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Farrah Ahmed: The Untapped Potential for Constitutional Avoidance in Social Rights Adjudication

In his 2012 book, Judging Social Rights, Jeff King makes a powerful case for a limited, incrementalist, judicial approach to social rights adjudication. One of the incrementalist strategies King prescribes … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hayley Hooper: The Counter Terrorism and Security Bill: A Potential Further Erosion of Citizenship Rights in the UK

Reposted from the Constitution Unit Blog. The Counter Terrorism and Security Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 7 January 2015 using a semi-fast-track procedure. The Bill provides … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Conference Announcement: Thirty Years of Judicial Review in Scotland

 Sponsored by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and the UK Constitutional Law Association Thirty Years of Judicial Review in Scotland   26 January 2015 10 am to 4.30 pm … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Angela Patrick: Suing the state: judicial competence, restraint and redress in Belhadj

The coverage of last week’s Court of Appeal’s decision in Belhadj & Or. v Straw & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 1394 has thus far generated more political heat than legal … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adam Perry: The Source of the Crown’s General Administrative Powers

The Crown has statutory and prerogative powers, and many people have said it has other powers as well. The Supreme Court clearly agreed for the first time in 2013. In … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Carol Harlow: Judging Parliament: the Jobseekers case

In July this year, Mrs Justice Lang sitting in the High Court gave leave for judicial review and, in rolled up proceedings, issued a declaration that the Jobseekers (Back to … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Robert Thomas: Administrative Justice, Better Decisions, and Organisational Learning

Every year, government takes millions of decisions on matters such as individuals’ entitlement to social security, their immigration status, and tax liability. Often, people can challenge negative decisions to a … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 2 Comments
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