Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Courts and conditions of uncertainty in 'times of crisis'

Poole, Thomas (2007) Courts and conditions of uncertainty in 'times of crisis'. LSE law, society and economy working papers, 07-2007. Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (482Kb) | Preview

Abstract

This paper examines recent decisions of the British courts in terrorism cases. Two general approaches are identified: the first seeks to accommodate government crisis-related claims; the second starts from the need to reassert ‘normal’ public law principles. The paper then explores the judicial response to a particularly important plane of argument – namely, questions of risk and uncertainty. While a number of different ways of responding to government arguments about risk are isolated, it is argued that it is ultimately better for the courts to confront these arguments directly in their judgments.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/law/wps/wps1.htm
Additional Information: © 2007 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > KD England and Wales
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 07-2007
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2009 15:57
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/24626/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics