The year was marked by developments that could constitute a fundamental change in the judicial system. The diverse role of the Lord Chancellor came increasingly into question and accepted judicial appointment procedures were challenged.
The majority of political attention was focused on the Pinochet case and the affirmation by the House of Lords of his lack of immunity for certain crimes.
Northern Ireland remained in a transitory stage. There were several developments that improved the focus on human rights, but lawyers remain under serious threat.
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