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 […]

March 06

Lisa Burton Crawford: Jurisdictional Error and the Principle of Legality

There is little love for the distinction between jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional errors of law. I gather than many people think it is an esoteric quirk of Australian administrative law, which has no firm conceptual foundation and serves no useful purpose. The Australian High Court is unique in this regard — as, perhaps, am I and […]

March 01

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 The High Court of Australia held that Courts do not have the […]

February 09

Shukri Ahmad Shahizam: Beyond the ‘Objective Test’: Towards Stringent Scrutiny of Ministerial Decision-Making

Scrutiny of executive discretion has never been the Malaysian courts’ strong suit. Despite the existence of constitutionally guaranteed rights, history demonstrates a large degree of deference given to ministers in the exercise of their powers. This includes where such powers are manifest infringements of fundamental liberties without procedural safeguards built into the executive’s decision-making process. […]

December 17

Holiday Break & Call for Submissions

Dear Readers, The Blog will be taking a break for the holidays, returning in January with new content. We welcome new submissions and content on any subject of administrative law in the common law world. Please visit here for further information on making a submission. Thank you, Adam, Farrah and Swati

December 12

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 A US District Court has struck down as unconstitutional President Donald Trump’s […]