This collection reflects on the place of judicial power in the common law constitutional tradition. It is framed around two lectures by John Finnis.
In this collection of short essays, leading political and legal thinkers reflect on the left’s traditional scepticism towards expansive judicial power.
One of the UK’s most eminent historians of ideas offers a powerful critique of the existing system of human rights law, and an original analysis of the fundamental principles on which any such law should be based.
Almost every country in the world has legislation that prohibits physician-assisted suicide. The UK Parliament voted overwhelmingly to maintain its prohibition of the practice in 2015 (330 to 118), but the law has been challenged in recent cases.
Paul Yowell’s Constitutional Rights and Constitutional Design is a superb book, with a kind of lapidary intelligence. I think it advances the conversation in two ways, methological and substantive. Methodologically, it pursues the comparative-institutional method, conducted in an empirical rather than idealized register where empiricism is appropriate, as the subtitle suggests.