Legitimacy of the ?Commons ?debate on ?prisoner ?voting

Nicol, Danny (2011) Legitimacy of the ?Commons ?debate on ?prisoner ?voting. Public Law. pp. 681-691. ISSN 0033-3565

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Abstract

Summarises the House of Commons debate held on February 10, 2011 which responded to the European Court of Human Rights judgment in Hirst v United Kingdom (74025/01) on the proportionality of the "blanket" prisoner disenfranchisement rules under the Representation of the People Act 1983 s.3. Examines the arguments raised that the ruling had violated the principles of the rule of law, Parliamentary sovereignty and the separation of powers. Considers the views expressed on the appropriate response should the court refuse to accept Parliament's decision not to revise the law on prisoner voting.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Westminster Law School
Depositing User: Rachel Wheelhouse
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2012 10:18
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 10:18
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/10542

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