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Dean Knight: Report from New Zealand: MMP Review, Constitutional Review, and Legislative Disclosure

Some constitutional tid-bits from New Zealand from the last wee while. Obvious developments to report on include two significant reviews of New Zealand’s constitutional and electoral arrangements: the Electoral Commission’s … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dawn Oliver: Parliamentary Sovereignty in Comparative Perspective

I Parliamentary sovereignty in other countries  In this post I defend the absence of judicial strike down powers in the UK by exploring the ways in which other countries besides … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 6 Comments

Dawn Oliver: Parliamentary Sovereignty: A Pragmatic or Principled Doctrine?

Imagine that Parliament has recently passed a provision authorising the indefinite detention without trial of suspected terrorists. The measure was passed during a public panic about terrorism. Public opinion and … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 7 Comments

Dean Knight: Tid-bits from New Zealand: an election, a referendum, and a multi-party government policy programme

The new parliamentary year kicked off in New Zealand this week, following an election held late last year in the shadow of the Rugby World Cup. A National-led, multi-party government … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Richard Ekins: Regulatory responsibility in New Zealand

The Parliament of New Zealand has been invited to consider an important proposal for constitutional change – the Regulatory Standards Bill 2011 (“RSB”) – which aims to improve the quality … Continue reading

May 24, 2011 · 6 Comments