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Law, Liberty, and Justice: The Legal Foundations of British Constitutionalism

T. R. S. Allan


This book makes a fresh appraisal of the main principles of constitutional law, seeking to stimulate renewed debate about the fundamentals of British constitutionalism. Rejecting a purely formal concept of the rule of law, the book argues that public law should more fully and openly reflect the principles of liberty and justice which constitute the underlying point and substance of the rule of law. The connection between law and justice is ultimately secured by the primary role of the individual conscience in making judgements about what the law requires. And just as no court is ever an infall ... More

Keywords: constitutional law, British constitutionalism, rule of law, public law, liberty, justice, individual conscience, Parliament, sovereignty, liberal constitutionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198259916
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259916.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T. R. S. Allan, author
Pembroke College, Cambridge