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Grégoire Webber: The remaking of the Constitution of Canada

Editors’ note: The blog has a number of country correspondents who report from time to time on matters of interest to a UK audience. Prof Webber is the blog’s Canada … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Se-shauna Wheatle and Roger Masterman: The ‘Constitutional Aspect’ in Evans v Attorney General

As we devour (and, perhaps, mourn the disappointing content of) the communications between the Prince of Wales and UK government departments, we continue to dissect the more fascinating Supreme Court … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Comment on India: Chintan Chandrachud: India’s Deceptive Constitution

Every written constitution is supplemented by important unwritten principles: the constitutional law of all nations (whether or not they have a codified constitution) consists of some combination of the written … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Farrah Ahmed and Adam Perry: Judicial Review of Shariah Councils

On 23 March, Theresa May announced plans for a review of shariah councils in England and Wales, to examine their compatibility with British values, if the Conservatives win the May … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

Alison Young: R (Evans) v Attorney General [2015] UKSC 21 – the Anisminic of the 21st Century?

On Thursday 26th March the Supreme Court concluded, to the delight of The Guardian and the dismay of the Prime Minister, that communications between Prince Charles and government Ministers – … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 5 Comments

Tom Hickman and Maurice Sunkin: Success in Judicial Review: The Current Position

Avid readers of the legal press may have spotted the eye-catching statistic that in 2014 a meagre 1% of claims for judicial review were successful. The figure is derived from … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ben Christman: An Unholy Resurrection in the Court of Session

Relaxed standing tests for judicial review are critical to maintain the rule of law. Too restrictive, and the executive may act unlawfully – safe in the knowledge that judicial oversight … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment
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