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Essential Cases: Public Law

Essential Cases: Public Law (4th edn)

Thomas E. Webb
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date: 04 October 2022

M v Home Office [1994] 1 AC 377, House of Lords (also known as Re M)locked

M v Home Office [1994] 1 AC 377, House of Lords (also known as Re M)locked

  • Thomas E. WebbThomas E. WebbLecturer in Law, Lancaster University

Abstract

Essential Cases: Public Law provides a bridge between course textbooks and key case judgments. This case document summarizes the facts and decision in M v Home Office [1994] 1 AC 377, House of Lords (also known as Re M). The case considered whether the courts had the power to issue injunctions against government departments and the ministers attached to them, and whether the rule of law required that those departments and ministers could be held in contempt of court for breach of court orders. The document also includes supporting commentary from author Thomas Webb.

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