What are the big questions that will shape the coming year? We asked figures from science, politics, business and the arts for the issue that will dominate their field in 2007
Interviews by Alexandra Topping and Michael Savage
Wikipedia: “Dr. Anthony Julius (born 1956) is a prominent British lawyer and academic, best known for his actions on behalf of Diana, Princess of Wales and Deborah Lipstadt. He is currently a senior consultant for London law firm, Mishcon de Reya.”, lawyer and academic
Is the UK still governed by the rule of law?
“The maintenance of the rule of law can no longer be taken for granted. In the coming year it will have to be defended. Law should be both stable and transparent, and limit the discretion of the decision-makers in the civil and criminal justice systems. Our law is barely any of those things. The justice systems give so much discretion to decision-makers that the rest of us have become little more than their playthings. Things are bad; I fear they will become worse.”