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Challenging the authority of the House of Lords (R (Al Rabbat) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court (HM Attorney General intervening))

Published on: 11 August 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Challenging the authority of the House of Lords (R (Al Rabbat) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court (HM Attorney General intervening))
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  • What was the background to the application?
  • What was the Divisional Court being asked to determine?
  • What did the court decide, and why?
  • Why might the judgment be of interest to those seeking to challenge previous decisions of the House of Lords or Supreme Court?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: In R (Al Rabbat) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the High Court refused a challenge to a judge’s decision to block the private prosecution of Tony Blair and others for the Iraq invasion based on an argument that the Supreme Court was likely to depart from a previous decision on the law of aggression. The decision is explored by Antonia Benfield, of Mansfield 1GIS Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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