Voidness, Voidability, Values

Cross-posted from the Administrative Law Blog. There is a nice passage early on in Amnon Rubinstein’s Jurisdiction and Illegality (Oxford, Clarendon, 1965). Responding to a claim of Hans Kelsen that voidness is a monolithic concept and arguing instead for a distinction between unlawful decisions that are void and those that are merely voidable, Rubinstein writes […] Read more


Announcement: New Blog

There is a new administrative law blog, the Admin Law Blog, which is a most welcome new addition to the blawgosphere. The editors’ introductory post describes the blog as follows: This is a forum for the discussion of ideas and developments of interest to scholars of administrative law across the common law world. It aims […] Read more


Ousting the Jurisdiction of the Courts: R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2017] EWHC 114 (Admin)

R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2017] EWHC 114 (Admin) is a rare example of an effective ouster clause. The applicant took issue with the Tribunal’s conclusion that, as a matter of law, the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary was entitled to engage in computer hacking under s. 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994. […] Read more