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John Finnis: Terminating Treaty-based UK Rights: A Supplementary Note

Editors’ note: This is cross-posted from the Judicial Power Project website and forms the body of a short paper published today by the Project. In a Judicial Power Project paper … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · 20 Comments

John Finnis: Terminating Treaty-based UK Rights

Editors’ note: This is cross-posted from the Judicial Power Project website and forms the main part of a short paper published today by the Project. Oral argument in the Brexit … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 54 Comments

TT Arvind and Lindsay Stirton: Why the Judicial Power Project Is Wrong about Anisminic

Editors’ note: Following discussion with the editors of the Judicial Power Project (JPP) Blog, the UK Constitutional Law Blog is prepared, subject to editorial decision, to print replies to JPP … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dapo Akande and Eirik Bjorge: The United Kingdom Ministerial Code and International Law: A Response to Richard Ekins and Guglielmo Verdirame

Much has been written about the recent changes to the United Kingdom’s Ministerial Code. Until October of this year, the code referred to the “overarching duty on Ministers to comply … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

George Letsas: The Rule of All Law: A Reply to Finnis, Ekins and Verdirame

The Prime Minister’s recent change to the ministerial code has divided opinion amongst lawyers and academic experts. Prior to the change, the code made reference to “the overarching duties on … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Merris Amos: Judicial Power and the Article 3 ECHR Real Risk Test: A Comment on Professor Finnis’ Paper

On 21 October 2015, Professor John Finnis delivered a paper entitled “Judicial Power: Past, Present and Future” at the relaunch of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project. He was introduced by … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thomas Adams: The Politics of ‘Judicial Power’

The judge, Ronald Dworkin famously argued, must think of themselves as an author, albeit one with a special responsibility. Their task, he said, is to interpret and then situate themself … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Richard Ekins and Guglielmo Verdirame: The Ministerial Code and the Rule of Law

Editors’ note: This is an updated and slightly expanded version of an earlier post published on the Judicial Power Project website. It is cross-posted here with permission. The debate about … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 6 Comments

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