UK Constitutional Law Association

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Daniella Lock: Questions Regarding Judicial Deference in R (Campaign Against the Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade

Last week, the High Court rejected a claim for judicial review, brought by the NGO ‘Campaign Against the Arms Trade’ against the Secretary of State for International Trade, regarding the … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Mark Elliott: Justification, Calibration and Substantive Judicial Review: Putting Doctrine in its Place

To observe that substantive judicial review—and the notions of proportionality and deference in particular—constitute well-trodden ground would be to engage in reckless understatement. And that, in turn, might suggest that … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

Stuart Lakin: What Role Should Judges Play in the Constitution Justice Sumption?

In his recent F.A. Mann lecture Jonathan Sumption Q.C., the newly appointed member of the Supreme Court, took up the question of the proper role of judges vis-a-vis the political … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

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