National security and the due process of law

Tomkins, A. (2011) National security and the due process of law. Current Legal Problems, 64(1), pp. 215-253. (doi:10.1093/clp/cur001)

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Abstract

This article focuses on the ways in which English law struggles to accommodate security concerns within its framework of procedural fairness; insights drawn from EU law, which is rapidly gaining in importance in this field, are also briefly examined. The argument opens with a brief consideration of the use of special advocates and of closed material before turning to examine three recent ‘litigation sagas’ from the English courts which sharply illuminate the difficulties the law faces: Binyam Mohamed on intelligence sharing and obligations of disclosure; Al Sweady on public interest immunity and the Ministry of Defence; and Al Rawi on UK complicity in torture.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tomkins, Professor Adam
Authors: Tomkins, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Current Legal Problems
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0070-1998
ISSN (Online):2044-8422
Published Online:15 April 2011

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