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Lawful Power

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This is the edited text of the 2016 Robin Cooke Lecture, delivered at Victoria University of Wellington on 15 December 2016.

It is a popular idea that public agencies (or perhaps only executive agencies) cannot lawfully do anything unless it is positively authorised by law. Through a discussion of the prerogatives of the Crown, of Parliament and of the courts in the United Kingdom, I argue to the contrary. Public bodies may legitimately do anything that serves the purposes for...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
New Zealand Centre for Public Law, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington Publisher's website
Journal:
New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-20
Publication date:
2017-06-01
Acceptance date:
2017-07-25
ISSN:
1176-3930
Source identifiers:
710728
Pubs id:
pubs:710728
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uuid:01ac455d-caa2-4d39-82a2-85bc423511e2
Local pid:
pubs:710728
Deposit date:
2017-08-04

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