Raffael N. Fasel: Ouster Clauses and the Silent Constitutional Crisis – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted February 20th, 2024 in constitutional law, judicial review, judiciary, news, parliament, Supreme Court by tracey

‘In a recent comment on the Government’s Rwanda Bill and on speculations about an unprecedented strike down by the Supreme Court, Professor Mark Elliott asked a question that has been on many UK public lawyers’ minds lately: “Are we headed for a constitutional crisis?” This question, to be sure, is not new. However, with a Government and Parliament increasingly willing to act with disregard for cardinal constitutional principles such as the rule of law and with certain judges’ growing outspokenness about their intention to resist further attacks on the country’s constitutional fundamentals, determining whether we are indeed in a constitutional crisis has gained great urgency. For if we are already in a crisis, then it may be necessary to take action to prevent the situation from spiralling out of control.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 20th February 2024

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