Alexander Horne: Is there a case for greater legislative involvement in the judicial appointments process?
The dramatic increase in public law and human rights cases coming before the UK Supreme Court (and the Appellate Committee before it) means that the UK’s top court is more … Continue reading
In September 2014, the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Law and its Centre for Public Law will host a major international conference on Public Law. Following an outstanding response to … Continue reading
Frequently people think that there are only two ways address flexibility in a constitution: to legally entrench an entire document and to protect it with strong judicial oversight, or to … Continue reading
Call for Papers: Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law 2014 Postgraduate Workshop in Public Law Call for Papers
The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law in the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales invites abstracts for its 2014 Postgraduate Workshop in Public Law which will … Continue reading
In a few months time Scotland will vote on independence. In my last post on the topic I discussed some of the consequences of a yes vote: the problems that … Continue reading
Dawn Oliver: Does treating the system of justice as a public service have implications for the rule of law and judicial independence?
If you asked a second year LLB student, or even a professor of public law or a legal practitioner, ‘what are the most fundamental functions of judges and the system … Continue reading
Expert Panel at the University of Strathclyde Wednesday 19 March, 6 – 8 pm If Scotland does choose independence it will need to devise a new constitution. There is no … Continue reading
Alan Bogg and Virginia Mantouvalou: Illegality, Human Rights and Employment: A Watershed Moment for the United Kingdom Supreme Court?
Under what circumstances can the illegal work status of a migrant worker bar a statutory tort claim for race discrimination through the common law doctrine of illegality? Such a question … Continue reading
In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada declared the constitutional invalidity of three major provisions in the domestic criminal law on sex work. Specifically, in Canada (Attorney General) v … Continue reading