Constitutional Conventions in UK Law

  • R (Miller and Another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union; Re McCord's application
    • Supreme Court
    • 24 Enero 2017
    ...... judges have to decide concern questions relating to the constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom. These proceedings raise such issues. ... a principled way, through a combination of statutes, events, conventions, academic writings and judicial decisions. Reflecting its development and ......
  • Thomas and Another v Baptiste and Others
    • Privy Council
    • 17 Marzo 1999
    ...... Trinidad and Tobago from the dismissal of the appellants' constitutional motions which claimed that in the events which had happened it would be ... constitutional importance of the principle that international conventions do not alter domestic law except to the extent that they are incorporated ......
  • R (on the application of SG and Others (previously JS and Others)) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
    • Supreme Court
    • 20 Abril 2016
    ...... the case of Ministry of Justice (formerly Department for Constitutional Affairs) v O'Brien (Council of Immigration Judges intervening) [2013] ... to principles of international law, including international conventions, for the purpose of interpreting the "terms and notions in the text of the ......
  • Attorney General for Canada v Attorney General for Ontario
    • Privy Council
    • 28 Enero 1937
    ...... States — Operation of Treaties — International Labour Conventions" — Canada. Treaties — Conclusion of — Constitutional Limitations \xE2"......
  • Fothergill v Monarch Airlines Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 10 Julio 1980
    ...... the Courts of this country are faced with texts of treaties or conventions in different languages were discussed in James Buchanan & Co. Ltd. v. ...This, as it seems to me, raises a question of constitutional significance as to the functions of courts of justice as interpreters of ......
  • R v Bow Street Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, ex parte Pinochet Ugarte (No. 3)
    • House of Lords
    • 24 Marzo 1999
    ...... 1: he pointed out that there are a number of international conventions (for example the Yugoslav War Crimes Statute and the Rwanda War Crimes ...In some countries which adhere to the traditions of constitutional monarchy these will be confined largely to ceremonial or symbolic acts ......
  • R v Margaret Jones; Swain v DPP; R v Arthur Milling; R v Toby Olditch; R v Philip Pritchard
    • House of Lords
    • 29 Marzo 2006
    ......Examples may be found in the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 and the Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Act 1995, dealing with ... requires,' he was not, I think, laying down any special constitutional doctrine about the powers of the Crown in relation to national security. ......
  • Trendtex v Central Bank of Nigeria
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 13 Enero 1977
    ...... the jurists who have studied the problem, from treaties and conventions and, above all, defining the rule in terms which are consonant with ... were as follows: "According to the decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of 1962 and 1963, a foreign State may be granted immunity fromGerman ......
  • R (Al-Skeini) v Secretary of State for Defence
    • House of Lords
    • 13 Junio 2007
    ......, s 70(1)); "whether in or outside the United Kingdom" (Geneva Conventions Act 1957, s 1(1)); "acts committed … outside the United Kingdom by a ... said in Bankovic, not least as to the Convention being "a constitutional instrument of European public order", operating "in an essentially ......
  • European Roma Rights v Immigration Officer
    • House of Lords
    • 09 Diciembre 2004
    ...... Refugees is charged with the task of supervising international conventions providing for the protection of refugees, and recognizing that the ... the sovereignty of Parliament, apply principles of constitutionality little different from those which exist in countries where the power of ......
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