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Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Once More Unto the (Public/Private) Breach …: s. 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Severability Thesis

Two interesting recent blog posts dealt with the meaning of public and private under  s. 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998.  They were motivated by injunction proceedings in the … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Philip Murray: Natural Justice at the Boundaries of Public Law

The intention of this post is a simple one: to assess the ways in which natural justice arguments have historically been raised in private law proceedings. By “natural justice” I … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alexander Williams: The Scope of Section 6 HRA Revisited

As David Mead remarks his recent UKCLG blog post on the scope of the Human Rights Act, there is ‘much more than meets the eye’ to the HRA’s hybrid public … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Greg Weeks: What to do about private bodies with public functions?: Australia’s continued ambivalence to the Datafin principle.

A few weeks ago, two judges of the Australian High Court (French CJ and Bell J) heard an application for special leave to appeal from the decision of the Full … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Aileen McHarg: Public Law, Private Law and the Distinctiveness of Scots Judicial Review

Scottish judges and textbook writers are fond of asserting the distinctive nature of judicial review in Scotland compared with England.  According to Clyde and Edward, for example, (Judicial Review, 2000, … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 1 Comment
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