John Eldridge

John Eldridge reviews 'The Campaign against the Courts: A history of the judicial activism debate' by Tanya Josev

John Eldridge
22 December 2017

Although a subject of endless fascination in the hermetic world of the legal profession, the judiciary seldom excites the interest of the broader public. Despite the efforts of senior judg More

John Eldridge reviews 'Watching Out: Reflections on justice and injustice' by Julian Burnside

John Eldridge
30 October 2017

Watching Out belongs to a rare class of book. Written by a lawyer, concerned largely with law, and touching upon such legal esoterica as interim injunctions, it defies all odds in More

John Eldridge reviews 'On Fantasy Island: Britain, Europe and Human Rights' by Conor Gearty

John Eldridge
30 March 2017

Although easy to miss amid the commotion of Brexit, Britain’s Human Rights Act (1998) is locked in a fight for its life. Besieged by a hostile press and beholden to a government that has pledged its repeal and replacement, its days are almost certainly numbered. It is against this fraught backdrop that Conor Gearty’s On Fantasy Island: Britain, Euro ... More