Judicial review under the Irish Constitution: More American than Commonwealth

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dc.contributor.author Ó Tuama, Séamus
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-31T13:41:29Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-31T13:41:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10
dc.identifier.citation Ó Tuama, S., 2008. Judicial review under the Irish Constitution: More American than Commonwealth. Electronic Journal of Comparative Law, 12(2). http://www.ejcl.org/122/art122-2.pdf en
dc.identifier.volume 12 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.issn 1387-3091
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/19
dc.description.abstract The Irish legal system emerged from the British system. Yet the Irish constitution diverges from the Commonwealth model and more closely resembles the American constitution in both substance and application. This means that while the Irish parliamentary system is very much based on the Westminster model, the legal system, while remaining within the Common Law family, has important distinctions. One of the key areas of divergence from the Commonwealth model is in judicial review. This has important ramifications for the recognition and elaboration of human rights under the constitution. This article explores some of the historical reasons for the shift from the Commonwealth model and the nature and consequence of some of those differences. It also contrasts certain aspects of the Irish judicial review process with those pertaining in the United States; in particular it highlights some anti-democratic tendencies in the Irish system. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Schoordijk Instituut, Faculty of Law, Tilburg University en
dc.relation.uri http://www.ejcl.org/122/art122-2.pdf
dc.subject.lcsh Judicial review - Ireland en
dc.title Judicial review under the Irish Constitution: More American than Commonwealth en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Dr. Séamus Ó Tuama, Department of Government, UCC. Email: sotuama@ucc.ie Tel +353 21 4903238 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Electronic Journal of Comparative Law en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress sotuama@ucc.ie en

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