Sunday, 29 July 2007

The branches of UK Government

Anyone with an interest in the functioning of the British Constitution will find the 6th Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution "Relations between the executive, the judiciary and Parliament' useful.

Constitutional law sudents are treated to a useful guide to major developments in the first chapter. Specific issues in the relationships between institutions are to be found in Chapter 2 (Executive and Judiciary); Chapter 3 (Parliament and Judiciary) and Chapter 4 (Judiciary, Media and Public). The papers by

Kate Malleson on the Effect of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 on the Relationship between the Judiciary, the Executive and Parliament

Professor Anthony Bradley on (1) The New Constitutional Relationship between the Judiciary, Government and Parliament (2) further paper on that relationship about the recent changes in the machinery of Government.

Professor Paul Craig on the Rule of Law

are to be recommended. Appendix 6 lists all the 'declarations of incompatibility' made under the Human Rights Act 1998.

A feast for constitutional law students, which I would strongly recommend to my students.