Show Summary Details
Page of

(p. 46) 2. The Legislative Sovereignty of Parliament 

(p. 46) 2. The Legislative Sovereignty of Parliament
(p. 46) 2. The Legislative Sovereignty of Parliament

Brian Thompson

and Michael Gordon

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD LAW TROVE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Law Trove for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 18 May 2021

Extracts have been chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts and to show how legal principles are developed. This chapter deals with the doctrine of the legislative sovereignty of Parliament. First, the nature of parliamentary sovereignty is considered. The question of whether Parliament can limit the powers of its successors is then discussed, with the chapter finally considering a range of modern challenges to the sovereignty of Parliament, including EU membership, human rights, the decision of the House of Lords in Jackson (and related subsequent case law), and the European Union Act 2011

Access to the complete content on Law Trove requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access code, please see the information provided with the code or instructions printed within the title for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.