Rabinder Singh, The Unity of Law

Hart Publishing is kindly offering a discount for Administrative Law Matters readers on Rabinder Singh, The Unity of Law. Lord Justice Singh is a senior member of the British judiciary and was, prior to his appointment to the bench, a leading barrister with a broad practice in public and commercial law (one of the last of a generation of generalists, as he recounts in the introductory chapter).

This is a very interesting collection of essays, spanning an impressively wide array of topics and defending, throughout, a robust judicial role in the protection of rights and other constitutional fundamentals. It is an excellent introduction to developments in UK public law over recent decades and should be a good guide to its future trajectory too.

Here are further details about the book:

Sir Rabinder Singh has been one of the leading lights in the recent development of the common law, most notably in the field of human rights and the law of privacy. Here, for the first time, he reflects on the defining themes of his career as advocate and judge.

Combining his trademark originality of thought and impeccable scholarship, he selects previously published and unpublished writings to track the evolution of his approach to the common law. A substantial introduction gives context to the book, while opening introductions to each piece reflect on their relevance to contemporary legal thought.

The essays explore themes as diverse as judicial review, equality, and privacy and personal autonomy. Insightful, erudite, and thought-provoking, this collection is a must read for all those interested in the law and its role in society.

Here is the table of contents:

The Unity of Law – Or the Dangers of Over-Specialisation
Law as a System of Values
First Impressions of a New Court of Appeal Judge
Keynote Speech to the Criminal Bar Association Conference
Common Law, Common Heritage? Some Reflections on Anglo-American Law
Antigone’s Law

Judicial Review and the Rule of Law
Divided by a Common Language: American and British Perspectives on Constitutional Law
Interpreting Bills of Rights
Tribute for Lord Steyn

The Development of Human Rights Thought from Magna Carta to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Moral Force of the United Kingdom’s Human Rights Act
The Place of the Human Rights Act in a Democratic Society
What is a ‘Democratic Society’?

Equality: The Neglected Virtue
Racial Equality and the Law
Religion and the Law

Privacy and Personal Autonomy
Privacy and the Media After the Human Rights Act
Holding the Balance: National Security, Civil Liberties and the Role of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal
Fairness and National Security

The Use of International Law in the Domestic Courts of the United Kingdom
‘We Have it in Our Power to Begin the World Over Again’: The Contribution of Lauterpacht and Jackson to the Post-War Legal Order
Epilogue: The Nature of the Judicial Process 100 Years on

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This content has been updated on March 2, 2022 at 03:25.