The Concept of Legislation: Jackson v Her Majesty'sAttorney General
Abstract:In Jackson and Others v Her Majesty's Attorney General, the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords faced an unusual case – one in which it had to decide not only what Parliament intended, but whether it created a statute in the first place. Though the Committee was unanimous in finding that Parliament did indeed create a statute, the decision reveals deep divisions within the panel concerning the status of the doctrine of parliamentary supremacy and a profound difference in commitment to an exclusively source-based approach to law.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Lecturer, School of Law, University of Aberdeen
Publication date: March 1, 2006