Non-justiciability: A Get Out of Jail Free Card?

Laura Bliss

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This paper focuses on the definition of non-justiciability, moving on to what the consequences are when it comes to a non-justiciable judgment being granted. Furthermore, I briefly critically examine the concepts of primary and secondary non-justiciability and how they are applied in the judicial system in the United Kingdom. To do this, I use two case law examples which illustrate the way the courts apply these two concepts. Lastly, I present the rationales which have been established to justify this judicial concept. This allows me to provide a conclusion as to whether it can be deemed that this judicial doctrine is merely a “get out of jail free card” for the courts or an important legal tool for judges.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2015
EventDepartment of Law and Criminology Research Seminar - Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Mar 2015 → …


ConferenceDepartment of Law and Criminology Research Seminar
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period25/03/15 → …


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