the authority said measures have been put in place to prevent further mishaps.
PARENTS fighting to keep small Pembrokeshire schools open are looking at a the possibility of a judicial review
into their closures.