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Miller: A Vital Reaffirmation of Parliamentary Sovereignty

Miller: A Vital Reaffirmation of Parliamentary Sovereignty

In a ringing defence of the power of Parliament against the executive, the Supreme Court today held that the ...
What to Expecting When You Are Expecting Brexit?

What to Expecting When You Are Expecting Brexit?

The UK Supreme Court is expected to deliver a decision on the case Miller and Dos Santos vs. Secretary of State for
Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives Supreme Court backing

Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives Supreme Court backing

After a record long gestation period the Supreme Court today handed down its judgment in Belhaj v Jack Straw & ...
A and B v Secretary of State for Health: a step in the right direction?

A and B v Secretary of State for Health: a step in the right direction?

On the 2 of November 2016 the UK Supreme Court considered the case of A (by her litigation friend B) and B v ...
The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland on sexual orientation discrimination – justice served?

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland on sexual orientation discrimination – justice served?

The facts of Ashers have been set out on this Blog previously, so only a brief recap is necessary here. The ...
Miller in the Supreme Court: The Scottish Case

Miller in the Supreme Court: The Scottish Case

In the Miller case, the High Court determined that the UK Government may not trigger Article 50 by use of the ...
Miller: Rights and Revocability

Miller: Rights and Revocability

There has been much discussion as to whether Article 50 once triggered is revocable. There is no intention to ...
Miller: Alternative Syllogisms

Miller: Alternative Syllogisms

Professor Finnis posed a powerful challenge to the Miller decision by contending that the claimant’s argument was ...
R (Miller) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – Substance over Form?

R (Miller) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – Substance over Form?

In a ground-breaking decision, the High Court issued a declaratory order that ‘the Secretary of State does not have
Worker Status for App-Drivers: Uber-rated?

Worker Status for App-Drivers: Uber-rated?

In what has been heralded as the ‘employment case of the year’, the Central London employment tribunal has ruled ...
EU Rights as British Rights

EU Rights as British Rights

According to a carefully argued contribution by Professor Finnis in the Miller debate, rights under the European ...
The Least Dangerous Branch: Whose Role is it to Protect Parliamentary Sovereignty? Miller and the Human Rights Implications of Brexit

The Least Dangerous Branch: Whose Role is it to Protect Parliamentary Sovereignty? Miller and the Human Rights Implications of Brexit

One of the extraordinary outcomes of the Brexit referendum has been the insistence that the Government is entitled ...

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