This is a selection of Lord Irvine's major lectures and articles since 1995. It surveys the constitutional revolution that has taken place in Britain since the Labour Government came to power in 1997, taking in devolution and House of Lords reform, but with a particular focus on human rights. Lord Irvine also considers the development and practice of public and administrative law, and the constitutional role of the British judiciary and the Lord Chancellor within the separation of powers. Alongside forays into criminal, commercial, and medical law, the collection also embraces an international perspective, with essays on the influence in Britain of European law; comparative analyses of key aspects of English, American and French jurisprudence; and a discussion of the continuing relevance of Magna Carta in Britain and Australia.Selected Essays. 15 The Spirit of Magna Carta Continues to Resonate in Modern Law* I. THE LEGACY OF MAGNA CARTA: A JOINT COMMITMENT TO THE RULE OF LAW FOR NEAR ON 800 years lawyers and parliamentarians have keptanbsp;...
|Title||:||Human Rights, Constitutional Law and the Development of the English Legal System|
|Author||:||Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine Baron Irvine of Lairg|
|Publisher||:||Hart Publishing - 2003|