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Judicial review (UK Politics)

Judicial review is a type of court proceeding in which a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body.

Examples of the types of decision which may fall within the range of judicial review include:

- Decisions of local authorities in the exercise of their duties to provide various welfare benefits and special education for children in need of such education;
- Certain decisions of the immigration authorities and the Immigration and Asylum Chamber;
- Decisions of regulatory bodies;
- Decisions relating to prisoner’s rights.

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