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Paul Daly: Taking Statutes Seriously

Drawing on English, American and Canadian material, I develop in A Theory of Deference in Administrative Law: Basis, Application and Scope (CUP, 2012) a unique approach to judicial review of … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Anitta Hipper: In Hungary’s Footsteps: Different Victor, Same Strategy

On January 1, 2012 with an amended Constitution in place, a once praised EU accession candidate, Hungary, proved that rule of law and consolidated judicial institutions are not at all … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nick Barber: House of Lords Reform: A Look in the Long Grass.

The fall of the Coalition’s proposals for reform of the House of Lords has not come as much of a surprise.  In terms of constitutional reform, the House of Lords … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

Paul Bernal: The Draft Communications Bill and the ECHR

The Draft Communications Data Bill was published on the 14th June. It had been much anticipated, particularly by privacy advocates, and dubbed the ‘snooper’s charter’, a nickname that seems eminently … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 5 Comments

Commission on a UK Bill of Rights Publishes Second Consultation Paper

The Commission on a UK Bill of Rights has today published a second Consultation Paper. The Commission is seeking further views from the public on whether or not we need … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Se-shauna Wheatle: The Residual Powers of the Court

There has, justifiably, been much debate about the implications of the judgments of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in R (Jackson) v Attorney General [2005] UKHL 56, [2006] … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Conor Gearty: Liberty and Security

The contemporary discussion about secret trials in the UK echoes earlier controversies about TPIMs, control orders, detention without charge, special advocates, the use of torture – the list seems depressingly … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 2 Comments
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