Judicial Review and Rule of Law Talk, Victoria University

On June 15th Dr Stephen Winter gave a talk for Victoria University School of Law on Magna Carta Anniversary day entitled ‘Weak-form Review and the Rule of Law.’

It was open to the public on June 15, 2015 at 1pm, GB 340 Moot room, Victoria University of Wellington Law School, 55 Lambton Quay.

Abstract of the talk – ‘Weak-form’ judicial review is characterized by two conditions: courts use a bill of rights to make law and parliament  can contravene the court through the ordinary course of legislation. Therefore such judicial review  is ‘weak’ in comparison to systems in which parliament cannot revise judicial decisions through normal procedures.  This paper uses republican theory to argue that weak-form review promotes legitimacy by multiplying sites for accountability.


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