The United Kingdom Parliament Acts: Parliamentary Sovereignty on Trial (2006)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. School of Law
AuthorsGravells, N.show all
Parliament has unlimited legal power to enact legislation; and the courts must recognise and enforce any legislation enacted by Parliament. That uncompromising statement of the legal powers of Parliament and the constitutional relationship between Parliament and the courts in the United Kingdom has long been debated among commentators. One aspect of that debate has centred on the Parliament Act 1911 (UK) (which provides that in certain circumstances Parliamentary legislation can be enacted without the consent of the House of Lords) and on the status of legislation enacted under the 1911 Act, particularly following its amendment by the Parliament Act 1949 (UK).
CitationGravells, N. (2006) The United Kingdom Parliament Acts: Parliamentary Sovereignty on Trial. Canterbury Law Review, 12, pp. 317.
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