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Interaction Between Legislative and Judicial Powers. Active and Passive forms of Parliamentary Scrutiny of Judge-made Law

  • Latvia


    The paper examines the theoretical basis for one form of legislative and judicial interaction – the parliament’s control over the development and stability of the judge-made law. The analysis has been carried out on the basis of the concept of judge-made law as the output of courts’ action being the closest to legislative function. In order to reveal the need for and justification of legislative control over the development of the judge-made law, several aspects in the theory of division of powers is highlighted, leading to the ‘checks and balances’ system requirements of mutual respect and support of the two branches of power. Finally, a classification of forms of parliamentary scrutiny of the judge-made law is proposed.

    Full publication in Latvian language available HERE.