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The international dimension of judicial review: The Gray’s Inn Reading

Speech by Lord Justice Richards



Lord Justice Richards focused his lecture on foreign affairs and military conflict:

"I have chosen a topic that takes the spotlight off the Home Secretary and moves us away from home affairs into foreign affairs and military conflict. What I have to say falls primarily within the provinces of the Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for Defence. Twenty years ago this was an area on which there was very little to say. In recent times, however, our courts have been called upon to grapple increasingly with problems arising outside the United Kingdom and with the effect of international treaties and principles of public international law. What I have to say on the subject is intended for a general audience. It comprises a survey of cases which are interesting for their factual background as well as the legal analysis to which they give rise."


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