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Judicial Miss Behavin’: a Defence of Process-Based Review of Public Authority Decisions under the HRA

Mead, David (2008) Judicial Miss Behavin’: a Defence of Process-Based Review of Public Authority Decisions under the HRA. Working Paper. Norwich Law School Working Paper Series [NLSWP 08/2].

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Abstract

This paper analyses the unanimous decision of the House of Lords in R (Begum) v Governors of Denbigh High School and to a lesser extent the later decision in Miss Behavin’ v. Belfast City Council. It considers the three reasons given by Lord Bingham in Begum to support his view that where decision-makers take no account of the human rights implications of their decision, the decision will not for that reason alone be struck down. The view of the House – what matters is the practical outcome not the quality of the decision-making process – is scrutinised and a defence of process-based review of public authority decision-making under the HRA is offered from several perspectives – particularly from a policy & practical viewpoint – for consideration.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 09:01
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2012 11:01
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/4619

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