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Question: Evaluate the extent to which the UK judiciary has demonstrated its willingness to uphold the rule of law against the executive and legislature.

Why is the independence of the judiciary an essential feature of the rule of law?

Answer: The rule of law is one of the essential principles of the UK’s uncodified constitution. The main idea of the rule of law is that the law should apply equally to all....


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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2116 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2012 | Date submitted: October 21, 2015 | Coursework ID: 988

Question: What is the extent of the power of the Parliament at Westminster to intervene in the activities of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly? What is the rationale for this arrangement?

Answer: Devolution is the statutory granting of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to government at a sub-national level, such as a regional, local, or state level. It differs from...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2917 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2011 | Date submitted: March 08, 2012 | Coursework ID: 730

Question: To what extent are Ministers genuinely accountable to Parliament? To what extent are they accountable to the courts? Consider in particular the royal prerogative.

Answer: Within a democracy, those who govern must be accountable, or responsible, to those whom they govern. The understanding of accountability was clarified by Sir Robin Butler, the Cabinet Secretary, as to mean...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2493 | References: Yes | Date written: December, 2010 | Date submitted: March 08, 2012 | Coursework ID: 727

Question: What would the ‘added value’ of a codified Constitution be for British Constitutional law and practice?

Answer: A constitution is a set of rules that establishes the duties, powers and functions of the various institutions of government. It regulates the relationship between those institutions and defines the relationship between...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1989 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2008 | Date submitted: March 08, 2012 | Coursework ID: 725

Question: ‘The role of Parliament is now one of legitimation rather than legislation’. Discuss.

Answer: Parliament is the highest legislative authority in the UK and has responsibility for checking the work of government and examining, debating and approving new laws. As the legislature and with the doctrine...


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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2673 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2010 | Date submitted: March 08, 2012 | Coursework ID: 726

Question: ‘The CRA 2005 has ensured a more meaningful adherence to the doctrine of the separation of powers.’ Explain and evaluate this statement.

Public Law (62%)- The Separation of Powers and Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (1st year LLB)

Answer: The question challenges whether the Constitutional Reform Act (CRA) significantly upholds the separation of powers (SOP). This essay will seek to give value to the statement by assessing whether there is ‘meaningful...


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Details: - Mark: 62% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2200 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2017 | Date submitted: March 27, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1010

Question: Critically assess the various ways in which the concept of the rule of law can be understood.

Answer: It is not possible to formulate a simple and clear-cut statement of the rule of law as a broad political doctrine because as the needs of national and international communities change, so...


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Details: - Mark: 61% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 3076 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: March 08, 2012 | Coursework ID: 728

Question: ‘Parliament has become a dismal failure at holding the Government to account’. Discuss.

Answer: Parliament and government both play a vital part in forming the laws of the United Kingdom. Though they are separate institutions, they work closely together and their functions tend to overlap hence...


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Details: - Mark: 59% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1426 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: August 19, 2011 | Coursework ID: 695

Question: 'An unwritten constitution is “not worth the paper it is not written on'. Discuss.

Answer: In order to answer this question, it is vital to firstly, define a constitution, with the aim of explaining what exactly is meant by the term ‘unwritten constitution’. I will then go...


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Details: - Mark: 58% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1377 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: August 19, 2011 | Coursework ID: 696

Question: ‘The sovereignty of parliament provides a remarkably flexible and efficient instrument for achieving constitutional reform.’

Explain and critically consider this statement.

Answer: It is important to first understand what constitution and parliament sovereignty means. Constitution is a code of laws, rules and provisions that can manage the allocation of duties, powers as well as...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2106 | References: Yes | Date written: December, 2016 | Date submitted: April 30, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1023


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