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Public Law Adjudication in Common Law Systems
Process and Substance
Edited by John Bell, Mark Elliott, Jason NE Varuhas and Philip Murray
This volume arises from the inaugural Public Law Conference hosted in September 2014 by the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge, which brought together leading public lawyers from a number of common law jurisdictions. While those from such jurisdictions share background understandings, significant differences within the common law world create opportunities for valuable exchanges of ideas and debate. This collection draws upon one of the principal sub-themes that emerged during the conference – namely, the the way in which relationships and distinctions between the notions of ‘process’ and ‘substance’ play out in relation to and inform adjudication in public law cases. The essays contained in this volume address those issues from a variety of perspectives. While the bulk of the chapters consider topical issues in judicial review, either on common law or human rights grounds, or both, other chapters adopt more theoretical, historical, empirical or contextual approaches. Concluding chapters reflect generally on the papers in the collection and the value of facilitating cross-jurisdictional dialogue.
THE EDITORS John Bell is Professor of Law and Mark Elliott is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge. Jason NE Varuhas is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Philip Murray is a former Fellow in Law at St John’s College, Cambridge.
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Legislation and Accountability
Edited by Alexander Horne and Andrew Le Sueur
This collection of essays by leading academics, lawyers, parliamentarians and parliamentary officials provides a critical assessment of the UK Parliament’s two main constitutional roles—as a legislature and as the preeminent institution for calling government to account. Both functions are undergoing change and facing new challenges. Part 1 (Legislation) includes chapters on Parliament’s emerging responsibilities for pre-legislative scrutiny of government Bills and for evaluating proposed legislation against explicit constitutional standards. The impact on legislation of the European Union and the growing influence of the House of Lords are also examined. Part 2 (Accountability) investigates how Parliament operates to scrutinise areas of executive action previously often shielded from effective parliamentary oversight, including national security, war-making powers and administrative justice. There are also chapters on parliamentary reform, including analysis of the House of Commons ‘Wright reforms’, parliamentary sovereignty, privilege and the European Convention on Human Rights, Euroscepticism, and parliamentary sovereignty and the regulation of lobbyists. The book will be of interest to anyone who is curious about the work of Parliament and is aimed at legal academics, practitioners and political scientists.
THE EDITORS Alexander Horne is Deputy Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the United Kingdom Parliament and a teaching fellow at University College London. Andrew Le Sueur is Professor of Constitutional Justice, University of Essex.
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