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Principles of Public Law 2nd ed

A.P.Le Sueur, Rosalind EnglishLecturer, Merton College, University of Oxford, J.W. Herberg

ISBN13: 9781859413814
ISBN: 1859413811
Published: October 1999
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

To understand what the modern constitution is, it is necessary to examine what it does - putting into practice the goals of liberal democracy. The first part of this book looks at history, contemporary politicians and textbook writers for what they reveal about these aims. In the second part, the book considers the status of some of the main institutions of the constitution: the United Kingdom Parliament, the institutions of the European Union and the many different forms of public authorities through which people are governed. The third part examines how the constitution seeks to resolve disputes between people and public authorities - including analyses of ombudsmen, judicial review and European Community law. In the final part, civil liberties and human rights are examined. Having explained the significance of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Court of Human Rights, the chapters here evaluate the legal protection of several different rights, including the right to life, liberty of the person, non-retrospectivity of law, privacy, freedoms of expression, assembly and association, equality and free movement.

1. Principles in Public Law; 2. The New Constitutional Settlement; 3. Principles from History; 4. Politicians and their Principles; 5. Textbook Writers and their Principles; 6. The UK Parliament; 7. The European Union; 8. Government and Administration; 9. Introduction to Dispute Resolution; 10. Commissioners for Administration ('Ombudsmen'); 11. Introduction to Judicial Review; 12. Part I: Illegality; 13. Part II: Fair Hearings and the Rule against Bias; 14. Part III: Legitimate Expectation; 15. Part IV: Irrationality; 16. Restrictions on Review: Ouster Clauses; 17. Judicial Review Procedures and Remedies; 18. European Community Legislation; 19. Civil Liberties and Human Rights; 20. Right to Life; 21. Liberty of the Person; 22. Retrospectivity; 23. Privacy; 24. Freedom of Expression; 25. Freedom of Assembly and Association; 26. Equality; 27. Freedom of Movement