This book covers the main topics of Constitutional and Administrative Law courses and is intended to give students a clear idea of what the examiners are looking for.
This edition has been comprehensively revised to take account of the radical programme of constitutional reform introduced by the Labour government since 1997. It gives clear examples of how to answer questions on the following topics: devolution; the Human Rights Act, including the interpretation by the courts of its chief provisions and the Act's on the key areas of police powers, public order law and freedom of expression; the Freedom of Information Act 2000; the recent Shayler litigation under the Official Secrets Act; plans for reform of the House of Lords and the Wakeham Report, the government's White Paper; and proposed reforms to the Ombudsmen system. Material on recent reforms to the European Convention system and to domestic judicial review is also included.
It will be especially useful for students who may be feeling bemused by the rapid rate of change in this subject.