Archive for the 'prerogative powers' Category

R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2) – WLR Daily

R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2) [2008] UKHL 61; [2008] WLR (D) 322

“Prerogative orders in council which prevented the unrestricted return of Chagos Islanders to their homeland were not unlawful.”

WLR Daily, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Regina (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2)

House of Lords

“Prerogative orders made by the Queen in Council which prevented the unrestricted return of Chagos Islanders to their homeland were not unlawful.”

The Times, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

A, K, M, Q and G v HM Treasury – Times Law Reports

A, K, M, Q and G v HM Treasury

Queen’s Bench Division

“Orders in Council, made purportedly to give effect to United Nations resolutions freezing the assets of terrorist organisations and their adherents, were to be quashed since, among other faults, they had been improperly made outside the parliamentary process and were bad as creating criminal law of insufficient certainty.”

The Times, 5th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Important changes under way, but who cares? – The Times

“Step by step, the arguments of the 17th century over parliamentary control of prerogative powers are at last being resolved. The draft Constitutional Renewal Bill is a further big step, by no means the final one, into making the executive more accountable.”

Full story

The Times, 26th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina (Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council and Another) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – Times Law Reports

Regina (Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council and Another) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Court of Appeal

“Proposals to replace two-tier local government in some parts of the country with unitary authorities, made before the necessary statutory powers were in place, were lawful as long as genuine reconsideration had been given to them after the commencement of the relevant Act.”

The Times, 12th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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