Cases: Constitutional and Administrative Law

(Nicklinson and another) v Ministry of Justice [2014] UKSC 38

In this case, Supreme Court had to decide the law in relation to assisted suicide and whether it contravenes with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) Article 8 to respect for private and family life. In English law, assisted suicide is a crime under section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961 punishable with a…

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(R v IRC, ex p National Federation of Self Employed and Small Businesses [1982] AC 617

There was a dispute in relation to the taxation of casual print workers on national newspapers. They avoided paying income tax by falsifying information provided to the tax authorities. In an attempt to regularise the situation, a deal was offered: if the worker would register for tax purposes and pay tax in future, no investigations…

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A (FC) and Others (FC) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (2005) UKHL 71

A (FC) and Others (FC) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (2005) UKHL 71 is an Administrative Law case concerning admissibility of evidence. Facts: The appellants were the detainees whom the Secretary of State, the respondent, certified as suspected international terrorists under Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 s.21. The appellants sought to…

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A v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2004] UKHL 56

Also known as: Belmarsh Case A v Secretary of State for the Home Department [ 2004 ] UKHL 56 is an Administrative Law case concerning incompatibility. Facts: The appellants, 9 foreign nationals, were suspected international terrorists under Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 s. 21. Consequently, they were detained under s. 23 of the 2001…

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A v UK and Parliamentary Privilege (2002) ECHR 35373/97

MP has been highly critical of one of his constituents, describing her as a ‘neighbour from hell’. The constituent claimed that MP’s comments infringed her rights to a fair trial and to a private life. The court held that the use of Parliamentary privilege was not a disproportionate interference with the C’s human rights. Nonetheless,…

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