Lee Marsons: Bifurcation and deference: a comparison of Indian and English proportionality

In a previous post on this blog discussing proportionality in English administrative law, I mentioned in passing that proportionality had been problematic in Indian law. I quoted the Indian advocate, Ajoy, who noted that, ‘…even today the Indian legal system has not come to terms with the doctrine. There is hardly any case where the doctrine […]

May 15

Administrative Law Digest

This post contains a roundup of recent developments (in and out of courts) and recent scholarship in the area of administrative law around the common law world. To submit content for our next update, please email us at alawblogorg@gmail.com. Judicial Developments in Administrative Law Malaysia: The Court of Appeal declined making a declaration, sought by Maljis […]

May 10

Janet McLean: Public Office and Public Law

This blogpost was first published on the I-CONnect blog. In the West we often talk quite glibly about the democratic underpinnings of administrative law. In this project I investigate what English administrative law looked like when property was the basis of political authority and how the administrative apparatus, and the norms which governed it, changed […]

May 08

Sofia Ranchordás: Cities as Corporations? The Privatization of Cities and the Automation of Local Law

This blogpost was first published on the Oxford Business Law Blog. Cities throughout the world are becoming smarter thanks to AI, big data, Internet of Things (‘IoT’), and, more recently, blockchain.[1] Smart cities automate administrative decision-making with algorithms that decide, for instance, on building permits or social welfare applications.[2] Sensors spread throughout cities manage traffic […]

April 24

Administrative Law Digest

This post contains a roundup of recent developments (in and out of courts) and recent scholarship in the area of administrative law around the common law world. To submit content for our next update, please email us at alawblogorg@gmail.com. Judicial Developments in Administrative Law UK: The UK Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Agency had to […]

March 27

Joe Tomlinson: Fair Labelling in Administrative Justice

There are many normative standards which operate—implicitly or explicitly—in the assessment of how administrative justice systems perform. It is common to hear calls for “fair processes” in administrative justice. But defining what “fairness” requires is no easy task, nor is assessing whether particular systems can actually be described as fair. One way of managing this […]

March 16

Swati Jhaveri: Administrative Law – A Modest Guardian of the Rule of Law on Questions of National Security in Hong Kong

At a recent conference organised by Cora Chan (HKU) and Fiona De Londras (Birmingham) and hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong, participants discussed the possible ways in which the legal and political institutions of Hong Kong could safeguard the rule of law following the enactment of national security legislation […]