chapter  4
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The citizen and judicial control of the abuse of power

No study of constitutional law would be complete without a study of administrative law, yet the definition and scope of both, together with public law in general, is open to interpretation.

In Chapter 1 we recognise that we have an evolving constitution, theoretically based on the concept of parliamentary sovereignty. In Chapter 2 we note that Parliament is bicameral and that it is the elected chamber, the House of Commons, which dominates the House of Lords. In Chapter 3 we acknowledge that constitutional law addresses issues of power and accountability within a State. We then traced the transference of power within our State from Monarchy and the legislature to the executive. In this Chapter we focus on the mechanism of judicial review, which allows for Judges to make our executive legally accountable for its actions.